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Retailer reminds us that Metal Gear Solid 5 is, in fact, a Hideo Kojima game

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Well, at least someone — it appears to be an employee of an Australian retailer — is willing to acknowledge what Konami is not: That Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, is a Hideo Kojima game.

Konami has been KGB'ing Kojima from its official websites and promotional materials, portending a split that will almost certainly be formalized once MGS5 launches in a little more than a week. Fans of the series rightfully find this a little alienating, and some store workers have taken it into their hands to correct the record.

This picture, taken in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday isn't the first example, but it is one that Kojima himself retweeted, leading to an enormous viral spread for a tweet from a person with a few hundred followers.

She followed up:

Yer go girl!

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches Sept. 1 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more, see its Gamescom 2015 trailer below, or check out our preview from E3 2015.

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