New Kojima Interview the Vaguest Ever

New Kojima Interview the Vaguest Ever

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Hideo Kojima's latest interview with Famitsu reveals some very vague details on the upcoming new Metal Gear game

Don't get your hopes up too high, the translation is rough at best, as huge portions of the article have been censored by Famitsu at Kojima's request. While there are very few big reveals in the article, some rough details emerged regarding the game's characters, including the aforementioned guy who may or may not be Big Boss. The article mentioned the Big Boss-like character's hat and the new symbol on it, with Kojima suggesting that:

"The emblem on this guy's hat is important. It's not only an emblem, but for the game, it will be a new type of system."

The symbol looks like a global map of sorts in the shape of a skull with the words "(something) Sans Frontieres", or "(something) Without Borders" written on edge of the patch. How this will relate to gameplay is anyone's guess, though it seems fair to assume the game will be taking place on a global scale instead of one or two individual locales. The total lack of any FOXHOUND insignias also suggests the game might be taking place in a different, or multiple timeframes.

Trying to extract hard details from the article is difficult because of the heavy censoring, but Kojima does seem to mention that the game is designed to appeal heavily to the Japanese gamer:

"I think the game is gonna (sell well) mainly in Japan, but it's going to have a world wide release. To me it's "xxxx". I can't call this "x", but we are putting a lot of work into the story, also it's being made by the MGS4 staff."

Kojima is ruthlessly teasing his fans with the recent flood of ultra vague Metal Gear info, but this "interview" might be the vaguest yet, just begging for speculation and guessing. I'm betting on this scenario: Big Boss senior joins Doctors Without Borders in order to help better the world after all the violence he has caused, but realizes if he truly wants to change the course of history and defeat the La-Le-Lu-Li-Lo, he must go back in time and alter the Metal Gear history by assassinating James Knox Polk as a child. Your turn.

Source: http://psinsider.e-mpire.com (Via N4G) and Kotaku.com

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Let's all just wait until E3.......

Wouldn't take this too seriously, given that it's a fan translation. But if anyone wants to take a look...

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Someday, I dream of being as vague as him...
*sigh*

I wonder how Kojima feels knowing he could walk out onto any stage at E3 and have the entire crowd (and fans at home) eating out of the palm of his hands just to trick them into thinking he's doing something then telling him to see them at X's Press Release.

In short how does it feel to be the worlds biggest Troll.

Erana:
Someday, I dream of being as vague as him...
*sigh*

I dream of speaking in iambic pentameter.

But seriously, Kojima. He acts like MGS is some sort of top-secret military operation. It's just a game, last time I checked.

Maybe it has propaganda or something in it.

Michael Grimm:

The symbol looks like a global map of sorts in the shape of a skull with the words "(something) Sans Frontieres", or "(something) Without Borders" written on edge of the patch. How this will relate to gameplay is anyone's guess, though it seems fair to assume the game will be taking place on a global scale instead of one or two individual locales. The total lack of any FOXHOUND insignias also suggests the game might be taking place in a different, or multiple timeframes.

Wait, do you think that could be the organization "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (doctors without borders)? That was what came to mind almost immediately.

Militaires Sans Frontiers

teletran3:
Militaires Sans Frontiers

To be honest, this is a Metal Gear game, so it's more likely to stand for "Cutscenes Without Endings".

Still, new Metal Gear, yay! Despite the vague nature of the interview, I'm still quite excited.

All this tension is giving me a boner

I'm worried that he seems to think it will be more successful in Japan. Does this mean more whiny ninjas? I'll be skipping this I think.

I guess it's lucky I'm not much of a metal gear fan or I'd be raging at this lack of info.

 

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