New Kojima Site Teases 'A Next Metal Gear'

BOOM widget 74486 A new page teasing the "next Metal Gear" went live late tonight on the official website of Metal Gear Solid developer Kojima Productions.

The site text reads, "A Next Metal Gear Is..." and includes a series of bright green images (left).

The final green image in the sequence appears to resemble the Xbox 360 power button icon at first glance--though the icon itself is a standard power-related image used across many platforms. The "i" could also be a reference to either the iPhone, the Wii, or the upcoming Nintendo DSi.

The teased game could turn out to be anything from a new title in the Metal Gear Solid Ac!d series to an Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4.

Rumors of an eventual Xbox 360 port of Kojima's Metal Gear Solid 4 continued to circulate following the game's June release on PlayStation 3. In October, Konami PR representative Yoshitaka Arai reportedly told Japanese business journal Kabushiki, "We are investigating releasing a 360 version." The quote was quietly removed from the story a day later.

Publisher Konami has consistently denied rumors of an Xbox 360 version of the game, while Microsoft has consistently proclaimed its obvious desire for one.