Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain PS4 PlayStation

Call it self-indulgent if you want to, but we've gotten used to Hideo Kojima's name being on the box of Metal Gear Solid games. The fact that Konami has opted to remove it from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – amid nasty rumours regarding the auteur's future – has rocked the gaming industry, then. Fortunately, Aussie outlet JB Hi-Fi is fighting back.

Kotaku took a bunch of snaps from various stores around the country where makeshift signs had been added to display stands for the sequel, proudly flaunting the fact that this is, indeed, "A Hideo Kojima Game". Alright, we've already seen this trick pulled at Gamescom 2015 and other conventions, but we reckon that more stores should follow suit.

After all, how's the consumer supposed to know that they're getting a quality product without Kojima's all-important badge of honour?

[via kotaku.com.au, vg247.com]