I feel your pain Metal Gear fans. I really do. The fact that you have been forced to stare at yet another countdown meter for the next four days or so is unfortunate and downright cruel. However, if Gamespot has it right, details about what that cryptic timer is protecting might soon be revealed.
Apparently, the next issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu PSP + PS3, set to go on sale May 30, features a cover story about none other than a “new Metal Gear” game. Of course, that could mean a new PSP installment, but I'm sure fans could care less. Details on the issue were found on the online database for the Japanese convenience-store chain 7&Y, so you know it’s legit...
Despite the fact that Kojima has voiced his concerns over the persistent and slightly unpleasant pressure to make a new Metal Gear, a new installment in the famed franchise is inevitable. And with E3 right around the corner (who knows how many countdown clocks we’ll see by then!), it would hardly be surprising if a new Metal Gear is in fact what all the fancy patience-testing ruses have been about.
Unless of course Famitsu, 7&Y, Sony, Konami and Kojima are all in on some massive marketing conspiracy, designed to cover up the fact that Kojima is actually secretly working on the next Halo. Of course! And not a piece out of place. (Dusts off hands) Done and done.
How many would prefer Kojima’s next game to be non-Metal Gear related?