Big Kojima announcement coming May 18

[UPDATE 2] <i>Famitsu</i> and now-live teaser site indicate Konami's Metal Gear Solid studio is unveiling <i>something</i> on Monday in Japan--is it the rumored Xbox 360 MGS4, Zone of the Enders 3, or a new IP?

Hot on the heels of rumors of a new Konami Xbox 360 exclusive and a Metal Gear Solid 4 port comes apparent proof that a major Kojima Productions announcement is imminent. Multiple online sources have posted scans of a two-page advertisement attributed to this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, Japan's top gaming publication.

Someone's gonna have a case of the Mondays.

The scan (pictured) shows a bleak landscape of dead grass and leafless shrubs under a bleak gray sky. On the horizon, a pair of figures can be made out, along with a low-lying building and a road. Besides the Konami and Kojima Productions logos, the ad has only two pieces of text: the date "2009.5.18"--next Monday--and the URL www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next. As of press time, the URL only brought up a "not found" error page from the official Japanese Konami Web site.

Unfortunately, that's all the information available about the upcoming Konami project. However, if it is one of the two rumored 360 projects, Microsoft will have some wind in its sails coming into its June 1 press conference at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Then again, the last time an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 was rumored, it ended up being Metal Gear Solid Touch for the iPhone.

Another possibility is a new installment in the Kojima-produced Zone of the Enders series, which has been dormant since 2003's Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. At his 2009 Game Developers Conference keynote address, studio head Hideo Kojima also teased that the "next MGS" might be a spin-off starring recurring hero Raiden.

[UPDATE] Unfortunately, nothing will be official until next Monday, as a cheery Konami rep would only say, "You'll have to wait until May 18th!"

[UPDATE 2] The teaser site is now live, and shows the same barren landscape and cloudy sky as the scans of the magazine ad. The header for the site merely says "KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS 'NEXT.'"

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695 comments
Void_Kross
Void_Kross

I'll laugh so hard if Kojima Productions reveal that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will not be on Xbox 360.

knooon
knooon

yes mgs rising has a release date whooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

I wonder what it is going to be.

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

ya june 1st, get ur info right man!!

gmax
gmax

I guess this means something.

Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

May 18th ?... More like June 1st... :?

volcanicmax_009
volcanicmax_009

this will prove my point even more that Xbox360 are the biggest biters in the world of gaming. can't make a great exclusive anymore to save their so they have to take MEGS too.

borninvincible
borninvincible

they need to get on with it... they are killing me.

Strife88
Strife88

There always has to be countdowns. I hope they just announce it today!

shinian
shinian

"If" MGS4 will be ported to x360 then it will be the end of big 3rd party exclusives era.

dth_dlr
dth_dlr

should be a good surprise. who knows if MGS4 is on its way to 360, but we shall find out soon enough.

minimme
minimme

XBOX fanboys, stupid xbox fanboys. Get over yourselves, they're done with MGS4. Hideo himself said that MGS4 will stay PS3 exclusive, just get over yourselves. PC>PS3>360>Wii

GeneralArrow
GeneralArrow

If you watch it, for a while it shows some characters

MGSsuperfan
MGSsuperfan

guys the teaser restarts tommoro at 3:59 so be at da teaser and see what happens

MattCut09
MattCut09

Oh my god, ok seriously i own an xbox but have spent long hours playing the mgs brand and msg4 is by far the best experience i have ever had in a game, msg5 i will wet my pants and buy a 50 inch lcd and a ps3 tomorrow and experience utter filth from my partner but deep down know it was the only thing i could do...... sorry xbox fans but ps3 rocks as much as the xbox !!!!!!!! peace out and quest for glory fellers i salut you !! caio

ali-009
ali-009

it is just a rumor,mgs was always and will be an exclusive for playstation systems,why don't microsoft announce gears of war 3,or something,and how would an xbox fan know anything about the mgs story,he will just start the game and not knowing anything of what is happening,and will mgs work on xbox360,as it is in ps3,i don't think so,may be they will remove some parts of the game,xbox owners just get over it.

FartMonkey65
FartMonkey65

I love the MGS games for the PS1 and PS2. I own a 360, so I am seriously hoping that MGS4 comes out on the 360.

hhap52
hhap52

i remember that epic MGS2 trailer at E3 several years ago. :)

dark_being
dark_being

I'm not really into the Metal Gear thing, so I hope it is something else, more original.

1995_1996_1997
1995_1996_1997

riseagainst1212 mgs4 is only 40g ,and the dvd is 8.5g so it would fit on 5 discs .i don't have a problem with that i just wanna play.

RiseAgainst1212
RiseAgainst1212

i really doubt it would be for thw xbox 360, because, well, you would have like 10 discs, and kojima did the same thing with metal gear solid 2, and that was a fail, why do they think it would be any different now.

HackerSP
HackerSP

360 dosent need MGS4 with all those 360 Fanboys who where constantly dissing MGS4 saying it sucks, let them keep their Halo, and Gears of Wars, Maybe that will make them stop being fanboys and just Enjoy having a console and just play their console and be happy and leave other people Wii, PS3, 360, and PC alike alone that is all i have to say

Thomaz16
Thomaz16

has anyone else thought that from the images on the count down it probably wont be a 360 port of MGS4 because there's no such landscape in MGS4...

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

@ denicola_a_god i hope you know that last year Konami said that after MGS4, for now on they will ONLY make MULIPLATFORM games. So dont get your fanboy pull-ups in a bunch when they say its not a PS3 exclusive.

Denu1
Denu1

@Argent-de-C thnx for telling me what the cap says (millatary without boarders) so mabye its the build up to the creation of outer haven. mabye the raiden is raikov or gray fox? or big boss is solidus? a new squad based MGS where u are part of the PMCs? or Rat partol? RTS where u lead the uprising on shadow moses or form outer haven?mabye the final expansion for MGO?

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

A 360 release would be cool since I don't have a PS3. Let's hope for that.

MGSsuperfan
MGSsuperfan

oh did not see that part and what wil happen at 8:59 2day

freeuser4
freeuser4

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sion1
sion1

haha it said E539E3

MGSsuperfan
MGSsuperfan

the msg said E5EE i think it means MGS5 wil be at E3

SNOOP_CAT
SNOOP_CAT

IM IN A TREMENDOUS STRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MGS55555

solidsnakelara
solidsnakelara

Why does it have to be on the xbox 360. The mgs trilogy should stay on playstation consoles. Then the xbox 360 would get the same credit has the ps3. That sucks. I bet xbox 360 owners are getting excited now.

solidsnakelara
solidsnakelara

It would be cool if theirs a new mgs coming out this year, but it would be too soon

solidsnakelara
solidsnakelara

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Cpt-Salt
Cpt-Salt

Just had a look at the website. Gave me goosebumps. It's so errie and brilliant! Just the thought of a possible MGS5 game! is good enough! I will definitely sitting at my computer when the timer finishes.

Griffus
Griffus

On the new teaser site you are also able to se some letters or numbers if you just wait a little, but I can't make out what it means. E 3 S/5 e. One of the two first might also be M tipped on the side, but I really have no idea..

Stale_Breadd
Stale_Breadd

i went to the page and idk what happened but a big blue 5 appeared behind the date counter thing. so im pretty positive there making metal gear solid 5.

Bakahashi
Bakahashi

I just checked the page source, MGS is written in there. YAY!

wellrod
wellrod

LOL barnsey out of millions of people you are the only person to look at the source not even gamespot relised :) GJ m8