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The Metal Gear Solid HD 'Surprise'

Not what you're expecting.

Last week Konami put up a teaser on the MGS HD site.

Well, Konami has now unveiled their big ‘surprise.’ Are you sure you’re ready?

Konami has announced that Haruna Kojima, member of pop group AKB48, will be the face of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection’s promotional campaign.

The whole play on the Spring theme? Well Haru means Spring in Japanese and was just a play on Haruna’s name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY8osApON0c

Here’s some extra inside info from our pop correspondent, Tuffcub:

AKB48 are named after Akihabara, the area in Tokyo where the band’s own theater is located. The group consists of four Teams with Teams A, K and B having 16 girls and Team 4 having eleven members making 59 girls in the entire group. Since 2009 the have had ten number one singles in Japan and are ridiculously popular.

Outside of their country they are virtually unheard of so Kojima’s big reveal has had less of an impact.

He’s also unearthed this video of them in action.

Source: Andriasang

33 Comments
  1. Nylon_Crash
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    …ok then.

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:14.
  2. moshi
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Its a nice juxtaposition.

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:20.
  3. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Yaaaaaay!!! :D

    I mean, eh, wut?

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:28.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Bad decision Konami as noone outside of Japan has heard of them. I had hoped it would be more information of MGS Rising or reversing the delay of MGS HD for the EU as America gets it this week.(according to IGN).

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:28.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      LOL, you realise Konami are a Japanese company, the teaser was written in Japanese on their Japanese website, and you were expecting a non-Japanese centric reveal?
      Would’ve been nice, but no matter.

      This group looks awesome, in a crazy way.

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 12:11.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        I know Tefling. I didn’t realise that it was the Japanese site that was teasing everyone. Serves me right for multitasking.

        Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 12:24.
    • Awayze
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      It seems as though this was for Japan only and everyone else just got hyped for it.

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 12:19.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Pfft,shush if new people can listen to the best type of pop in the world (J-pop) then so be it. *shrugs*

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 13:46.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Sounds like they’re next gonna be talking about Rising at the Spike awards.

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 16:21.
  5. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Right…

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:30.
  6. Kronik76
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Mmmmmmm… Japanese girls…

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:47.
    • MayContainEvil
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      She can be my Snake Eater anytime ;)

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 11:23.
      • moshi
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        You got a Solid Snake then!

        Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 11:32.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Must resist pun including the words “liquid” and “snake”…

        Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 11:37.
    • Awayze
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      Ditto. Mmmmmm Japanese girls.

      *Wonders whether to go to Japan now.

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 12:16.
  7. OneShotWook
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Eh?…oh.

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:49.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      That’s teletubby language isn’t it?

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 12:44.
      • OneShotWook
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        Lol it seemed appropriate at the time,i did watch that video before my first cuppa:).

        Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 18:19.
  8. Moshbag
    Since: Jan 1970

    The UK is lagging behind, we simply don’t have enough people in our pop groups over here…

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:52.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      i know, how can they even be called groups if they don’t have at least a dozen members? ^_^

      Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 11:17.
  9. Omac_brother
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Wake me up when Kojima has something of worth to say. Fed up of him talking about the food he eats. More MGS:rising, Less Sushi.

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 10:53.
  10. D-Nichol
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    yey :(

    Comment posted on 07/11/2011 at 11:12.

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