An Even Wilder Theory: Is This the Real Joakim Mogren?

This is Ludvig Forssell. He might look more familiar when he's covered with bandages and pretending to be a Swedish game designer named Joakim Mogren.

Or maybe we've just been staring at his picture too long.

We're tossing this one to you readers to decide.

Why might Ludvig Forssell be the bandaged, supposedly-Swedish developer "Joakim Mogren," who has been hyping The Phantom Pain a new Metal Gear?

Forssell is a composer—a "sound creator", if you will. After studying music in Tokyo, Forssell, who's Swedish, joined Metal Gear publisher Konami in 2011. He's done some soundtrack work on games like Senritsu no Stratus (listen here) and is currently based at Konami's headquarters in Japan and composing the Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes soundtrack.

As for "Mogren", we've most recently seen him in an interview on GTTV. In that interview, Mogren claims that all will be revealed about that game he's working on at next week Game Developers Conference. At that conference, Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima will be showing off his studio's new Fox graphics engine, which is used in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Whether Joakim Mogren is CG or a real dude, there's a chance Forssell is the face behind the bandages. Have a look:


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Kotaku reached out to Forssell and Konami for comment, but did not receive responses prior to publication.

(Ludvig Forssell photos: Hal名古屋/Konami )