Solid Snake's commanding officer/nemesis/father figure appears on Kojima site; Famitsu scan shows acrobatic character's appearance; next reveal 3pm Sunday, May 31.
Any doubts that the mysterious "Kojima Productions Next" project was not part of the Metal Gear Solid canon were erased today, when a character from the long-running series appeared on the game's--or games'-- teaser Web site. As part of a countdown teaser--which has now been reset for a third time to end at 3 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 31--the site is now flashing a shot of Big Boss (pictured), series hero Solid Snake's erstwhile commanding officer and often-nemesis. The characters' semiyouthful age points to a period after Metal Gear Solid 3's Vietnam-era setting and before that of the original Metal Gear.
[UPDATE] The countdown clock has now changed to expire at 3 p.m. Monday, June 1.
Were that not enough to rally the Kojima faithful, several scans of Famitsu magazine posted by gaming blog Kotaku reveal that the site will eventually show another member of the MGS canon, Raiden. Alongside the teaser site's pic of Big Boss, Famitsu's Raiden image shows the character in futuristic armor--and with one eye patched over--which indicates that it is from a game set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4.
The temporal dichotomy between the two shots has led to speculation that two separate games may be announced by Kojima Productions and Konami. So far, one game has been all but confirmed for a PlayStation-branded platform, whereas a Metal Gear Solid 4 port is rumored to be coming to the Xbox 360.
Such a game was hinted at the end of Hideo Kojima's 2009 Game Developers Conference keynote address, when the game designer posted a slide touting "The Next Metal Gear" and apparently showing Raiden. Strangely, the Kojima interview accompanying the shot has large sections redacted to hide the identity of the new game.
Today's revelations only add to Metal Gear fans' near-painful level of anticipation in the run-up to next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Check back at GameSpot on Sunday for the latest developments from the Kojima Productions teaser and for live coverage of Konami's press conference from 3-5pm on Wednesday, June 3.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. One of them won't be an exclusive to the 360. Or that's what I heard at least.
No mention of Rising in Sonys conference today, and its not even on xbox's own site, despite all the other big xbox releases being there, there are still some unanswered questions, i think its so early in the production stage that they have not truly been able to release it, only tell is its coming, we wont see nothing difinitive (a proper trailer or gameplay) til E3 next year i think...
Refresh your page if you still see the counter page. But don't expect to see the new site right away, because the interwebz traffic is so great.
Man i was watching that when the timer ran out..but nothing happend. :( what is going on with the freezing page load?
Well the site changed i'm pretty sure more is to come from kojima when the sony press conference happens tomorrow
It's clearly not exclusive. They wrapped up their exclusive line-up and then brought out Hideo Kojima and he never said it was exclusive to anything he said it will be coming soon. If it was exclusive, trust me, Microsoft would have made sure we knew.
i dont think its exclusive...http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/696050/Metal-Gear-Solid-Rising-Not-Exclusive-To-360.html...and if it is, Big Boss on PS3 will be revealed tomorrow :P...
But thats what the M$ conference thing said "Raiden is back"... or something like that. And that picture is the only one they showed (lame, I know)
why is this the only page that even works for me anymore... all my other tabs are giving page load errors now when I click a link.. HAX? :S
yeah its not working for me either...i reckon its overloaded from us guys all refreshing like mad, i think it will work soon though, i got to "Kojima Productions E3 2009 special site" then i clicked english but it didnt load...
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