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Konami Files Trademark for “Big Boss,” Includes Games, Pachinko, and More

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We’ve learned (via Hachima Kikou) that Konami has filed a new trademark for “Big Boss.”

While this is clearly Metal Gear Solid related, considering the entire controversy with Metal Gear-visionary Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, and Konami proper, this is probably not related to a new game in the series.

Instead, you only need to look a bit further into the filing, which states the mark is for slot machines and pachinko, alongside the expected games and trading card games classifications.

Recently, a rumor began swirling that Konami would halt their AAA game production – it was quickly dismissed by a Konami representative. It remains to be seen if we’ll see another proper Metal Gear Solid game, however you can read our review for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain here.

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29 comments
  1. Karo
    Karo
    October 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Fuck.

  2. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    October 5, 2015 at 7:44 am

    You cannot run away from death, only embrace it.

  3. Murray
    Murray
    October 5, 2015 at 7:50 am

    THEY PLAYED US LIKE A DAMN PACHINKO!

  4. CupcakeShogun
    CupcakeShogun
    October 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Let the joke come to life! (My soul, it hurts)

  5. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    October 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Welp…

  6. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 5, 2015 at 8:01 am

    METAL GEAR!? Nope – Pachinko.

  7. Godmars
    Godmars
    October 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Snake? Snake! SNAKE – PULL THE LEVER!!!

  8. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 5, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Sexy MGS/Quiet pachinko incoming,please be excited.

  9. DrWawee
    DrWawee
    October 5, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Big Boss wishes he didn’t get up after Snake left and said “I’m too old for this shit”

  10. Crizzyeyes
    Crizzyeyes
    October 5, 2015 at 9:12 am

    So… This is the gambling machine to surpass Metal Gear…

  11. sheeshur
    sheeshur
    October 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

    It’s over

  12. Muten
    Muten
    October 5, 2015 at 10:01 am

    War economy.

  13. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    October 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

    The conclusion to the Metal Gear saga won’t be on consoles or phones, but in pachinko halls across Japan.

  14. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Good. Don’t even try to make an actual game.

    I’ve been kinda worried they would try to do something like a game where you play as The Boss during WW2.

    Now THAT would be awful.

  15. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    October 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    > press Select
    > Save
    > Para-Medic: “Oh, do you want to save?”
    > Saving…
    > Para-Medic: “Hey Snake, have you ever played Pachinko before?”
    > Snake: “Can’t say I have.”
    > Para-Medic: “Well, get ready to learn. Konami is going to screw us all until there’s nothing left, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. The instructions for Pachinko will be added to the Start Menu under ‘God Damn It Konami.’ “

  16. Zanthos
    Zanthos
    October 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

    YAY! Inb4:

    MGS 5.2: Sons of Pachinko
    MGS 5.3: Pachinko Eater
    MGS 5.4: Pachinko of the Patriots

    And my favorite, MGS V.5: The Phantom Pachinko! I’m like, so excited right now

  17. lucben999
    lucben999
    October 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    All those pachinko jokes are coming true… what have we done?

  18. Mea K
    Mea K
    October 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Wouldn’t it be funny if the jackpot prize for the MGS slot machine was a piece of paper with an ending written on it?

    No?

  19. Muscle Wizard
    Muscle Wizard
    October 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Who could be doing this…?
    Such a lust for bankruptcy…..
    WHOOOOOOO?!

  20. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    fucking Konami

  21. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Win the jackpot and feel like an actual Big Boss!

  22. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    October 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    THE SLOOOOOOOTS NEVER DIE!

  23. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Fuck that needy ass mommas boy.

  24. Reon
    Reon
    October 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    We all knew this was coming.
    Hold on tight, the ride is just beginning.

  25. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    October 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Damn you Konami…

  26. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    October 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Come on, we all knew this would happen.

  27. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Why are people surprised?

  28. Nope.avi
    Nope.avi
    October 6, 2015 at 5:04 am

    That rumour was ‘dismissed’ the same way Konami ‘dismissed’ all other rumours which were later found out to be true.