Back in July, as many may have forgot, a French games blog suggested a rumor that Kojima Productions might have a December Surprise up its sleeve. December 12th, they said, six months after the release of the game (that length of time, players will note, fitting in nicely with the fiction of Metal Gear Solid 4) might trigger an in-game event.
Kojima’s no stranger to time-based fourth-wall-shattering trickery: one of Metal Gear 3‘s aged boss characters can be secretly defeated by saving in the middle of a fight, exiting out and forwarding your PlayStation clock by a few days, and returning to the game to find him dead from waiting.
All of that’s preface to the widely reported new teaser on Kojima Production’s website which simply reads “A Next Metal Gear is…” accompanied by an image that is surely only coincidentally similar to the green glow of the Xbox 360′s power ring (note: it’s just as similar to the PS3′s own [colorless] power symbol).
We’re as much in the dark as anyone for now, but thought the timing of the new teaser seems oddly serendipitous and worthy of note.