Kojima to unwrap Wii project at E3?

Source: A postcard sent out to press to promote Konami's E3 press conference. The official story: "No comment on the postcard."--Konami rep. What we heard: Late last year, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima sat down with Famitsu, Japan's leading game magazine. In it, he revealed he was...

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Source: A postcard sent out to press to promote Konami's E3 press conference.

The official story: "No comment on the postcard."--Konami rep.

What we heard: Late last year, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima sat down with Famitsu, Japan's leading game magazine. In it, he revealed he was developing an upcoming game for the Nintendo Revolution. He explained to the publication that he wanted the game to be drastically different from the stealth action series that made him famous. He also hinted that he might be targeting female gamers specifically.

While it caused a bit of a stir at the time, Kojima's Revolution revelation faded into the background, thanks to a drought of new information about the project. But that will likely end in two weeks, if the hints on the Konami E3 press conference invitation are to be taken at face value.

The invitation, which arrived in GameSpot editors' mailboxes today, has a gray front with the Kojima Productions logo in the background. In the foreground are six words in all-caps: "RETURN," "REARM," "REGALE," "REBIRTH," "RESPECT," "REFINE." In each of the words, the letters "RE" are conspicuously offset in red. On the back is an even less subtle hint. "The REVOLT begins, Tuesday, May 9. It's the battle for E3," reads the card before giving the details of the event.

Plainly, Konami is hinting that there will be a major announcement at its press conference that has to do with something starting in "Re." But while the Revolution references may have made sense last week, this week everything changed when Nintendo revealed its console's new name: "Wii." Why would Konami send out a teaser postcard for a Revolution game when it knew a name change was in the works?

The answer is on the postcard, which bears a postmark of Wednesday, April 26--one day before the Wii name was revealed. Given that it was sent before the Wii announcement--which many diehard Nintendans are now claiming is a massive hoax--Konami must have stuck with the Revolution name just to not blow Nintendo's cover. That and it would be wii-ly hard to make a cool-sounding teaser with the console's new moniker. (Painful, we know.)

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus--expect official confirmation at E3.

Discussion

188 comments
00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Hmmm i wouldn't like the idea if the game was aimed for girly's.... lol :P

spacecat
spacecat

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breakey922
breakey922

oh yeah I can't wait for this maybe the title will be renegade or something like that

Capouel123
Capouel123

you know what, Hideo Kojima has done some kick ass games over these years so why would he lie about something like this? Hmm?? And anyway, if hes the one making the game, you just know it will be good!(even if its made for chicks!)

theonlyJZ
theonlyJZ

Just because HK says he is making a game for The Big N doesn't mean the postcard is about that. I have heard that, deep breath now out, MGS4 MAY be a LAUNCH title. All those words can easily be applied to MGS4. Sony has hinted at something big other than the price of the PS3. Which has been reported in PSM that Sony has STATED quotation marks and all, that the PS3 will sell "...for no less than $425 in Japan" and, since a new console costs less when it comes to the U.S., PSM has surmised the console will go for $399 here. Anyway an announcement of MGS4 as a lauch title will make it THE killer ap to kill all killer aps...including HALO since that didn't have an installed fan base when it came out.

Dmalone5436
Dmalone5436

Heck, dont you just love these ps3 fanboys who just fear the Wii so much they have to down it and the Xbox360. I think Nintendo has us going into the next level of gaming.. we are moving into the era of near virtual reality gaming and its Nintendo who is pushing all gaming that way now..

gorgeousaur
gorgeousaur

"Just when even i was starting to think nintendo might have something with the revolution.... .... they prove me right...." - Madonnaproject (while trying to call nintendo retarded)

Dmalone5436
Dmalone5436

Heck, I think its a 3d version of one the old games.. Or he may be making a FPS in a different working than MSG used of the stealth mode of Solid Snake. either he is gonna make a revoltution game in name where you actually are the leader and fight to overthrow a goverment or something like a 3d contra type game.

john363
john363

wii cant wait for E3

Master_Morex
Master_Morex

Kojima always delivers and he's a master of self marketing so I think it will be a game for the Wii.

pangitako
pangitako

who knows whats hiding up in kojima's crazy humorous mind....

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

Actually he's an ugly nerd with bad teeth who needs to get off this other GARBAGE and make another Zone of the enders game....

arsefacex
arsefacex

Compared to men that is.... :P

arsefacex
arsefacex

Go Kojima! He's a mastermind indeed! No matter what he makes, it ALWAYS comes out great. KONAMI, in my opinion, is THE BEST gaming company out there, honestly. SH franchise, MG franchise, ZOE franchise, Castlevania franchise, Contra: Shattered Soldier, DDR games, Silent Scope games, and etc. etc. BEST company EVER, and Kojima is a god!

SCARFACELP
SCARFACELP

good news indeed . Kojima-san is one of the top creative minds in the world of videogame entertainment. Sure his idealistic views translate awkwardly into his games(t shows on every metal gear after the one on ps1) but his gameplay ideas and the creativity of Kojima and his team always shines through. I'm excited, but i hope it is not the next boktai but a new IP . Nintendo needs guys like Kojima aboard their ship to keep a steady flow of good to great content on the Revolution(hey we can call it what we want), otherwise they will simply sink. Great possibilities though , creative guys with a new creative outlet. Nice.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

HAHAHAHA.....ive said it before and i say it again "nintendo can put slapping booths at E3 where fans would come in and get slapped HARD in their faces, or maybe even spat in their faces, and go away thinking its some sort of a pleasurable experience....or a japanese revolution in gaming".... Just when even i was starting to think nintendo might have something with the revolution....which obviously was me being delusional, they prove me right....if half of you have half a working brain with the other half in a coma THIS IS MERELY AN EXAMPLE OF HOW NINTENDO WILL SCREW YOU OVER IN THE FUTURE....this console was a sh*t idea to begin with and Sh*t it shall always be....or oh ok its urine..... secondly: someone said "Miyamoto + Kojima = Awesome!" what an ETERNAL idiot. if kojima is making a game it doesnt automatically mean miyamoto would be involved so its not technicaly Miyamoto + Kojima....unless you meant theyre hooking up....even then its not awesome....its just UGLY!!! and to all the fools who are dubbing kojima as a "god" seriously....what families do you come from?

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

i think that kijoma is more like a Jesus than a God

d429
d429

NO MGS4 ON WII. I hope not. That would suck. i dont want to use a dvd controller playing MGS4.

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

By the way, Just because a game might be more accessible to women doesn't mean it's gonna be a piece of crap. It seems like some of you read the sentence "Kojima hinted he might make a game targeted at females" and you automatically think it's gonna be My Little Pony or a Barbie game. Grow up. Females like plenty of great games, from Final Fantasy VII to Tetris to Mario to Zelda to Baldur's Gate to Nintendogs. There are certain games, like GTA, that turn off plenty of people, females included. Kojima's done great stuff outside of the MG series, but some of you may be too young or narrow-minded to realize that. If he's got something in store for the Rev, err, Wii, I'm sure it's going to be great. And it just might be an accessible game that will appeal to people other than rabid MG fans.

frankeyser
frankeyser

the way he is advertising it reminds me of how he advertised all the metal gears. maybe it is a female agent of some sort taking down men around the would... but would that be considered targeted towards weman.

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

what ever this game is it shold be tight

Jcm2
Jcm2

the name not that good but get over it. im still getting one no matter what the name is. does it really matter? anywho, Z.O.E on wii would br rather spectacular....

danmp18
danmp18

This doesn't tell us much. What kinda game will this be?

Mr-Insanity
Mr-Insanity

[rantmode]OMG are there still people naggin about the name???? jes*s chr*st come on deal with it . Ok its not the name i would have picked as a first choice but spending days complaining about a name....??? and then there are people serious in doubt of not gettin the system because of the name???? LMAO than your even dont deserve to call yourself a gamer. So get over it and move on. [/rantmode] Oke that said... Gettin pretty curious about it what the RE means. Hideo Kojima is one of the most respected developers around, so cant wait .

DrakFirez
DrakFirez

ya think nintendo woulda been hit by flurries of hatemail and whatnot as soon as peeps found out the new "name" and I quote that word as a name is usually something more then....Wii *shrugs* doubt i'f I made a system I wouldent call it something like Pii or Mii

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

More surprises from one great company and a great mastermind.

ghostrc
ghostrc

its problably not a hoax. Its just that no one can accept that Wii is actually the real name

Jason697
Jason697

that is the craziest name i've ever heard. it makes me think about taking a wii

WeeWeeJumbo
WeeWeeJumbo

It's going to be a gritty-reality adolescent-girl sim, replete with catty competition, hair-pulling cat-fights, controlled substances, hygiene issues and STDs. And a gyroscopically motion-sensing, vibrating wand. You heard it here first.

Sandman100
Sandman100

I wonder what it is, maybe a fps game. That would be cool.

CainLane
CainLane

Who knows what this means...Nintendo seems to enjoy doing things that completely don't make sense.

shogxb10
shogxb10

OMG!! Hideo Kojima you rule .. ^__^ .. finaly one of the biggest developors is targeting female gamers .. yaaay .. I really can't wait to E3 ... I'm sure it will be something great ..!!

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

wiiiiiiiii? WTF I still hate this name. REvolution was the best name.

spchernandez
spchernandez

"Wii-volution" thats it!!!! Whoever named it Wii-volution is a genious! I kinda feel relieved now. What? Its not an official name? Dam you Wiintendo!

howin
howin

wat the point high line RE......?

crithon
crithon

ha! now this is something really pondering about till the next couple of weeks

Wulfei
Wulfei

With all those REs. My guess is Resident Evil, but looks like we'll find out at E3

Konxumer
Konxumer

Ape escape on the wii from Kojima? Yes I did take the high road on that one.

rbarahona
rbarahona

It would be nice if that teaser postcard is from a Wii game. However, and againts all my wishes, I think that it is from a game for the PS3; probably MGS4 and the new direction they want to direct the game at. Although I don't doubt that they will show something for the Wii.

MoldOnHold
MoldOnHold

hideo kojima won't dissapoint. theres no limit to his imagination

ahmedkhokar
ahmedkhokar

You know what this means.... Kojima really wants the name to be revolution. He's saying it targets women because only men have wiis. That means instead of naming it what a fourth grader calls his private parts, Kojima wants it to be revolution. It may be a threat to shoot the person that made this name up. : P I'm not buying a wii, i already have one (no, but seriously im buying it! )

Death1234567890
Death1234567890

The REason for the name change is because everyone (good or bad) will pay attention to it as a serious console and not a REmake of a Gamecube with slighly better graphics. Does any one care about how powerful the system is now after the name change..... NO!!!! didn't think so. The big N is quite smart when it comes to selling a console. Kojima is making a game for the Wii since they interviewed him when they annouced the controller..... which for some reason every one forgot about how stupid the controller was since the name change..... DAMN!!! Nintendo is hellz (Yes I went there PSP fan boys) a smart.

thorboy03
thorboy03

"REturn?" A Wii/Rev remake of an MGS title?