The Rumor: A press conference in Osaka today revealed that Konami has established a development team called "Konami X Productions." The team is being headed by MGS creator Hideo Kojima. Frist, Konami X Prods. will develop the Metal Gear Solid trilogy for the Xbox 360 and MGS: Fluid Ac!d for the Zune.
The Smash: Kojima might be from Kansai, but Konami, a Tokyo-based company, does not give press conferences in Osaka. Also, news of such press conference never appeared on Konami's or Kojima Productions' sites or on any major Japanese gaming news website like Famitsu, Game Watch Impress or Dengeki Online. A well-placed source confirmed with us that this rumor is total baloney. Hit the jump for the elaborate (and phony) press release announcing this b.s. Brian Ashcraft