Supposed images of a behind closed doors reveal of Metal Gear Solid 5 at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend hit the internet today. Their source is unclear, but Konami U.K. is denying their validity.
It wrote on Twitter: “More speculation, make of it what you will. #ogre #mgs5 #pinch #salt http://buzz.mw/-7ll_y”
Shortly after, it followed up with: “Seriously, just in case the #pinch #salt hashtags weren’t enough – the chap who claims to have set up the fake rumours has been in touch.”
Further posts show Konami’s U.K. branch are not sure, themselves, of the rumor’s validity. The “chap” they mention was in fact a poster from NeoGAF simply reporting on the rumors he discovered through Reddit, as confirmed here, who appears to only have been speculating they’re fake. Explained to by a fan that the poster was only speculating, Konami responded: “Fair enough, see your point. Been a long day today.”
The images in question show a Metal Gear Solid 5 logo, with the words “Open Ground Reconnaissance Endeavours” (or O.G.R.E., for short, a.k.a. the codename of Kojima Productions’ next project) above it.
Below the first image, it reads: “The moment we were cast out of heaven, we became monsters.”
Another image shows four words, surrounding a “Diamond Dogs” logo, each missing a letter: “Zer,” “Alzurg,” “Enamo,” and “Nfants.” Add the letters of Ogre to each one, and you get: “Zero,” “Galzurg,” “Renamo,” and “Enfants.”
The final image shows the text: “A paradise is doom of the bloodstained earth.” The subtitle-like text below it reads: “Would she have wanted this?” and “That doesn’t matter now.”
It’s also interesting to note that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima showed Cliff Blesiznski “some crazy new secret stuff” at Comic-Con.
So, everyone. What do you think? Real or fake?