When Kojima Productions launched a web teaser, many noticed "April 2007" written at the bottom of the page. People wondered what it referred to and if it was code for something. It's not.

That date, Konami now confirms, was an accident. "April 2007" referred to the release date for Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse. As pictured, Kojima Productions and Konami used the movie's flash site in creating their own teaser site.

"We accidently uploaded the unfinished site," Konami Japan states. "The design team used the website for the movie Grindhouse as a reference for a prototype teaser." Those checking the site before it went live were "lax" Konami contends. "The prototype was uploaded as is," Konami continues. "As soon as our staff noticed the discretion, it was switched out for the finalized website."

Not sure how Dimension Films or Troublemaker Studios feel about their web-design work providing a template for this teaser site — and apparently without permission at that.

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Konami on Grindhouse Flash Site [ITメディア最前線] [Pic]