Kojima website updates with countdown and mysterious '5'

The mysterious Kojima website, which was first revealed via emails sent to members of the gaming press, has been updated today, just like the Japanese magazine advert suggested it might. Unfortunately, there's no big announcement -- just another link in what is fast becoming the longest teaser-chain we've seen in a long time.

The whole image feels a little more sinister now that the clouds have begun thundering as they move overhead. There's also the addition of a countdown timer, which would appear to end on May 21 -- or 22 depending on where you live. Finally, you'll notice that the number five can be seen during some flashes of lightning. Obviously, our first thought was that Kojima's next game will be Metal Gear Solid 5, but that almost seems too obvious ...

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.