Earlier today it was found that Konami filed a patent in Japan for the title Metal Gear Solid Existence, in the category of game name, as well as the text image here. Being the Metal Gear fanatic that I am, but a reasonable one, I'm not going to get overly excited just yet. Instead I'm going to analyze this and give me predictions.
First off, we have the name. Existence. For those that don't know, Existence was already the name of the 3rd disc in Metal Gear Solid 3: Substance Limited Edition. That disc was actually a movie comprised of MGS3 cut-scenes, so chances are it's not that, because it technically isn't a game. It's also possible that this is the re-release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Especially considering the MGS2: Substance, MGS3: Subsistence pattern, but Existence doesn't really have that "Sub" thing going for it. Also note, the filed name lacks a number, so which leads me to believe it's connected to the PSone original, Metal Gear Solid. Also, you have to think, what major overhaul could they really have to show us, not even 5 months after the game's release? Despite that, it's still plausible; so here goes all of my predictions:
1. Name for MGS4 re-release
2. A re-release of MGS for Wii or DS, not Twin Snakes because Silicon Knights is now with Microsoft.
3. An HD remake of MGS for PSN or even possibly XBLA
4. A new PSP title following Big Boss; after Portable Ops
These are just my own predictions, being recorded now so that if any of these are right, you can list me as the Metal Gear Messiah ... or something like that.
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