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