: So you've announced the newest game in the Metal Gear Solid series.
: Well, all we've said so far is "We're going to make it." It'll be for a next-gen console, but we don't know which one yet. All we have is the artwork Yoji's drawn. (Smiles)
: We didn't think you'd announce it so soon.
: When MGS3 was released in Europe, I was interviewed by the press there, and I said "For my next game, I'm going to focus solely on producing." It looks like I was misinterpreted. People started saying, "Kojima's only going to act as producer for the next MGS game." However, I'd been saying all along I was going to work on the next title in the same capacity as I've done with the previous games.
: So when will you release more info on the game?
: We haven't decided yet. But the illustration that's been released is full of hints, so please study it carefully. The next game takes place in the future. (smiles) It'll be an infiltration in a totally different place never before seen in the series, so take this as a hint and use your imagination. (smiles)
The new Famitsu also says:
1. The cloaked woman is Naomi.
2. All the other characters are who we think they are. I.e. Big Boss, Meryl, Vamp, etc.
3. Kojima says there're many hints in the picture about what the setting of the game is, etc.
Subsistence will have a first person view mode where you can move, like MGS Integral.
Only "good players" will be able to unlock Snake for the online mode. There are a lot of things planned for it, like players against a Snake carrying out a Sneaking Mission, etc. Online play will be in first person mode.
After you finish the main game, you can play alternative versions of the boss fights, like Score Attack, Time Attack, and more. The alternative version of The End battle is one hit, and it's truly the end.