The Kojima Code

The Kojima Code

by Steve Napierski to Videos

If you haven’t seen the Kojima Production’s “NEXT”, this is going to make no sense to you. I recommend starting here.

Last week a friend of mine sent me a link to Kojima’s countdown. I thought it looked pretty cool. Nice elusive piece of promotional material with no clear message about anything. Then I started noticing people trying to figure out what it meant. And when I say people I mean the majority of the hardcore gaming community and the heavy hitting blogs as well. It seemed like a little of an overkill, but I don’t know why. The Blizzard frost teaser for Diablo III didn’t feel over-hyped to me. For some reason, this did. So because of such, I re-imagined the Kojima countdown as what you see above.

And for those who don’t get the rest of the animation… here.

Discussion (16)¬

  1. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    June 1, 2009 at 4:45 am #

    I have to know what happens when this countdown ends.

  2. greatslack
    greatslack says:
    June 1, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Son of a bitch…

  3. Mmmbacon
    Mmmbacon says:
    June 1, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    “Its a crummy COMMERCIAL!!!!” Good job!!!!

  4. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    June 1, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    @Lord Shplane If the world is lucky, absolutely nothing.

  5. Andy Coish
    Andy Coish says:
    June 1, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Best laugh I have had in a while. If the kojima countdown ends in something as lame as the Little orphan annie message I will be severely disappointed. Ralphie will be the only one that will know my pain.

  6. Zepe
    Zepe says:
    June 1, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Well, I guess the fact you think this is way overhyped is that a couple of months ago they did another of these viral marketing campaigns, and that MGS, by whats going on today, could well be made by EA… you’ve got MGS games coming out all the time, por PS2, PS3, PSP, XBOX… you name it.. Sure its a good game, but do you really need to milk it that way?
    D3 on the other hand had been rumored for years, and the fans had been waiting for it since 2001 (LoD release if Im not mistaken)… strange thing would be it not creating a big bang all over the internet..

  7. Inho
    Inho says:
    June 1, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    :D this is the best comic yet! plus, this is the funniest. LOL

  8. Chris Smedley
    Chris Smedley says:
    June 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    I think it is for MGS Rising… or something like that, as just announced on E3

  9. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    June 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    @Chris Smedley Yeah… I was hoping for Ovaltine: http://kotaku.com/5274314/metal-gear-comes-to-the-xbox-360-with-all+new-title

  10. Lekonua
    Lekonua says:
    June 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    It’s counting down to the next election day.

  11. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    June 2, 2009 at 1:10 am #

    @Lekonua Close, but you’re off by a month and change.

  12. tacothesmurf
    tacothesmurf says:
    June 2, 2009 at 3:19 am #

    all Big Boss wanted was to play with his new red rider bb gun and he shot his eye out instead!

  13. Kitty
    Kitty says:
    June 3, 2009 at 5:11 am #

    Arghhh what torture is this! Now I’m going to have to leave this webpage up forever to see what happens…

  14. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    June 3, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    All I know is that it’s good to hear that MGSR is going to be on PS3 as well, for a second I was worried that I’d either have to go without Awesome “I can just get hit by a giant submarine and TAKE IT” Raiden game, or get a 360, then another on in a few months when the first one breaks, then another one a few months from then etc.

    Also FUCK YESSSSSSS Peace Walker.

  15. Sigurther
    Sigurther says:
    June 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    I thought it was the Aztec calender end, but according to my timer, this clock ends about ten days sooner on the 12th or 11th. Am I close?

  16. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    June 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    @Sigurther You got it. December 12, 2012 the day that the Miyan calendar ends. It might be off by an hour (maybe). But when the end of the world happens, will that minor discrepancy really matter?