Hideo Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 won’t be at E3

Legendary developer Hideo Kojima has revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5 won’t be announced at E3 next month.

News comes via a recent podcast, where the Kojima Productions boss answered a number of questions regarding the venerable stealth-action franchise, including whether or not MGS4 would be ported to Next-Generation Portable (NGP).

Andriasang has kindly translated the Q&A session below for your consumption.

Will you appear at the Microsoft E3 press conference? <– NO
Will you announce Metal Gear Solid 5? <– NO
Will MGS 3D be released at the end of 2011? <– YES
Is Doctor Lautrec the new title from the Metal Gear staff? <– NO (with a laugh)
Did Kojima Productions Not Work on Metal Gear Arcade? <– YES
Is Gray Fox the main character in MGS Rising? <– NO
Will MGS Rising’s multiplayer be shown? <– NO
Is MGS Rising’s release date November 1, 2011? <– NO
Will MGS4 be ported to NGP? <– NO
Are you planning something big for Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary next year? <– YES

It’s not all bad news, though. Kojima-san apparently said in a video blog yesterday that his company would be making ‘several announcements’ ahead of Konami’s pre-E3 press conference on June 2.

We’ll have more as it breaks.