The man in charge of all things Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima, is fully embroiled in wrapping up Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for its summertime release on the PSP. But Kojima's mind has apparently begun to wander to his "next title."
Kojima says, via Twitter, that he's daydreaming/obsessing over his future project, putting his brain in "The Next Title Mode." That means "pondering over the next project's voice cast" and its "title, game design, story, characters, setting, mechs, casting, direction of the graphics, sound, beginning & ending, and key story sequences."
"It all molds together naturally in my head," Kojima writes. That next project could very well be the already announced Metal Gear Solid: Rising, announced at E3 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, or something else entirely—just don't get your hopes up yet that Kojima dreaming of "mechs" means the oft-requested Zone of the Enders 3 is in the works. The Kojima Productions head has previous commitments to the two still unreleased Metal Gear games and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Kojima also says his "next title" will "challenge a certain type of taboo."
"If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry," he says in a message translated by Andriasang. While we may not know what Kojima's target taboo is or whether we're aware of what that "next title" is, we know one thing—this guy knows how to get our attention.