Konami teases 'A Next Metal Gear'

Earlier Friday, on the Kojima Productions section of Konami Japan's website, a flash page was put up hyping the next Metal Gear.

Earlier Friday, on the Kojima Productions section of Konami Japan's website, a flash page was put up hyping the next Metal Gear. The bad news? It's so oblique that nobody can seem to figure out exactly what it's hyping. The logo consists of an equation featuring what could be interpreted as a lower case "i" or an exclamation point, and what looks like a standard power button incorporating said letter/punctuation.

So far we've heard rumours of an Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4 or an Xbox Live Arcade version of the PS1's Metal Gear Solid due to the neon green lettering (via 1UP), a Metal Gear Acid game due to the use of an exclamation point (via Wired), and a touch-enabled iPhone/iPod Metal Gear game due to the "i" and the URL containing the text "mgst" (via Kotaku). Since nearly every conceivable idea has been thrown out there already, we're going to claim the last spot left in the Next Metal Gear pool and guess it's a kart racer. Hey, that could be a speedometer at the end!