Everyone is wondering what Hideo Kojima's next project might be, and we're among the many anticipatory gamers who are on pins and needles awaiting the impending announcement…

Previously, we thought it might be a Konami game that showed up in GameFly's database entitled, Tornado Outbreak , but for a variety of reasons, it seems a little unlikely. However, the speculation can now start afresh: the teaser site has gone live and as you can see, a clock is ticking down; it sits at about 94 hours and 13 minutes as we sit here writing this. If you wait patiently, a large "5" flashes in the middle of the screen and the thunderstorm setting is plain as day. The latter may support the initial Tornado Outbreak theory, but the Metal Gear Solid fanatics are hoping against hope that it signifies the fifth installment in the long-running series. We'd love that, too, but Kojima has said quite clearly that last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be the last iteration of the legendary franchise. So what might that "5" mean? Is it merely indicating the number of days remaining before the unveiling? Or is it something more? And what's with that stormy setting? That must have some sort of meaning, although we hesitate to hazard a guess… Perhaps some of you out there will come up with a few reasonable theories, but don't go too crazy; don't embarrass yourselves now. 😉

But as we've said many times before, we really don't care what it is, because provided Kojima is at the helm, the final product is guaranteed to be of the highest possible quality. It will rule.

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mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

To me, imo, this has Raiden written all other it. MGS5 starring Raiden, and just because there's a 5 dosen't mean it can't be a prequel.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

yep, mgs3 was a prequel

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

haha… i'm staring really closely to see if there's any images in the clouds. Kotaku says the original magazine has an image of a Xbox 360 controller in the clouds.

Now i feel like a fool staring at clouds without making anything of it.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

lol, its either a raiden prequel or that tornado game

that big 5 makes me think it has to me a new metal gear!!


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 5/17/2009 10:26:11 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You see whatever you want in a cloud, kotaku=fanboy

InfiniteNine
InfiniteNine
11 years ago

If it is another MGS game its likely to be focused on Raiden, through the imagery displayed. (The storm. Raiden=Lightning)I'd much rather it be retitled to "Metal Gear Raiden/Lightning" than to keep the "Solid" now that Snake is retired.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Also, isn't there a mentioning about Raiden and lighting in MGS2? Also isn't their fields such as the one on the website in Liberia, the country of which Raiden is from?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

i think it'll be some horror-genre game =P we really need a good one

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

good article ben
nice to see some faith between human beings

cant say the same for square enix betraying sony altogether

sorry but still pissed about this whole thing about holding off for the 360 version to get done to release them at the same time
what ass holes

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

I'm just sad that I have to wait almost 5 days for another mystery. Kojima, you big tease 🙁

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

I also read on another site that the flash code says there will be another 3 more timer/countdowns with the final teaser revealed on the first day of E3 (which is also the day of the MSFT presentation).

Zapix
Zapix
11 years ago

5 more announcements of an announcement to an announcement about an announcement for an announcement?


Last edited by Zapix on 5/17/2009 10:53:48 PM

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

amen

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

lol it seems all we are doing is waiting for something to happen

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Yeah……well I can wait and sleep at the same time………..I gotta work tomorrow.

sammyt
sammyt
11 years ago

Does anyone here remember in MGS4 when Raiden was talking to Snake and he says that he is rain? And he's all depressed and thinks life isn't worth living but Snake says Raiden is the lightning in that rain… The lightning in the storm… – That's why I think that this whole stormy setting on the teaser site represents Raiden being the lightning in the storm and rain. And the 5 represents MGS5 , which I believe to be a prequel to MGS4 ( the final game in the series)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It's possible because of that big ass "The Next Metal Gear…" thing with the silhouette of a possible Raiden.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Did anyone ever see Kojima's April Fools Day trailer where the small figure turned out to be the Colonel with his cane. Pretty funny stuff.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well the 5 would be a 4 by now if it were days, so hell, I dunno, if its like any other teaser the 5 means something to them and so far nothing to us.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

The "5" could also be a "S" so it could be a substance mgs or Kojima could just be Messing with everyone's mind and it could turn out to be something absolutely random.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

MGS5

NO doubt!
It could still be MGSS(Sunny)

Kojima's trying to fool you with that stormy setting. By the time the countdown is over it'll be SUNNY!

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Keep the faith man. Tis all I can say

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

would be sexy if she looks like Olga in a octocamo.

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

I almost don't want it to not be Metal Gear Sunny now Scarecrow, for your sake, you've been incredibly insistant since the first mention of a new MGS that Sunny would be the main. Here's hopeing your dream isn't crushed by E3 🙂

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Thank you guys, really appreicate it.

Complex
Complex
11 years ago

It is a MG game if you look at the source code for the website it has the tags <meta name="keywords" content="Hideo Kojima, MGS,METAL GEAR, NEXT, game, konami, kojima game, KJP, Kojima Production ">

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Holy crap. It does say Metal Gear and MGS plain as day. This makes we weep with joy. Would they really try to fake us out with source code? I dunno. My poor brain can't handle this anymore. I did promise myself that if another Metal Gear was announced, I would forbid myself to look at any news on it until it was released. That way it would all be a suprise and spoiler free. I wish I would've done that with 4 because I saw a leaked pic of Big Boss before it came out. The whole time I knew that I was going to see him. It's just hard to resist all the info. I would have to stop coming here, that's for sure.

Complex
Complex
11 years ago

At first I was thinking that because how popular MGS is that it was only to make people come to the site but the used NEXT not NEW implying that it is not a new game.

BTW I don't know how to replay to a person directly so I'm replying to myself
@ fatelementality

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

Yeah when I saw this I couldn't help but get excited. And you're right the use of next is suspicious and would likely point to a sequal more than a new ip.

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

It's hype is what it is, and I don't feel like speculating too much cause' I need to sleep! I'd rather see what happens in 93 hours, but I'll bet it's another teaser.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Yeah, loser troll FFXIIIOn360 is gone. Look, any time these fools want to create a new IP and troll the site, I'm just going to delete every post they make and unfortunately, every post anyone makes in response to them. So if you see him come back – or that idiot JoshuaAdam360 (who is probably the same person) – don't waste time responding.

We all know they're a blight on the gaming community. Just let me handle them, okay? 😉

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Couldn't you just banned them from this site b/c they always come here with the same user name and pic?

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

i just dont understand why we all just cant get along and just simply be gamers

but all i can do is dream

ps. i am definitely buying infamous next week

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Will do. I'm not gonna comeback with crap to anyone from now on. I'm just gonna use the hell outta my lil' thumbs down icons. They make me feel warm 🙂

Myak_04
Myak_04
11 years ago

Countdowns are always fun… I just hope Kojima doesn't pull a 'bungie' and cancels the countdown moments before it unveils it's announcement.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I think I fall under the embarassing category, so I think it's whatever you guys think it is.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Getting excited, I'm not going to guess i'll just wait with anticipation.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

I don't think it is a new MGS… Could be the tornado thingy.
Maybe 5 as in F5? Like the maximum strength of a hurricane or tornado?

Myak_04
Myak_04
11 years ago

Wow… I didn't think of that XD. I guess I'm thinking too much about the whole 'Raiden = lightning = storm in countdown = new MGS game'.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

I still hold out hope for a prequel where you play as the Boss.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Is it a 5 or a S? People are going to be thinking MGS5… It could be a new Snatcher game.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

The font of the "5" reminds me of the font in the MGS4 teaser trailer from a few years ago. But that doesn't necessarily mean that's what it will be. One can hope though…

MGS5: Tornado Outbreak?….nah, I'm laughing at myself for even thinking of that…. ohhh, now I made myself feel bad.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 5/18/2009 1:34:36 AM

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

Whatever it is it's gonna be great. Can't wait to see what it will be…. But I think it's safe to say that either way it will be a multi platform game…. Which will suck cause then we'll have the Xbots going all like hahahaha PS3 is doomed boo wooo blah blah f**** blah….

I hate that mentality. But like he said he wants to appeal to the western gamers more so for me that meant going to the Xbox as well. So hopefully it will be a completely new I.P so we can at least keep their muddy paws of the MGS franchise. Sorry not hating just can't see the MGS franchise on anything but the Playstation 1/2/3/4/5/6/….

But if it turns out to go that route I guess we'll just have to live with it.

Kain81
Kain81
11 years ago

if you look at the bottom of that Teaser, and when the Flash arrives than you can see a Date
April 2007 (at the Same time the 5 apeaers)

ninjasprayer
ninjasprayer
11 years ago

i print screened and it says tornado april 2007 and something else

Myak_04
Myak_04
11 years ago

Go check it again, it's gone. I think Konami must of cleaned it up or something… I don't know.

ninjasprayer
ninjasprayer
11 years ago

Its gone but i saved the picture

ninjasprayer
ninjasprayer
11 years ago

do you know any site you can upload it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

photobucket