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Some Kojima Productions Surprises at Konami's Press Conference Next Week

[insert speculation about an upcoming Metal Gear Solid project]

E3 is nearly upon us, which means developers with announcements waiting in the wings are starting to get anxious about sitting on the news. Kojima Productions is the latest to start laying down tracks on ye ol' hype train, promising some "surprises" for Konami's pre-E3 press conference happening next week.

“We are going to have a few announcements at E3 and we have some surprises, so be looking forward to that,” said Kojima Production podcast host Sean Eyestone, as listened to by VG247. "And we have something special lined-up going on a little bit before E3. So next week, we’re going to have a little special something on June 2.”

Rumors are flying about Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker joining the PSP Remasters program that makes previously PSP exclusive games playable on a PS3, and while Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima continues to claim he's moved on from the Metal Gear franchise, it's hard to believe it's true. It's been almost a year since we've heard a peep about the Raiden-lead Metal Gear Solid: Rising, too.

Predicting what Kojima's up to was complicated earlier this week, when the designer made a series of cryptic tweets about something he'd been working on for a year became "meaningless."

"I cannot bear, and cannot be positive," he said. "What I prepared minutely spending a year became meaningless."

Kojima has not acknowledged what he was referring to in the days since. Any guesses?

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Posted by patrickklepek

E3 is nearly upon us, which means developers with announcements waiting in the wings are starting to get anxious about sitting on the news. Kojima Productions is the latest to start laying down tracks on ye ol' hype train, promising some "surprises" for Konami's pre-E3 press conference happening next week.

“We are going to have a few announcements at E3 and we have some surprises, so be looking forward to that,” said Kojima Production podcast host Sean Eyestone, as listened to by VG247. "And we have something special lined-up going on a little bit before E3. So next week, we’re going to have a little special something on June 2.”

Rumors are flying about Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker joining the PSP Remasters program that makes previously PSP exclusive games playable on a PS3, and while Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima continues to claim he's moved on from the Metal Gear franchise, it's hard to believe it's true. It's been almost a year since we've heard a peep about the Raiden-lead Metal Gear Solid: Rising, too.

Predicting what Kojima's up to was complicated earlier this week, when the designer made a series of cryptic tweets about something he'd been working on for a year became "meaningless."

"I cannot bear, and cannot be positive," he said. "What I prepared minutely spending a year became meaningless."

Kojima has not acknowledged what he was referring to in the days since. Any guesses?

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Edited by smekke

Niceness! 
 
Edit: I will read the actual story now.

Posted by Volkodlak

Surprise... it's more Metal Gear... 

Posted by crusader8463
Posted by WalkerTR77

God I just wan't another proper metal gear game.

Posted by JonDavis
@patrickklepek: I'll guess Rising. I hope it's not Rising.
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@crusader8463 said:
Zone of Enders 3 please.
I'd be very surprised if that isn't the game that was just cancelled in favour of making more sequels to Metal Gear.
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

I expect Peace Walker on PS3. Maybe the game he was working in with Suda 51 will get announced too.

Posted by crusader8463
@WinterSnowblind said:
@crusader8463 said:
Zone of Enders 3 please.
I'd be very surprised if that isn't the game that was just cancelled in favour of making more sequels to Metal Gear.
Makes me sad. ZoE was the only Kojima game I liked, as I was never a fan of the metal gear stuff. One day they will make a new one... one day.
Posted by Underachiever007
@crusader8463 said:
Zone of Enders 3 please.
This. Or something completely nuts and bananas that Kojima is developing.
Posted by BrickRoad

I liked Peace Walker, but I wasn't over the moon with it. A PS3 update would be cool, but... how about something different. ZOE 3 would be cool, or an MG2:SS remake. Or something completely different.

Posted by PillClinton
@WalkerTR77 said:
God I just wan't another proper metal gear game.
yeeeeeaaah.  me too. 
Posted by fontainefellow

A release date for Rising? Please? I mean, I've never been really interested in the MGS series, but the slicing and dicing gameplay in Rising just looks so cool.

Posted by Quacktastic
@100_Hertz said:
@WalkerTR77 said:
God I just wan't another proper metal gear game.
yeeeeeaaah.  me too. 
Seriously.   Not really interested in PW or Rising.
Posted by Korolev

Poor Kojima. No matter what he does, he's condemned to a life of making Metal Gear Games. he even writes off the main character, but that didn't get him out of it. At least David Hayter should happy - he's got a job for life. 

Posted by DeadDorf

Ummm... news?

Posted by MachoFantastico

Metal Gear Solid 5 please Mr Kojima! 
 
Also hope to see more Rising. 

Posted by gorkamorkaorka

Snake never should have been made old.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Rumour is that Kojima's recently cancelled project was the game being developed with Suda 51. No confirmation though yet, guess we'll find out at E3.  
 
Can't see Rising having been cancelled, even considering it's delay. 

Posted by Protome
@100_Hertz said:
@WalkerTR77 said:
God I just wan't another proper metal gear game.
yeeeeeaaah.  me too. 
Yesss. After 4, Peace Walker and now the upcoming rising, I just want something a bit more like the first 5 MG games! 
 
Also, Kojima said he was working on something for NGP, I am looking forward to that.
Posted by MachoFantastico

One other little wish!  
 
How about Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3 getting the HD treatment. That would be awesome. 

Posted by JonDavis
@gorkamorkaorka: Snake should have never survived the final moments of that game.
Posted by Winternet

I don't want to blow your minds, but a guy told me that Kojima is working on a game with Swery.

Posted by MiniPato
I'd be surprised if he was tweeting about being depressed about having some project canceled over an MGS game. Ever since MGS4, it seems like he's been basking in glory over all the product tie-ins and celebrity endorsements in MGS4 and MGS: Peace Walker.
 
If it's another MGS product, NGP or PS3, I wouldn't be surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised. I'd like to see him try to make another high profile game that isn't MGS-related. It seems like the easy way out, a quick buck, and stifling of his creativity. That is if he still wants to make something new or just keep cashing in on MGS.
Posted by Little_Socrates

Here's one voice hoping we're not getting Metal Gear stuff. Metal Gear Solid 4 ruined any hope of me being interested in Metal Gear Solid at this point. He'll never tarnish MGS1 or MGS3, but I just don't want it anymore. 
 
Hopefully, Kojima will move onto something new that doesn't fill his ego quite as nicely.

Posted by SlightConfuse

Zone of the Enders 3 would be awesome 

Posted by Toxin066
@Winternet said:
I don't want to blow your minds, but a guy told me that Kojima is working on a game with Swery.
This announcement would make E3 2011 more impactful that the birth of my first son.
Posted by fishless


Predicting what Kojima's up to was complicated earlier this week, when the designer made a series of cryptic tweets about something he'd been working on for a year became "meaningless."

"I cannot bear, and cannot be positive," he said. "What I prepared minutely spending a year became meaningless."

Kojima has not acknowledged what he was referring to in the days since. Any guesses?

My guess is that some recent hardware news he has received has spoiled a design he has been working on. Meaning it would not be best suited for my supposed hardware reveal.  

WELL,  YOU SAID GUESS!  :)

Posted by Nottle

I hope at some point zone of enders 1 and 2 are given the HD remastering treatment along with the MGS PSP games.

Posted by skywing

Is it bad that could care less about what they have to show?  I really tried to like MGS 4 but I couldn't recapture what MGS 3 was to me and their PSP game didn't do it.   W/e they do announce I hope it has nothing to do with Metal Gear, they need to give it a rest.

Posted by Cybexx

Kojima Productions announcements seem to be the only thing that Konami can pull out of the bag to get anyone excited and even then speaking as a big Metal Gear fan I'm not really that excited. 

Posted by Afroman269

I'm callin' it. Metal Gear Rising pineapple cutting demo instead of watermelons. 

Posted by RobertOrri

I really don't care much for Metal Gear Rising, but then they've never really shown much of it. 
 
A late 2011 release date sounds likely, since Konami is probably itching to push this game out the door and be done with it at this point. 
 
I want ports of both Portable Ops and Peace Walker, preferably as some bundle.

Posted by CyleMoore

I love Metal Gear.

Posted by phrosnite

What happened to that watermelon cutting game?

Posted by PieGuy

HD true remake of MGS1, MGS2 and most importantly MGS3. So amazing.

Posted by Ooame

Metal Gear with more gameplay than cutscenes please.

Posted by GunsAreDrawn

Isn't Kojima working on that Castlevania game?

Posted by AuthenticM

It's a fucking long shot, but I hope it's Metal Gear Solid 4: Director's Cut. He needs to change the ending so Raiden dies. Not because I dislike the character, but because it would have been the proper thing to do. 
 
Also, trophies.

Posted by Xeiphyer

Peace Walker 2 on PS3 would be cool =P Or just MGS5. I really loved the new mechanics in Peace Walker so hopefully they will find their way into another Kojima game.
 
Also I think Peace Walker HD on the PS3 is a forgone conclusion. The worst part of that game was the controls.

Posted by Jolt92

I'm getting kinda tired of the "[insert]" jokes. Just write something! 
 
MGS HD Trilogy, please..!

Posted by Landon

I really hope they do a remastered MGS4

Posted by icystar

YES GO METAL GEAR SOLID!

Posted by 1p

Something something Zone of the Enders.

Posted by Retro_Clone

MGS4 with trophie support... finally give me another chance to play the game.

Posted by devil_spawn666
@Retro_Clone said:
MGS4 with trophie support... finally give me another chance to play the game.
this
Posted by BasketSnake

I want to see Kojima cosplaying as Snake, playing a Metal Gear game on stage AND saying he's not working on the series anymore.

Posted by Sammo21

How about adding trophies to MGS4 please.

Posted by Gabriel
@AuthenticM said:
It's a fucking long shot, but I hope it's Metal Gear Solid 4: Director's Cut. He needs to change the ending so Raiden dies. Not because I dislike the character, but because it would have been the proper thing to do.  Also, trophies.
Also the alternate ending where Snake and Otacon are killed by a firing squad.
Posted by Cold_Wolven

MGS: Peace Walker remastered to be officially confirmed would be great. An actual demonstration of MGS: Rising that goes for around 15 minutes like what they showed for MGS4 before it was released. 

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