Metal Gear fans thought they were getting Old Snake a second time after viewing the 10-minute in-game demonstration of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which series creator Hideo Kojima said was a misperception created by backlighting.

Still, people continued to press the issue. So Kojima asked an artist to remove the goggles from this promotional image, released Aug. 30, which featured Snake in a beard that needed no Just For Men Mustache & Beard. And here he is. Happy now?