A few weeks back, Kotaku noticed a new flash teaser that went up on Konami's Kojima Productions website.  The site featured the Konami logo and the title "A Next Metal Gear Is..."  Kotaku speculated that this might hint at an Xbox 360 release (green graphic) or a Wii release (the 'i') or...perhaps an iPhone release (also the 'i').

Based on a scan that has since appeared from Famitsu, it seems the last guess was the right one.

Hideo Kojima said that we'd still have a couple week's worth of speculation on what "A Next Metal Gear Is...", but rumored scans from Famitsu may have spoiled it. It's Metal Gear. For the iPhone.

Or at least that's what this scan, supposedly from the newest issue of Famitsu Weekly, indicates, a gesture based Metal Gear designed with the iPhone and iPod Touch's touchscreen controls in mind. From what we can gather from this heavily artifacted scan, it looks like it might be a spin-off of Metal Gear Solid 4, with a new heads up display and possibly shooter heavy elements.

Metal Gear is one of the most well embraced console series of all time.  Fans should get ready.  It seems iPhone gamers and Solid Snake are about to meet up for some quality fighter action.

If this is indeed accurate, it's huge.  Stay tuned.

  • applesauce25r624

    wtf wtf

    booyah, grandma

  • applesauce25r624

    wtf wtf

    booyah, grandma

  • Rocco

    This is huge. I just hope that this game doesn't get overhyped to the point where it is just setting itself up for disappointment.

    As it stands now (pre-hype stage), the developers already have their work cut out for them for trying to live up to its past console releases.

    Godspeed.

  • Rocco

    This is huge. I just hope that this game doesn't get overhyped to the point where it is just setting itself up for disappointment.

    As it stands now (pre-hype stage), the developers already have their work cut out for them for trying to live up to its past console releases.

    Godspeed.

  • radchad1

    Blake,

    You last words couldn't have said it better. If this is true this will help to solidify the iphone as a gaming console. If anyone can push a system to the limits it's Hideo, as his games push gaming consoles into their upper limits. We will truly be able to see the true quality of iphone gaming possibilities. Maybe all the naysayers will be put to rest once and if this game is released.

  • radchad1

    Blake,

    You last words couldn't have said it better. If this is true this will help to solidify the iphone as a gaming console. If anyone can push a system to the limits it's Hideo, as his games push gaming consoles into their upper limits. We will truly be able to see the true quality of iphone gaming possibilities. Maybe all the naysayers will be put to rest once and if this game is released.

  • MacTheSpoon

    Holy crap. Will follow this with interest!

  • MacTheSpoon

    Holy crap. Will follow this with interest!

  • Simon

    Well, all game consoles need the almighty "Killer App", the one game that becomes a system-seller. I don't think we have that killer app on the iPhone yet.

    This could be huge.

  • Simon

    Well, all game consoles need the almighty "Killer App", the one game that becomes a system-seller. I don't think we have that killer app on the iPhone yet.

    This could be huge.

  • henr1kk

    Never played a MGS game till from beginning to the end but I'm curious...
    If it turns out to be good, I'll buy it!

    For me, though, the first Killer App for the iPhone is going to be released on the 18th ;)

  • henr1kk

    Never played a MGS game till from beginning to the end but I'm curious...
    If it turns out to be good, I'll buy it!

    For me, though, the first Killer App for the iPhone is going to be released on the 18th ;)

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  • nizy

    I really love the MGS series and hope this is true.

  • nizy

    I really love the MGS series and hope this is true.

  • RedSt★R

    Not even a half year in & we're seeing these titles
    That's amazing

    It won't be long untill we start seeing comercials from the makers stating that the games their advertising is either exclusivley or also for iPN/iPT

    I beleive it won't be untill that point that iPN/iPT will have an actual spot in the console field.

    Were deffinatly starting to see which makers are tied to which platform.....this power struggle among makers and consoles has happened before....some only made games for sega and others only for nintendo.

    I remember once telling my friend sonic the hedghog will never be on a nintendo game....however time changes everything, and we all know what time equals. $$$$$$$$

  • RedSt★R

    Not even a half year in & we're seeing these titles
    That's amazing

    It won't be long untill we start seeing comercials from the makers stating that the games their advertising is either exclusivley or also for iPN/iPT

    I beleive it won't be untill that point that iPN/iPT will have an actual spot in the console field.

    Were deffinatly starting to see which makers are tied to which platform.....this power struggle among makers and consoles has happened before....some only made games for sega and others only for nintendo.

    I remember once telling my friend sonic the hedghog will never be on a nintendo game....however time changes everything, and we all know what time equals. $$$$$$$$

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    it's so huge

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    it's so huge

  • hepcat330

    oh. my. god.

  • hepcat330

    oh. my. god.

  • Niels K.

    Something which has already something like a release date from Konami: At the end of december Konami will release "Silent Hill: The Escape" for iPhone/iPod Touch:
    http://www.konami.jp/products/touch_sh/index.html?ref=mfn1

  • Niels K.

    Something which has already something like a release date from Konami: At the end of december Konami will release "Silent Hill: The Escape" for iPhone/iPod Touch:
    http://www.konami.jp/products/touch_sh/index.html?ref=mfn1

  • Skateboard513

    I just hope this isnt' some kind of over hyped misreadings..maybe people will take this platform more seriously once more people start to see the potential..and the more (We) become serious about this then the sooner more Devs will as well! I just wish they would have some big meeting or some kind of sit down with Apple, Dev's, and us..so they can see the masses and we can get so many questions answerd!!!

  • Skateboard513

    I just hope this isnt' some kind of over hyped misreadings..maybe people will take this platform more seriously once more people start to see the potential..and the more (We) become serious about this then the sooner more Devs will as well! I just wish they would have some big meeting or some kind of sit down with Apple, Dev's, and us..so they can see the masses and we can get so many questions answerd!!!

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Blake, have you actually played the Metal Gear games? I wouldn't expect it to bring any "quality fighter action," since the core values of the Metal Gear games have always been stealth, strategy, and bizarrely messed-up plots. Combat has always been a last-resort measure in the games.

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Blake, have you actually played the Metal Gear games? I wouldn't expect it to bring any "quality fighter action," since the core values of the Metal Gear games have always been stealth, strategy, and bizarrely messed-up plots. Combat has always been a last-resort measure in the games.

  • NotYou

    http://www.touch.konami.net/jp/pc/game.html

    Well, well. Look at that.
    smgschwind and nielsk both posted that link at about the same time in the forum.

  • NotYou

    http://www.touch.konami.net/jp/pc/game.html

    Well, well. Look at that.
    smgschwind and nielsk both posted that link at about the same time in the forum.

  • DJ

    Wonder if it's by Ideaworks3D? They were doing the BREW version of MGS while I was there. If it's in theirs, or Kojima's hands then all should be well with this one.

  • DJ

    Wonder if it's by Ideaworks3D? They were doing the BREW version of MGS while I was there. If it's in theirs, or Kojima's hands then all should be well with this one.

  • RedSt★R

    I wonder if the Blackberry storm will be making a break for the gaming market

    With touch and click it might give a little more button options where iPhone only has touch.

    I haven't read any proccessing spects on it but I hope it doesn't try to give iPhone a run for it's money, because then i'll be kinda sad/torn.

    But just think if you swiped/tapped, pressed and tilted that would give you a little bit more wiggle room as far as gaming goes

    One of iPhones biggest hurdles kepping it from hitting the gaming platform status has been lack of buttons..eventhough dev's have worked around that with intuitive ways

    We might see Nintendo vs. Sega all over again

  • RedSt★R

    I wonder if the Blackberry storm will be making a break for the gaming market

    With touch and click it might give a little more button options where iPhone only has touch.

    I haven't read any proccessing spects on it but I hope it doesn't try to give iPhone a run for it's money, because then i'll be kinda sad/torn.

    But just think if you swiped/tapped, pressed and tilted that would give you a little bit more wiggle room as far as gaming goes

    One of iPhones biggest hurdles kepping it from hitting the gaming platform status has been lack of buttons..eventhough dev's have worked around that with intuitive ways

    We might see Nintendo vs. Sega all over again

  • henr1kk

    Oh well, Konami confirmed it!
    Now the waiting begins!

    http://kotaku.com/5112011/konami-confirms-iphone-metal-gear

  • henr1kk

    Oh well, Konami confirmed it!
    Now the waiting begins!

    http://kotaku.com/5112011/konami-confirms-iphone-metal-gear

  • RedSt★R

    It's scares me a little because blackberry took it's time on this one. They didn't just churn out some touchscreen iPhone wannabe-they did there homework played with iPhone, listened to iPhones customers likes and dislikes.

    I really hope it's stays where it is but it might be a seriouse contender:(

  • RedSt★R

    It's scares me a little because blackberry took it's time on this one. They didn't just churn out some touchscreen iPhone wannabe-they did there homework played with iPhone, listened to iPhones customers likes and dislikes.

    I really hope it's stays where it is but it might be a seriouse contender:(

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Wow...can't believe it. MGS is pure gamer heaven :)
    This would be a HUGE! And I'm sure THEY won't wreck it!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Wow...can't believe it. MGS is pure gamer heaven :)
    This would be a HUGE! And I'm sure THEY won't wreck it!

  • Ghengis Khan

    THIS GAME WILL ROCK!

    IT WILL LOOK LIKE LEGO BATMAN YES!

    BRING IT TO ME!

  • Ghengis Khan

    THIS GAME WILL ROCK!

    IT WILL LOOK LIKE LEGO BATMAN YES!

    BRING IT TO ME!

  • RedSt★R

    .......not to mention the Android OS
    One things for sure '09 mobile devices are gonna be life changing...literally
    I can't help but think of my grandmother concidering the invention of the phone had been discovered just before she was born-she loves the iPhone:)

  • RedSt★R

    .......not to mention the Android OS
    One things for sure '09 mobile devices are gonna be life changing...literally
    I can't help but think of my grandmother concidering the invention of the phone had been discovered just before she was born-she loves the iPhone:)

  • Evil Knievel

    wow wow I am typing this from my iPhone and I can't believe my eyes..... This is the best damn news ever I am playing Metal Gear Solid 4 and I been a fan bought every game.... day 1 purchase

  • Evil Knievel

    wow wow I am typing this from my iPhone and I can't believe my eyes..... This is the best damn news ever I am playing Metal Gear Solid 4 and I been a fan bought every game.... day 1 purchase

  • currymutton

    FYI, it is on the offical Konami site now:

    http://www.touch.konami.net/jp/pc/game.html

  • currymutton

    FYI, it is on the offical Konami site now:

    http://www.touch.konami.net/jp/pc/game.html

  • currymutton

    Sorry late news, there would be also the DDR S Lite and another frog road crossing game whose name escapes me for the moment...

  • currymutton

    Sorry late news, there would be also the DDR S Lite and another frog road crossing game whose name escapes me for the moment...

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    I just came a bit in my pants.

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    I just came a bit in my pants.

  • Flip

    I hope this isn't going to be something like an On-Rail-Shooter...

    Would be pretty disappointing...

    Hope this will contain a lot of Stealth-Action-Elements...:)

    Can't wait to see this in motion...

  • Flip

    I hope this isn't going to be something like an On-Rail-Shooter...

    Would be pretty disappointing...

    Hope this will contain a lot of Stealth-Action-Elements...:)

    Can't wait to see this in motion...

  • Lunchbox

    metal gear solid is amazing tbh, this is pretty massive news, i saw people asking for tony hawks pro skater, mario, etc and thats pretty ambitious but now it looks like theres more hope of big titles coming to iphone/itouch
    i hope they do a good job of this one

  • Lunchbox

    metal gear solid is amazing tbh, this is pretty massive news, i saw people asking for tony hawks pro skater, mario, etc and thats pretty ambitious but now it looks like theres more hope of big titles coming to iphone/itouch
    i hope they do a good job of this one

  • Jeff M

    What I can't believe no one has mentioned on here is that according to Konami's site, DDR, Frogger, and Silent Hill are all still due out THIS MONTH. Only MGS is "Spring 2009". Whoa.

  • Jeff M

    What I can't believe no one has mentioned on here is that according to Konami's site, DDR, Frogger, and Silent Hill are all still due out THIS MONTH. Only MGS is "Spring 2009". Whoa.

  • dk206

    YES!!!
    YES!!! O M F G YES!!!

    I"M ABOUT TO HAVE A FIT!!!! OMG OMG OMG

    BRING ON THE J-GAMES!!!!

    and...omg
    i still can't believe it....SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

    OMG OMG OMG

    Yeah, AND WTF NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THAT SILENT HILL AND KONAMI STUFF ARE COMING OUT....WTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    anyway i don't care...SNAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKE!!!!

  • dk206

    YES!!!
    YES!!! O M F G YES!!!

    I"M ABOUT TO HAVE A FIT!!!! OMG OMG OMG

    BRING ON THE J-GAMES!!!!

    and...omg
    i still can't believe it....SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

    OMG OMG OMG

    Yeah, AND WTF NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THAT SILENT HILL AND KONAMI STUFF ARE COMING OUT....WTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    anyway i don't care...SNAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKE!!!!

  • dk206

    DS KILLER JUST CONFIRMED AGAIN!!!

    OMG OMG !!! SOMEBODY MAKE ME CALM DOWN!!!

    M G S

    IPHONE

    O M G

    SNAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKE!!!!

  • dk206

    DS KILLER JUST CONFIRMED AGAIN!!!

    OMG OMG !!! SOMEBODY MAKE ME CALM DOWN!!!

    M G S

    IPHONE

    O M G

    SNAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKE!!!!

  • http://www.f1archives.co.uk/mobile.htm Gregz0r

    Great to see Konami jumping aboard the fine ship Apple.
    PES on iPhone would be nice. :D

  • http://www.f1archives.co.uk/mobile.htm Gregz0r

    Great to see Konami jumping aboard the fine ship Apple.
    PES on iPhone would be nice. :D