Some might not like Hideo Kojima’s approach in game designing but no one can deny that some of the ideas the Japanese game designer comes up with are truly something else. This time, however, the man might have really outdone himself.
All those who have been patiently waiting for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to hit consoles and PC this September have probably watched over and over the game’s trailers that have been released these past few months. Most of them feature a scene where Big Boss, aka Naked Snake, aka Punished Snake, aka Venom Snake, aka several other names, wakes up from a 9 years long coma. Updating the legendary war hero on his conditions is an unnamed doctor.
Some fans of the series might have discovered something really interesting about the doctor. Not too long ago, an Italian doctor called Sergio Canavero has revealed his plans to perform the first ever head transplant. The Italian doctor bears a striking resemblance to the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain doctor.
Other things about the matter also seem to fall right into place, as discovered by some of the members of the NeoGAF forums. Among other things, Dr. Canavero is doing a talk in Cyprus about head transplanting and the hospital where Big Boss wakes up at the beginning of The Phantom Pain is indeed in Cyprus, as discovered in the files of the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes some time ago. Mere coincidences or crazy viral marketing? With Hideo Kojima, it’s quite difficult to tell. Given the themes of The Phantom Pain, it’s not unlikely that Hideo Kojima might have simply been inspired by Dr. Canavero and his research. You can read more about the matter and learn more about other weird coincidences by reading the NeoGAF forums thread.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released this September on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game will be the final entry of the series directed by Hideo Kojima, as he will be leaving Konami for good this December as reported earlier this month to the dismay of fans of the franchise all over the world.