Kojima's Countdown Clock: Ticking. My Interest: Flagging.


Posted May 29, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Kojima Mask

This is the sixth article we've posted about the Kojima countdown clock (One, Two, Three, Four, Five). Today's story: Along with numerous letters, numbers and character art, there's now a link to another page which features a picture of a mask. See? There it is above.

Here's my expert analysis of all this hype: I don't give a crap. Yes, there's a mask. Maybe it points to some other game Kojima is making. It probably does. Who knows? 

There's a point where marketing a game in a cool and mysterious way becomes an annoyance, and this marketing campaign has long passed that point. The game's probably not coming out for years, people. As TheFeed's Jake Gaskill points out, if you figure in the countdown clocks, cut-scenes and load times, people spend more time anticipating Kojima games than actually playing them.

The countdown clock and all the other clues obviously point to Metal Gear Solid 5. Wow! What a huge shocker! So there's an incredibly popular game series and they're making a sequel?? I can't effin' believe it! Who could have ever guessed in a million, billion years?

Not to destroy any carefully worked out marketing plans, but I'd bet anything the following games are being created and/or planned right now:

  • Madden 2011, 2013 and 2014 (Madden: Space Football Edition)
  • Halo 4
  • Gears of War 3
  • Another Mario Wii game
  • Another Mario DS game
  • Imagine: Sixth Grade
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy Infinity
  • Pac-Man 2 (okay, I made that one up.)
  • Seventy-five billion shovelware mini-game collections for the Wii.

Just call me the video game psychic, people! Oh, and thank you for listening to me rant.

Mysterious Mask Page

The Countdown Clock That Keeps Ticking 

Kojima's Countdown Clock: Ticking. My Interest: Flagging.