That darn countdown has started again and this time, something very specific has been added: a revealing picture.

If you check the teaser site for Hideo Kojima's new project, the countdown is back and after you wait a few seconds, the picture you see here pops up. At first, there was some argument concerning the character's identity, but the common consensus now is that it's Big Boss from the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Now, at last check , we had a "5" accompanied by an "E" and a "3," both of which are fairly telling and even obvious. The addition of a lowercase "e" got people thinking it was actually an "S" for "Snake," which prompted even more discussion. But now that we have this picture, it's difficult to see it as anything else: there must be a new MGS in the works; the only question that remains is what exactly is it, and what are the intended platforms? The good news for PlayStation loyalists is that the upcoming X360 Famitsu issue has no mention of the game, and Kojima has never wanted to put his games on Microsoft platforms. But we'll just have to wait and see. E3 drops next week and hopefully, everything will be all cleared up and we can start anticipating the next big PS3 (or PSP) exclusive!

As if you haven't thought about this enough already, right? But hey, feel free to speculate and discuss to your heart's content. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. 😉

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BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Awesome! the question has finally (maybe) been answered as to who would be the star of MGS5. Screw Raiden, Screw Sunny, Screw Old Snake, Big Boss is the one

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Kojima is sneaky, the countdown ain't over.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

@BTNwarrior
Big boss would whoop any mgs characters ass in less than ten seconds except the boss[took about 3mins & solid snake,who beat him twice.
Solid snake is triple hardcore but he deserves a rest after all the sh!t he was put through last time round,

I like big boss too,he's got a better sense of humor(well he did before he shot you know who)more big boss means more ocealot !! huurray!
A solidus story on how he found raiden would be cool but he did'nt get an eyepatch untill mgs2 and i think it was on the other side of the face from big boss wasn't it?


Last edited by Lord carlos on 5/27/2009 5:11:37 AM

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

I don't know that I'd go that far, as I'm sure I'd enjoy any new 'Metal Gear' content, but that certainly would be awesome.

Archos
Archos
11 years ago

Two games :

Metal Gear 5 Raiden PS3 exclusive (That's explains the 5 number on the teaser site).

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops 2 PSP exclusive (That's explains the P letter on the teaser site).

Both to be shown at E3 (That's explains the E3 letters on the teaser site).

Edit : I forgot the R letter, could be Raiden…

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

Maybe it's a portable ops redone for the ps3. I wouldn't mind that, as i think that more story elements would be redone and or at least better explained. Also that would explain the R that shows up…probably for remake!?

Also they could improve gameplay being that they have better hardware such as the cell and blu ray. Don't forget the dual shock 3…that definitely pwns psp button layout.

Guest
Guest
11 years ago

Old…
New…
Doesn't matter…
It's Snake…
And Thou Shalt Rock!!

SkaterAlchemist
SkaterAlchemist
11 years ago

for real, the R makes me hope for Raiden game, the controls Kojima had at the end of mgs 2 (the battle with soldius) was awesome hope it's there.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

It would suck to make a MGS5 that looks worse than MGS4, so doubt they'll switch from PS3 to Xbox.

Kojima insisted on keeping the title on Playstation family, but if he's announced that he won't be involved in the next title, then it's a question if his teammates can resist those large checks from MS.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

so Kojima gonna work on the next MGS or not?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Yes,

But I believe that at the same time he'll be working on another game.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

no, Kojima said he's done with MGS.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

There'ssome interview of him in a magazine talking about this.

So I can hardly believe he is done with MGS..but if my assumptions are incorrect please correct me .

also Raiden gonna appear in the countdown

http://kotaku.com/5271124/can-you-decipher-kojimas-famitsu-interview


Last edited by Oxvial on 5/27/2009 10:35:12 AM

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

people please Kojima only said he's done with Snake NOT Metal Gear Solid.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

Maybe one game with two storylines, ala The Godfather pt II? (the movie, not the game).

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Can you believe this guys… I was "given" MGS4 for free; and I haven't touched it yet… been playing Killzone 2… is that a travesty?

I am ready to be grilled… medium rare!

Q!

"i am home"

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

You sir should smack yourself really hard. In all seriousness though, finish Killzone and get all the shooting out of your system. That way you'll be ready to sneak and watch some damn long (but gorgeous and stunning) cutscences.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I can't believe you haven't played the game yet

Seriously man, you make me sad as a gamer

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I was in the same position a while ago Qubex and I must say, when I finally played MGS4, I was kicking myself for having waited. If you have to finish KZ2 fine. But MGS4 should be next on your list.

PSNclaw18
PSNclaw18
11 years ago

I haven't beaten the game yet.. i'm savoring the moment.

Having not beaten the game, i also haven't touched the online play yet. Just one of my things, I have to finish the single player portion of any game before hoping online.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

If you haven't seen it already you should take a look here..

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?s=d65e3b980230e722340eadf240e42f86&showtopic=776786&pid=591042694&st=0&#entry591042694

It is the only place I could find all of those screens together..

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

Oh right I forgot to mention this link has scans from the PS3 famitsu that shows another face other than just Big Boss..

Tha_Joker_186
Tha_Joker_186
11 years ago

Since i read some of the comments that Kojima made on the interview it seems like that guy on the picture is not Big Boss, Kojima kept calling him this "elderly man", so it might not be Big Boss.

And few of the people on the Japanese forums are saying that the "elderly man" might be Solidus Snake.

Also there was another photo that looked like it was Raiden, and it might be because he had some rivalries with Solidus in MGS2…or some of the people speculate it might be The Grey Fox. I'm not sure but i hope it's something to do with either of them. It would be pretty cool to play as all 3 of them.

Sorry for the long post 😛

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

I would not be surprise if MS payed them to keep it on the down low so they can pull a FF13 at E3 again with this. We just need to wait i guess.

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

Sweet, I hope it's not for the 360 or the psp!

For all you Xbots roaming around, I don't want to hear your gibberish! Examples:

Question: But why don't you want more people to enjoy it?

Answer: NO! Most multiplatform games tend to be crap anyways with the 360 always holding back the PS3. You should be content with all the exclusives Microsoft secures and steals, not every game needs to be multiplaftform.

Fact: Xbots are just bitter because they spend $400 on a 360 and couldn't wait a year for the PS3. This is called buyer's remorse

In conclusion, if you want to play Metal Gear Solid, go buy a PS3!

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
11 years ago

Co-sign,people need to get a PS3.It's the better system anyway.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Big Boss….hmmm. What if he's the villain? A remake of the original MG would is still in my highest of hopes. Of course, I guess we still need to bridge the gap between MGPO and MG right? Whatever they have up their sleeves, it will be something amazing. They're too smart to build up this much for nothing. Going to wipe (haven't done that yet). Makes me wonder who the hell is the father of Big Boss. Heh, Kojima would probably answer that question with "Me"


Last edited by fatelementality on 5/26/2009 10:42:08 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Damn Ben, you beat me to it, cause I've been watching the site for almost the last 1/2 hour, LOL. I went over to see what would happen when the timer ended & found it reset, & showing 115:18:10 when I got there.

For those who haven't been there as of late, there's more lightening & thunder now, with heavy rain, and much more lettering codes, along with BB's face showing up here & there

Here's the sets of codes I wrote down
while watching the site
3PR

(then BB's face 2 times)

ReP3SE

(BB's face 2 times)

P5e

(BB's face again, twice)

3eR

(face again twice)

5e3PER

9BB's face once)

3ReE5P

(BB's face-once)

5R

(BB's face-once).

It seems like the codes are in a radom order, but I really doubt it's, especially with the way Kojima's mind works)….

PS. After this much I got tired of watching the site, left it & came over here.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Good job BikerSaint.

If systems were alive…
PS3 *pokes* XB360 in the ring.

It was funny in my head I guess, lol.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

115 hours, that's 4 days from now. E3?
ok, I'm guessing it's PS3: Re: E3,
so PS3 exclusive, Re is for Remake, and E3 means it's gonna be announced at E3. And the pic of Big Boss is when he's older, so it can't be MGS3 Remake, or Portable ops for that matter. Could be an MG or MG2 remake.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I think Wolf cracked it.


Last edited by karneli lll on 5/27/2009 2:57:08 AM

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

I just thought if this and I'm wondering if anyone thought of it also. could this be a huge DLC for MGS4?

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

This turning out to be dlc for MGS4 would be beyond awesome it would be "beyonsome"(i need to stop watching Bolt).

Whether it's dlc or a new game disc matters not to me for we are being graced with some more kissass… kickass… I need to work on my vocabulary. lol

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I dont think its DLC, Big boss looks more next gen than mgs4 graphics achieved

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I don't care if it's about Big boss,Snake,Raiden or the old guy that lives next door I just want a fresh MGS with a different scenery(jungle maybe) that will be PS3 ONLY.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

@Tha_Joker_186
A story concerning Solidus and Raiden would be awesome, and if you think about it they have a good story plot concerning the child soldier stuff which I strongly believe might play a role in the next installment.

So here's to hoping I'm kinda close to about at least 10% right. XP

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

As long as it doesn't go to the 360, I don't care what it is.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Still hoping for Sunny

It's not over 'till it's over, anything can happen.

Hope it's anyone but Raiden

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
11 years ago

I just popped onto the teaser site and the first set I saw was: 5P3EeR then, they showed the face so I guess it's just randomized.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

I'm so happy.

SackBoyJak
SackBoyJak
11 years ago

Kojima in Famitsu said to take note of the symbol on the cap of the man. It says "militaires sans frontiers" in Latin I think. Probly means 'soldiers without borders' or sumthin. Also the symbol below the phrase looks like a skull with eyepatch not a map. Does anyone know wat it cud mean? I'm guessing a Big Boss Cult or society of some kind.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

skull with a patch you say? I think that was a symbol for one of the PMC's in mgs 4

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

The Outer Haven logo. My guess goes to Outer Heaven. Maybe a prequel or remake of Metal Gear.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

@fluffernutter,
Yeah, the code seems to be in random order & doesn't repeat itself in any sequence(see my code in another post above), but I think that letter's themselve aren't random in their meaning somehow & that Hojima's scrambling the groups of letters & their sequences around.

I took last week's code "5-E-3 to mean
MS#5 at E3

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

@SackBoy Jack,
Thanks for the hat clues…

BTW, you were very close about "militaires sans frontiers".

The actual words are:
"Military without frontiers"

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Thanks for all your deciphering BikerSaint.

SackBoyJak does have it right though. French "frontiers" does mean English "borders." Of course… the words mean the same thing so it hardly matters. 😉
</french english class>

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

Well I think it's pretty obvious that whatever the game is Kojima is going to announce is that it is definitely set in the Metal Gear Universe.

Even thou I'm all for some more Metal Gear I was actually hoping it would be something completely new from him.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Thanks piratedrunk.

Raiden……. but his story is over after MGS4 at the end we see Radien out for his exoskeleton suit, with his body reconstructed. Why is he back like that again?

The Big Boss image is lovely though, i'm intruiged.

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It seems like Grey Fox is gonna either play a big role in the next game, or is gonna be the main character.