This just hit me. I was searching through some old files today when I discovered my old MGS 4 game folder which contained some pictures from 2005 that I'm going to share now. I think I've discovered that the story was once different from the one we know today. The first picture shows Vamp, Meryl and Raiden. Vamp looks nearly un changed in this picture with only a few differences from the E3 trailer. Meryl and Raiden are a different story. For one they look younger and there appearance is different. Meryl looks more like her old appearance in MGS1 than what she does now and also Raiden does not look anything like the Ninja in the E3 trailer?! And whats with the baby? Ocelot looks more like his MGS2 form and looks more younger again. Which could mean that liquid hadn't taken over him fully at the time. The most biggest change is snake himself. As you can see he looks a lot younger and more like his MGS2 appearance but with a bread. Also the sneaking suit is completely different it reminds me more of big boss. Otacon looks again younger but still reminds me of what he looks like now in MGS4. Big Boss has yet to be seen in 4 but in this art work we all know its him. Not much to report on Naomi apart from she doesn't look as run down as she does in 4. All this has lead me to think that MGS4 was at the time meant to be set only a few years after MGS2 and wouldn't be anything like it is now. I can't jump to conclusions yet since we have only seen a small portion of the game but I don't think will see anything like this since snake looks old in 4 now while in this art he looks like he does in 2.