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Kojima Teaser Site: The Mask Appears

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?

5/28/2009 Ben Dutka

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chicko1983
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:12:52 PM
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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

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Xra897
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:37:24 PM

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

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godsman
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:55:26 PM

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.

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BigTonesAUS
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:18:09 PM
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looking forward to E3

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shadowpal2
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:25:13 PM
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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

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Tim Speed24
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 7:21:09 AM

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

There is a fine line between brilliance and insanity.

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shadowpal2
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 7:54:07 AM

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?

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Alienange
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:00:11 PM

Only if he's looking in a mirror.

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Juanalf
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:31:16 PM
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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.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:36:18 PM
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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.

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Swim_Irr
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:12:36 AM

indeed...

and why is the storm picking up?

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Midris7
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:40:30 PM
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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..

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Highlander
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:43:31 PM

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

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Midris7
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10:50:16 PM

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

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Reccaman18
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:02:00 PM

Im going to see it for myself anyway! lol

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SNAKEHOUND
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:02:18 PM
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On mask it shows a morse code bar at the bottom and the broken mask fist perfectly on future Raidens mug, take a look

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:49:04 PM

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

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Dante399
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:05:32 PM
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maybe it's Silent Hill 6 LOL

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Scarecrow
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:06:28 PM

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

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Scarecrow
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:05:44 PM
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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

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:40:21 PM
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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.

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556pineapple
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:40:56 PM
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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.

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Deathstriker
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 11:58:34 PM
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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...

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Deathstriker
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:01:57 AM
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and I'm with 556...on that about going back in time like mgs3 did

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Steak
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:22:05 AM
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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.

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Lord carlos
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:28:23 AM

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

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Jed
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:32:48 AM

ZING!!!

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Lord carlos
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:25:00 AM
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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 !!!

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King James
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:33:27 AM
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I like the music from the "Mask" site. Sounds real majestic.

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Powershifter
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:49:27 AM

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

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fluffernutter
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:45:28 AM
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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.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:24:56 AM

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

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eLLeJuss
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:46:55 AM
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this game is about dragons i can feel it

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noodles619
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:32:00 AM
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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.

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SNAKEHOUND
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:32:19 AM
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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 :D

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

Good luck men! We may finally beat KOJIMA!

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coverton341
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:09:43 AM

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.

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Jed
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:35:41 AM
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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

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Lord carlos
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 2:09:17 AM

yuck,don'ts like that one bit

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Xzer0
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:56:03 AM
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I think this mask represent The Boss. This mask looks feminine and looks like Boss.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 2:25:22 AM
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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).

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 4:45:13 AM
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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?).

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Xzer0
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 5:47:16 AM
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I have seen on teaser Raiden face next-gen( in exoskeleton costume and after it came BigBoss. It is MGS5 absolutley.

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isaya85
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 9:16:34 AM
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My guess is about as good as anyone else I'm stumped

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Xodiak
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 9:38:28 AM
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There's no chance this is something like Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence?

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Xzer0
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 9:40:55 AM
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By the way Raiden had an eyepatch on his left eye.

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Highlander
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:50:44 AM

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

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Jawknee
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:21:38 AM
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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!

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Jawknee
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:35:58 AM
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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?

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Highlander
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:49:06 AM
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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?

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Powershifter
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:56:39 AM
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Whatever the mask is, I'm totally pumped.

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

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Highlander
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 11:03:01 AM

I would too, that's why I think the trailer isn't for one game alone, I think it's Konami's E3 build up, so think in terms of all their upcoming games.

Of course I could very, very, very easily be way off base.

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Totalz
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 12:48:14 PM
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Maybe it's a game based on the bosses in MGS4...the Laughing Octopus and Screaming Mantis ones...

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Alienange
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 1:15:13 PM
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MGS4 made a believer out of me. If they announce MGS5 I'll be there on day one baby ! Day one.

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fatelementality
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 2:51:07 PM
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Ok, that's it. I'm done. I wash my hand of all this nonsense. Damn you Kojima, I love you yet I hate you. I'm just..........just......done. I'll play the damn game when it comes out.

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DGo8
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 3:20:30 PM
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on tha site all i seen is...."Big Boss"..something that looks like a ! coming out of tha sky...an..R..P..5..E..3..I aint seen raiden tho..

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Xzer0
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 4:11:35 PM

Hey remember the MGS movie. Maybe Kojima decided that it will be CGI without real actors? And it will be about big boss and gray fox something like prequel? Just guessing

Last edited by Xzer0 on 5/29/2009 4:12:09 PM

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Xzer0
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 4:21:44 PM
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And I think that that stormy place in teaser symbolize Outer Heaven.
The guy who looks like Raiden is a Gray Fox, becasue of one detail, this guy (Gray Fox) has a lightbrown (something liketaht) eye, but Raiden has a blue eyes.

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Swim_Irr
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 8:48:16 PM
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okay... i looked at the pics a little closer and this is what i came up with...

1. "Raiden's" eye is amber in the picture, but in mgs4 his eyes are clearly a bluish color.

2. "Big Boss'" beret is tilted in the opposite direction as in the end of mgs4.

3. Also "Big Boss'" mustache does not connect with his beard like in mgs4. minimal, but its something.

4. "Big Boss'" patch says 'MILITARES SANS FRONTIERES" (Military Without Borders)


what can we make of this??? (i'm probably missing a few things on raiden)

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Xzer0
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 4:01:50 AM

Its not a Raiden its a Gray Fox(Cyborg Ninja). Look at his forehead he got there a bar code. Raiden hadnĀ“t it and the hairs are gold-blonde.

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Strker777
Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:18:57 PM
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Come on, Kojima PLEAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE DONT MAKE IT MULTIPLATFORMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm boycotting it if it does!

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Jed
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 1:04:45 AM
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My mind has been tied in knots.

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DGo8
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 9:59:36 AM
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i just seen a C pop up aswell...kojima your playing wit are minds! lol

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Bullzai
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 10:04:05 AM
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Take all the letters and digits that show up so far and one interesting result is: 6 CORPSES e3

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 4:47:21 PM

Very nice.......oh the mystery

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