Kojima Productions Starts a New Rainy Countdown

The countdown has completed, but now what? Kojima Productions replaced one countdown with another. So we will see in a little over 199 hours or a little over 8 days. At least it wasn't a Rick Roll.


There are a few more messages in the rain...

3 5 E e

Seems to indicate MGS5 at E3. Not sure what the Lower Case E means.

Images for the letters have been added to the article. Anyone have a clue as to what this means?

For some reason I seem to be the only person with a 199 hour countdown! It seems to be a FireFox error. The countdown was started at 120 so expect something new in 5 days. Maybe a typhoon!

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XxSolid SnakexX3495d ago

I NEED TO KNOW NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NDN_Shadow3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

That would be awesome if he did that.

So far, there looks to be a 3, a backwards 9 and a 5....

Just noticed an E...Wait, could the backwards 9 be a lowercase e?


talltony3495d ago

WWWWWWWWWWWW tarter sauce!

qface643495d ago

its just like i said before its raining now what next lightning?


kws10653495d ago

E 5 3 and flipped 9

Actaully, flipped 9 means "Snake" in Chinese character.

DarK-SilV3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

thanks to Sangria for uploading the Pics on N4G


ok he posted them on this story also,anyway thanks

heroicjanitor3495d ago

Since rain reminds us of wee

JohnnyMann4203495d ago

e can be horizontally flipped G. 3 or E can be rotated to be a M.

also the character is a 5 or S ... or both.

also notice how there is no pattern...which means we get to figure it out ourselves.

Jumbled up with the characters that we have i see,


But then again this is Kojima and he loves to mess with people.

DarK-SilV3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

it is all there in front of you, it starts with 5 then I think 3then 9 then it comes back to 5 which means number 5 made a 360 degree turn which means X360 which mean MGS4,this must be it
guys below me
do you guys know the word Sarcasm,

I guess your name is Sarcasm and you didn't get it

qface643495d ago

if the guy above me is serious then i seriously just died a bit inside WOW

Sarcasm3495d ago

"t is all there in front of you, it starts with 5 then I think 3then 9 then it comes back to 5 which means number 5 made a 360 degree turn which means X360 which mean MGS4,this must be it"

I didn't think there was anything beyond Full Retard.

I was unfortunately proven wrong by this guy.

- Ghost of Sparta -3495d ago

Doesn't the last countdown end on May 30th? The new Famitsu which comes out next week is revealing a new Metal Gear title for a PlayStation platform.

s8anicslayer3495d ago

I know what it is! Don't you all feel like tom hanks, It's a davincci code game! suspense is now over

mimizone3495d ago

1.6 is right
巳=sign of the snake in the Chinese zodiac
so it's 3 E 5 snake
or snake 5 E3

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DoucheVader3495d ago

That would have been EPIC!

Hideo Rick Roll! :)

DJ3495d ago

I would've killed myself.

Sev3495d ago

It's actually a MGS for the Wii. You play as Raiden, and you use the Wii-mote to slash at soldiers with your katanas.

There is even a part where his arms get chopped off, and you have to put the wii-mote in your mouth, and shake your head, to finish the battle.

Yet another MGS classic boss fight.

prabx3494d ago

You being serious? =|

Sev3494d ago


Nope, I was totally kidding. I guess I need to be more careful what I say.

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TOO PAWNED3495d ago

8 days? ends up on 31 or 1 of June? O boy here come massive xbox fanboys attack

PirateThom3495d ago

8 days is the 30th in Japan, isn't it?

NDN_Shadow3495d ago

We knew this ever since the NeoGAF poster looked at the Flash code. It was gonna end on June 1st, MS Press Conference.....

Aclay3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Even if this timer did end on June 1, I still wouldn't be convinced that it has anything to do with Microsoft's Press Conference because there are MULTIPLE press conferences held daily, and Microsoft isn't going to be the only company that has a Press Conference on June 1. Last year both EA and Microsoft had a Press Conference on the SAME DAY.

I just think it's really funny how people think that if the timer did end on June 1 that it just HAS to be something in relation to Microsoft's press conference, whenever multiple companies have press conferences scheduled on the same freakin' day!

raztad3495d ago

It could be a new PS3 exclusive and will be announced the day of MS conference just to steal MS's show. Bad, Bad Sony if true :D.

Or just could be MGS: existence for xbox360 and MGS5 for PS3. One thing is for certain, we PS3 wont be left out in the cold :D

Arksine3495d ago

They will end at 6PM on May 31 in LA, where E3 is being held. Honestly I expect another teaser at that time, and Kojima to make his announcement during Konami's presentation.

Max Power3495d ago

the countdown was a 199 hours, but it then was changed to 119 hours, so expect the third countdown to be 79 hours.

Critical_Hit3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Japan is in a different time zone than Los Angeles. When the countdown ends in Japan (according to the NeoGAF post), it'll still be May 31th in Los Angeles. Although we won't have to wait for the countdown, just until May 30th (Japan time) when the latest issue of the PSP+PS3 edition of Famitsu goes on sale.

NDN_Shadow3495d ago

All I do is mention that it was the same day as the MS Press Conference and I get disagrees, fanboys much? I never stated that is was gonna be announced at the conference.

PlayStation3603495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

They are disagreeing with ya because it seems the Countdown is going by Japan's Time Zone. So yeah, It'll end June 1st, but not in LA (it'll be May 31st in LA). So it's not on the same day as Microsoft's Press Conference.

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joeymp3495d ago

wait my countdown says 120 hours.

joeymp3495d ago

yes because there are time zones that are 70 hours apart. you fail.

LordMarius3495d ago

Its 120 hours not ends on Tuesday

DoucheVader3495d ago

Your are right, I hadn't thought of that.

[And then he disappeared into a poof of logic!]

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Skyreno3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Awww Comon, Whats next, when timer finsh and Rain stop ,comes The Sun with and brand new countdown bet thats going happen

Sev3494d ago

Agreed I am getting sick of timers.