The Phantom Pain had a rousing debut at this past weekend's Spike TV 2012 Video Game Awards.
Some have assumed it's somehow connected to the iconic Metal Gear Solid franchise, as the character seen in the trailer with the eye patch resembles Snake. As for why they're hiding the game's full identity, visit the NeoGAF forums for some possible explanations.
Now, developer Moby Dick has released new screenshots, which you see here. They're taken from that trailer so if you haven't seen it, this is your first glance at a very promising (and apparently highly polished) title. The mystery continues as nobody has really heard of the development team in question, and the CEO's first name is Joakim, which is an acronym for Kojima.
Perhaps this is a next-gen title that may or may not be a spin-off of MGS. Or maybe they just don't want to steal the thunder of the recently announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes . Whatever the reason(s), we expect to see more of this title in due time…and when we do, there might be a whole lot of amazed gamers out there.