Kojima teases weekend announcement

Not Zone of the Enders 3 related.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has tweeted to say he'll make an announcement about something or other this weekend.

Before you get your knickers in a twist, know this: it has nothing to do with Zone of the Enders 3.

"Typhoon 4. It looks like it won't have an effect on the weekend. Thank goodness! However, my health is bad. Prior to TGS, we'll have a big announcement on Saturday or Sunday, so I must recover," he said (translated by Andriasang).

After his fans burst into flames of speculation, he followed up his initial tweet with this: "ZOE3 and so forth - it's not that big an announcement. However, I think you will be happy."

So, what do we know about Kojima's next?

Last month he was reported to be working on an adventure game with 5pb boss Chiyomaru Shikura.

Shikura said Kojima's new game will be the third entry in "a conceptual science series". At the time, we all thought: Zone of Enders 3.

All Kojima has said is his next game will "challenge a certain type of taboo".

In June Kojima said Zone of the Enders 3 has been "sort of pushed to the back" due to "various things".

As for the taboo thing Kojima mentioned on Twitter, he said: "The Taboo is a project for high spec machines that I'm hoping to do myself next. It may or may not be a taboo, but for me, I think it will be quite the problematic game."

Glad that's cleared up.

Kojima's most recent project was of course Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on PSP. Oli Welsh reviewed the game for Eurogamer.

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