Despite gamers’ feelings about the short-form experience that was Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, there still exists a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for Kojima Productions‘ follow-up/tie-in effort The Phantom Pain. However, it’s been quite some time since we’ve actually seen anything from the second MGS 5 chapter, with a lot of the focus placed on the launch of Ground Zeroes on current and last-gen.
That could soon change, though, as Metal Gear Solid mastermind and Kojima Productions’ namesake Hideo Kojima has teased a new, “important” announcement is on the way tomorrow. Kojima wouldn’t say specifically what this announcement entails, but some believe it could be a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain — a preamble to the game’s showing at E3 2014, if you will.
Kojima also teased that a new ‘Prisoners’ video segment is on the way, wherein he will apparently introduce the new iDroid iPhone case. The iDroid case is meant to replicate the same device used by Big Boss in Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, and is slated to hit the Japanese market later this year.
“On Tomorrow’s Kojima Station there will be an important announcement. At the same time, I will introduce the ‘Prisoners’ video corner that will be released on May 3rd. In addition, the new corner (video) will involve planning, lighting, shooting, editing and sound recording made by ourselves.”
Given that we don’t speak Japanese it’s hard to glean any genuine meaning from Kojima’s cryptic tweets. It’s entirely possible that this iDroid case is the exciting news Kojima is teasing, and that there is no Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer on the way. But that would be pretty disappointing.
That being said, we do know that Kojima is working on some sort of trailer — he said as much on Twitter yesterday:
“I’ve come up with new ideas for the trailer at the gym. I’ll try them out tomorrow.”
Given the obscure nature of most Metal Gear Solid trailers we figured that Kojima used LSD for inspiration, but perhaps the endorphin rush of a solid workout gets the creative juices flowing as well.
Either way, it sounds like more Metal Gear Solid news is in our future, it’s just unclear how soon that might be. Fans should keep their eyes peeled for a potential Phantom Pain trailer, but they should also prepare for what might be a non-announcement. That is, if you aren’t looking forward to the iDroid case.
What do you think Kojima’s “important” announcement will be? Do you think it’s about time for a new Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer?