Posted by Brad (2876 posts) -
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Kojima Productions has it easy these days. Other developers have to claw and scrape for publicity just to get people to notice their games. All Hideo Kojima and friends need is to post a weird-looking image with the words "Metal Gear" somewhere nearby, and everybody goes crazy. The entirety of their latest tease you can view there to your right.

Speculation is rampant, of course. What do we have so far?

  • Shacknews, where I first saw this, highlights the use of the glowing green color and that third symbol--which is nearly identical to the one on the Xbox 360's power button--to connect the dots to some sort of new 360 Metal Gear release. Whether that's the Xbox MGS4 port rumored ad nauseam or a whole new game isn't for me to say. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing some kind of interesting new XBLA Metal Gear release.
  • That "i" at the beginning of the equation is obviously significant. Could relate to the iPhone. Could refer to the Nintendo DSi. It also looks like the font used in the Wii logo. Those possibilities conflict with the obvious Xbox-related imagery though, in my mind. Maybe it relates to Metal Gear Acid in some way? The logo for that game is usually written as AC!D.
  • Could any of this relate to Metal Gear Solid Existence, the trademark Konami registered in both the U.S. and Japan some time ago?
  • Jeff points out the acronym "MGST" appears in the URL for this teaser site. Could that be telling? It might be the abbreviated title of the new game. (Metal Gear Solid Transience: Solid Snake is on hard times, takes up residence in that cardboard box.) Then again, it might simply stand for "Metal Gear Solid teaser."

What do you think is up with this "next Metal Gear?" Post your analysis in the comments, or send us your ideas, and I'll post some of the best ones if we get enough.
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#1 Posted by Brad (2876 posts) -
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Kojima Productions has it easy these days. Other developers have to claw and scrape for publicity just to get people to notice their games. All Hideo Kojima and friends need is to post a weird-looking image with the words "Metal Gear" somewhere nearby, and everybody goes crazy. The entirety of their latest tease you can view there to your right.

Speculation is rampant, of course. What do we have so far?

  • Shacknews, where I first saw this, highlights the use of the glowing green color and that third symbol--which is nearly identical to the one on the Xbox 360's power button--to connect the dots to some sort of new 360 Metal Gear release. Whether that's the Xbox MGS4 port rumored ad nauseam or a whole new game isn't for me to say. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing some kind of interesting new XBLA Metal Gear release.
  • That "i" at the beginning of the equation is obviously significant. Could relate to the iPhone. Could refer to the Nintendo DSi. It also looks like the font used in the Wii logo. Those possibilities conflict with the obvious Xbox-related imagery though, in my mind. Maybe it relates to Metal Gear Acid in some way? The logo for that game is usually written as AC!D.
  • Could any of this relate to Metal Gear Solid Existence, the trademark Konami registered in both the U.S. and Japan some time ago?
  • Jeff points out the acronym "MGST" appears in the URL for this teaser site. Could that be telling? It might be the abbreviated title of the new game. (Metal Gear Solid Transience: Solid Snake is on hard times, takes up residence in that cardboard box.) Then again, it might simply stand for "Metal Gear Solid teaser."

What do you think is up with this "next Metal Gear?" Post your analysis in the comments, or send us your ideas, and I'll post some of the best ones if we get enough.
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#2 Posted by MagicKiwi (111 posts) -

CQC is still a threat.

#4 Edited by DavidSnakes (675 posts) -

The power button design is universal, not specific to the 360.  Nonetheless, I still hope dearly this is an MGS4 360 port.

http://images.google.com/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hl=en&q=power+button&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

#5 Posted by wafflestomp (247 posts) -

iphone + acid = power?

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#6 Posted by Royale (157 posts) -

I definitely needs me some more MGS... and another AC!D game wouldn't be too bad, especially if it was on the DS with touch screen controls.

#7 Posted by Death_Burnout (3793 posts) -

well i actually hope it isnt a 360 port...ok nah im teasing...barely!

theres an exclamation in the power symbol! ooooh

#8 Posted by RobMosher83 (10 posts) -

i would love something metal gear on XBLA.....

#9 Posted by Spencer (252 posts) -

They wouldn't have designed that teaser like that unless it was related to Microsoft.  Do you think that they really want to answer any more "MGS4 360 port" rumors?  Designing that third symbol like the 360's power button will obviously reignite those rumors, and Kojima Productions would not bring it up again unless there actually was a Microsoft-related project.

#10 Posted by GioVANNI (1285 posts) -

I already have MGS4 on the PS3 I bought it for.  I could've just waited!

#11 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Metal Gear?
So you're saying it was a proxy tease?

#12 Posted by Milkman (16540 posts) -

Well, first off, I noticed the grammatical error in the message. It should say "The next Metal Gear is...", not "A next Metal Gear is...". Maybe that's on purpose. Maybe it's just bad translating.

To me, this looks to me like Metal Gear Solid 4: Existence, a Xbox 360 port of MGS 4 with extra stuff packed in.  

#13 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

The i relates to Solid Snake and the ! relates to Solid snake upside down. Conclusion: a first-person break dancing game on Xbox360.

#14 Posted by JesseG (138 posts) -

imminent.

#15 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6097 posts) -

I have no clue, but it looks like it's 360 related.  I'm rooting for both a MGS4 port and a MGS5 announcement.

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#16 Posted by Joshua (26 posts) -

!=  can mean (such as in C++) "does not equal"     hmmm

#17 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

I kinda hope this ISNT a 360 port, not for pro sony fanboy reasons - but becasue 

A) The internet would explode over how awesome the 360 is

B) A Lot of people who have so far hated this 'interactive movie' would be forced to eat their hats

C) I can do without giving fanboy trolls more ammunition to fire at me for owning a ps3 "HAHAHAHA WE GOTZ YOU GAME PWNT!!!" thank you very much

I would like to point out a couple of things

1) Maybe this is a new metal gear story - no mention of a snake or solid snake in particular anywhere  -this is what im hoping for

2) The phrase Doesnt make sense, im thinking 

A NEXT METAL GEAR IS.....

Maybe an anagram of some kind?? i mean come on- translation can be dodgy but that sentance is so incorrect it hurts? 

#18 Posted by J1M3N7 (39 posts) -

Looks like it all points towards a 360 release to me.

Hope its the original on XBLA!!

#19 Posted by Phished0ne (2485 posts) -

Why does everyone automatically assume XB360? someone else already pointed out that the power sign is universal, its on my ps3.  I guess its the green color..i still think that this is a red herring.(flashbacks to the Clue movie...)

#20 Posted by The_Icon (573 posts) -

Looks interesting, cant wait to find out! MGS 4 on 360 is not beyond possibility.

#21 Posted by RabbitKarrot (362 posts) -

Fingers crossed for 360 MGS4... That would be sweeeeet.

#22 Posted by deyanne (66 posts) -

that last sign isn't just used on the xbox360, it's a universal sign even used on the ps3 except of the ! isntead of a |.
i'm still hoping for a completely new metal gear with a new protagonist, preferably raiden wich is possible because it says the next metal gear is not the next metal gear solid is so ...

#23 Posted by deyanne (66 posts) -

that last sign isn't just used on the xbox360, it's a universal sign even used on the ps3 except of the ! isntead of a |.
i'm still hoping for a completely new metal gear with a new protagonist, preferably raiden wich is possible because it says the next metal gear is not the next metal gear solid is so ...

#24 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

DSi or iPod game I reckon. Apart from that rather loose (it's exclamation marks turned 180 degrees theory) ONLY the colour green suggests XBOX 360.

#25 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

All super stubborn 360 fanboys who were hating on this will be totally contradicting themselves the second they get a chance to play it on a 360. 

#26 Posted by ElectricSlime (32 posts) -

If it were a port to the 360 how many DVDs would they need to release it on? 3? 4?

#27 Posted by super_machine (1930 posts) -

They should have wrote i + ! = $

#28 Posted by RodneythePom (87 posts) -

360 logo and MGS? Probably another crappy RPG....;)

#29 Posted by Phished0ne (2485 posts) -

i got it, the URL says MGST right?

Metal Gear Solid Tactics Confirmed!
#30 Posted by Destroyeron (352 posts) -

/yawn Never cared for Metal Gear, played 5 minutes of it and then sold it the next day.

#31 Posted by ThePhenomenal1 (467 posts) -

i'm calling it right now, remake of metal gear snake's revenge on the 360 using unreal engine 3 where snake is a roided up armored super solider with a spread shotgun blindfiring behind cover while throwing grenades at ALIENS (what a twist!). all whilist he is accompanied by a extremely underdressed  big breasted asian side kick that can be played in co-op mode, with super agile moves that lets her flip-dodge her way from cover to cover in such a way where the 3rd person camera just so happens to close in on the moment where her exposed crotch comes within view for 3 animation frames.

also, snake constantly makes beligerant sexual remarks to his co-op partner everytime she does said animation, as he listens to disturbed on his Microsoft Zune player that you can unlock by paying 800 MS points to get it in 3 different skins. an additional extra skin can be unlocked only by pre-order from gamestop. also including an exclusive single/multiplayer weapon that can desintigrate every enemy or player in one hit if you pre-order the collectors edition only at gamestop. however, the walmart exclusive collectors edition will contain a blow-up doll of the female side kick as well as a temporary tattoo of snake's face on it with a text bubble of him saying "fuck yea!" next to it, which you can apply to one of your ass cheeks while you make use of the blow-up doll to get the complete metal gear experience.


or it can be something completely unrelated

#32 Edited by AndrewB (7504 posts) -

A 360 Metal Gear Acid game would be the obvious "put the speculation together" answer.

I'm hoping for a 360 release of Metal Gear Solid 4, though I would actually prefer a truly new Metal Gear game. I doubt that will happen for awhile, though. I figure they'll release a few cash-in spin-off games first, then save the major release for the next generation of consoles.

Oh, and the image should be: "i + ! + ? = profit"

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#33 Posted by Ghostin (369 posts) -

If you turn it sideways it's a penguin with a banjo...

Will forget all about it now until they tell us whatever it is they think is important. 

#34 Posted by Sledgemeyers (39 posts) -

This is so obviously an announce for something on 360. The green color? NXE adding installs? The power symbol?

Mark my words, even if this isn't a 360 annouce (though I think it is), this little teaser was only made to fight over whether it is or not. I'm pretty sure it's MGS4 for 360 though, it's totally possible with the game being able to install now.

#35 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

I thought Hideo Kojima 's stopped making games

#36 Posted by Superchris129 (379 posts) -

Speak of the fucking devil, I just now listened to the Giant Spoiler SnakeCast.

#37 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -
#38 Posted by bcfish (66 posts) -

If this is legit, hell yeah!  If it's all a tease, then Kojima, fuck you!  I'm afraid it'll be the 2nd.

#39 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
I have 3 theories not unlike GB's:

1. This is a new/port Metal Gear AC!D game for the iPhone/iPod Touch

2. This is a new Metal Gear AC!D game for the Xbox Live Market Place, perhaps using the MGS4 engine. (that would be a big bummer for wanna be ps3 owners who only have a 360 though)

3. This is Metal Gear AC!D for the DSi 

My first and third theories are probably the most likely, i don't see Kojima doing anything with the 360 anytime soon man, and the only thing that really means this will be on 360 is the green color. So maybe its actually a combination of all three theories or just 2 or 3 combined with 1. And since Kojima has a decent relationship with both Apple (iPod in MGS4) and Nintendo, (Twin Snakes & Super Smash Bros. Brawl), it makes it even more likely that theories 2 and 3 are more likely to occur. 
#40 Posted by logson (521 posts) -

AC!D on xbla, Solid on disc for 360? I don't really know, I just hope they reveal the meaning sooner than later.

#41 Posted by ChestyMcGee (135 posts) -

I can imagine there is going to be a spin-off game that will be released on all consoles. Don't worry though PS3 fans - Metal Gear Solid 4 is not going to be released on XB360 simply because the console is, quite frankly, not powerful enough.

Now don't get me wrong, I own a 360 and a PC and I would consider myself a 'PC-Gamer' but let's face the facts: the PS3 is more powerful than the 360 and MGS4 is far too hardware intensive (if you've seen the Shadow Moses bit you'll know what I'm on about) to be played on the 360. I wish it could be though, as a 360 port would mean a PC port and I'd love to be able to play MGS4 again (I played it on my brother's PS3).
#42 Posted by Clockswork (87 posts) -

A next metal gear is gonna be a 360 version
A next metal gear is going to be MGS5
A next metal gear is ....good?

Nope the sentence doesnt make sense! But I wouldnt mind playing MGS4 on my 360 :)

#43 Posted by calf_exercises (858 posts) -

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
**head explodes**

#44 Posted by TaintedSun (154 posts) -

The next Metal Gear is... a film.

Oh wait.

#45 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
Destroyeron said:
"/yawn Never cared for Metal Gear, played 5 minutes of it and then sold it the next day."
you're kidding right? you bought a game, played it for FIVE MINUTES and sold it? thats the dumbest thing i ever heard. 
#46 Posted by TechnicallyProficient (100 posts) -

I call a remake of Metal Gear 1 and/or 2 for the 360.

#47 Posted by PsYuSoFly (97 posts) -

It's obviously 360 colors now if you take the Upward's i, and the downward i. and put that with the xbox symbol you have your obvious answer.

*PUT YOUR XBOX VERTICAL*
Upward i - Look at memory card slot 1, plus the black void above it
Downard i- look at memory card slot 2, and notice the circle under memory card slot 2.
And the power on button which is universal lights green on the xbox when it's powered on.

I don't understand how any of this could be link to anything besides the 360 the fans obviously want it.


#48 Posted by sloppyjoe (405 posts) -

"A" next metal gear is...?
that grammar doesn't seem right

#49 Posted by neoepoch (1293 posts) -

Just to let you know, the PS3 on light is also green and looks the same.

#50 Posted by Nets (319 posts) -

Just don't let it be MGS4 (or the sequel for that matter) on the 360. I'm getting short on money these days...