Oh Kojima, what are you doing to us? First it was the countdown, then came the flashes of lightning that revealed more hints (a "5," an "E" and a "3," plus a pic of what appeared to be Big Boss but probably wasn't), and now… Mask ?

Take a look at the evidence for yourself. First, visit the Kojima Productions page over at Konami; it quite simply shows us the intimidating photo of a mask, with the title "Mask" as part of the webpage description. There's the Kojima Productions logo in the upper right, too. Then, check out the teaser site ; as you can see, that mask symbol has appeared in the bottom right, superimposed over the Kojima Productions logo. We've got over 91 hours left on the countdown but for now, it seems as if the premature announcement is a game called Mask , although we get the feeling there may be more to it. Up until now, all speculation and supposed translation with a recent Kojima interview can't be counted upon, so we're only relying on this new development. Does it have anything to do with the famed Metal Gear Solid franchise? If not, what was the point of that clearly MGS-themed pic of what seemed to be Big Boss? And what about all this talk concerning Raiden and Sunny? There are plenty of questions that don't yet have answers but right now, we've got one image that's taxing our brains…

So, what is Mask ? Is that the name of Kojima's new game? Is it just a codename of sorts? And can you spot anything in that picture you might consider familiar?

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chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

enough with the teasers just show us the game!

edit – I think its a different site for an unrelated Konami game


Last edited by chicko1983 on 5/28/2009 10:23:12 PM

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

the e and the 3 probably stand for e3 the 5 stands for mgs5 then the rest are characters. my predictions

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I doubt Kojima would do this, but if he is using MGS to create hype for this new IP, i'm gonna be so angry.

Only time will tell, let's be patient.

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

looking forward to E3

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

THIS DEFINITELY HAS TO DEAL WITH MGS….I know an MGS theme when I hear one – and this definitely is one.

And my god the teaser site is going to make me lose sleep. There's way too many stuff going on there….E…3…P…S…e…O….Big Boss…R…ENOUGH!!! URGG KOJIMA UR BLOWING MY BRAINS OUT!!!!!!


Last edited by shadowpal2 on 5/28/2009 10:29:28 PM

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Kojima sure is one Kooky Kat, isn't he?

There is a fine line between brilliance and insanity.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

OH SHIT…………GUYS THAT'S NOT BIG BOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT ISN'T BIG BOSS AT ALL.

Look at this picture http://www.bingegamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/big-boss.jpg

Now compare it with the picture you just saw on the teaser site.

What's different?

ummm….doesn't he wear his hat differently?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Only if he's looking in a mirror.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Kojima has to be the all time master of teasing,But I know it will be all worth it if it's for the PS3 of course.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Spend a few minutes and watch the teaser.

There are TWO different faces in the sequence and they appear at random (seemingly) amidst a string of characters;

CROCEPOSSR3[face]e6[face]
SOE3ESPC[face]R6[face]PS[face]CEO3

The 'S' and a '5' are interchangeable in the character set used, I can not see a pattern, but there are TWO faces.

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
11 years ago

indeed…

and why is the storm picking up?

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

If you wait long enough. (I waited for like 10 minutes because I am like that), you can see Raiden's face on the left side of the screen, and it pops up similar to how Big Boss' does. He has his ninja suit on as in MGS4, so it doesn't look too much like a prequel… I don't know what to make of it..

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Oh man, you shouldn't have told them, now they don't have to go look themselves! ūüėČ

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

Oh damn, my bad haha. I didn't see your post. >.< Kind of spoiled the suprise didn't I? Well, I guess I am that guy then. :3

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

Im going to see it for myself anyway! lol

SNAKEHOUND
SNAKEHOUND
11 years ago

On mask it shows a morse code bar at the bottom and the broken mask fist perfectly on future Raidens mug, take a look

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

You didn't post a link, I had to search around for one but I found it without too much trouble. It's eerie how well they fit together.

http://zip.4chan.org/v/src/1243567075553.jpg

Dante399
Dante399
11 years ago

maybe it's Silent Hill 6 LOL

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Haha I was joking 'bout that when I saw it haha
Looks like those freaky Silent Hill 4 wall monsters(great game!)

Hopefully SH6 will go back to the original devs

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Mask….hmmmmm Grey Fox?

Hmmmmmmm Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

This is too much lol. I still have a FEELING, just this feeling that Kojima's fooling us.

The real surprise will be when the countdown is over

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

There's also debris falling down in the background behind the rain every so often.

And speaking of rain,…..I can't see Kojima making that rain looking so amateurish, it's got to be something else.
So after I watched the rain & nothing else for a while, and it actually began to look as if it's really someone's hair that's flowing in a breeze.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

I saw what looked like a "!" fall in the rain. One of those glitch looking things. But I have an idea.

Snake is BB's clone/son. Well wouldn't the timeline sorta fit for Raiden to be a clone and/or son of Grey Fox? Grey Fox was a ninja/assassin/stealth soldier and basically BB's protoge. This could be a sequel/prequel involving BB and GF in the early days of FOXHOUND, while BB was in the planning stages for Outer Heaven. That would explain the patch on his hat there. Maybe it's a little far-fetched, but it's a game I'd like to see.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 5/28/2009 11:41:44 PM

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
11 years ago

I DO BELIEVE…the mask in the bottom corner is actually to lead you to his other project, but the teaser site is still MGS forsure…

idk if yall are getting a glimpse but right at the 1st flash for raiden there is a picture of somthing idk i only got the flash once…

and Ben your getting side tracked this is where kojima can trick you putting his logo in the bottom corner making you look at another…

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
11 years ago

and I'm with 556…on that about going back in time like mgs3 did

Steak
Steak
11 years ago

I've seen 3s 6s and a 0 among every other letter and number everyone else's seen along with what appears to be big boss and raiden. Being that raiden was the lead in mgs2 and big boss in 3 maybe they're remaking those for 360. hopefully along with mgs 5 for the ps3. I just don't see them taking a step back technologically for the next installment, but to remake the older of the series could possibly improve the older games and get them a new fan base for when they are able to make it multiplat without drastic differences between console versions (probably not till xbox720)or dumbing down the next version.


Last edited by Steak on 5/29/2009 12:23:37 AM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

Steak that sounds horrible,steak?come in steak? STEAK???
STEEEAAAKKK NNOOOOO

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

ZING!!!

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

Pretty sure i saw a '6 & 8 or 0 in there,the stuff falling out of the sky kinda looked like a flag the samurai carried into battle on their backs(japanese were the first race to use flags to show what province they were from)but it could be something else,also saw what looks like swords falling out of the sky or just appearing,now the pics of raiden & big boss start to fluctuate just before they disappear,i know raidens new but did the big boss pic do this when the site updated on tuesday just gone??? i cant remember.

i think this could be two games guys,both directed by kojima-san.
He's a legend in his own lunchtime !!!

King James
King James
11 years ago

I like the music from the "Mask" site. Sounds real majestic.

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed. The music sounds great!

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
11 years ago

So I checked the teaser site and now see random "debris" falling and what looks like an overlayed image that appears on the bottom left.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

that image in the bottom left that can bairly be seen, looks like a cut out of a young Solid Snake. Metal Gear Remake??

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

this game is about dragons i can feel it

noodles619
noodles619
11 years ago

The last time Big Boss and Raiden were linked together was during the E3 2005 footage.

Remember how Raiden went back to the past to try and eliminate Big Boss ala 'The Terminator' so that he can get the main character's role in MGS4?? This teaser might actually indicate that a game involving THAT trailer may be in the works!

Ok, maybe not.

SNAKEHOUND
SNAKEHOUND
11 years ago

Can some one plz translate this bar of morse code on the bottom on KOJIMAPRODUCTIONS MASK?
We may FINALLY HAVE AN ANSWER TO KOJIMAS MADNESS ūüėÄ

http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/mask/images/line.gif

Good luck men! We may finally beat KOJIMA!

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

If it is a code it is there to be broken and you can trust that Kojima has already thought it through and we are a few steps behind.

Beat Kojima? No. Stay nipping at his heals? Yes.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I dont like the fact that there are also a 3,6 and 0 up there. That is about the only insight I can add.

Oh ya, that is a scary lookin mask.


Last edited by Jed on 5/29/2009 1:39:45 AM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

yuck,don'ts like that one bit

Xzer0
Xzer0
11 years ago

I think this mask represent The Boss. This mask looks feminine and looks like Boss.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Now there's also the letter "C" in the mix too.

I think that fake looking rain is actually super-imposed hair of that face coming out once in a while on the left side(as you would see him from his right side).

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

I doubt Kojima is using MGS as advertising for his new IP, it just doesn't make sense. There's clearly two games here, one of them is an obvious new Metal Gear while the other I'm not sure of (Lord of Shadows?).

Xzer0
Xzer0
11 years ago

I have seen on teaser Raiden face next-gen( in exoskeleton costume and after it came BigBoss. It is MGS5 absolutley.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

My guess is about as good as anyone else I'm stumped

Xodiak
Xodiak
11 years ago

There's no chance this is something like Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence?

Xzer0
Xzer0
11 years ago

By the way Raiden had an eyepatch on his left eye.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Someone lazy in the art department could easily make that the right eye by mirroring the image – and vice versa.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Seriously, this image of Raiden, i think its Gray Fox. Gray Fox looses his left eye in Metal Gear Solid during the last battle with Liquid Snake and Metal Gear Rex. Remember? theres no other explination as to why Big Boss and Raiden would apear together unless Kojima is making 2 seperate games that take place in two difference places in the time line. Plus Raiden never lost his eye at any point. Either way im stoked!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

also i noticed he added more time to the clock. Yesterday at this same time when i checked it was at 79 hours. its at 79 hours again. If im doing my math right, it ends on the morning of the 2nd. Sony press conference?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Konami is also responsible for Pro evolution soccer.

The first string of characters I saw (and wrote down) is an anagram of PRO SOCCER In fact PES is also an abbreviation for Pro Evolution Soccer.

Is it possible that were seeing a totally misleading teaser?

There should be a new version of PES for the autumn, and a teaser now would make sense, though why Kojima would be involved and what are characters from MGS doing in the trailer?

Perhaps we are thinking too much into this with too narrow a scope. What if this teaser is a teaser for Konami's coming line up of games, and instead of just one game by Kojima, the site is teasing a whole range of Konami games?

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

Whatever the mask is, I'm totally pumped.

@ Highlander – I'd be really disappointed if all this hype was over a soccer game….