Konami’s pachinko company files ‘Big Boss’ trademark

Could we be getting a Metal Gear pachinko game in the future? Apparently, KPE (which is Konami’s pachinko company) has filed a ‘Big Boss’ trademark, along with the image below. Pachinko is a type of gambling machine game found in Japanese arcade parlors. Aside from pachinko machines, the trademark covers video games, board games, smartphone games, medal games and slot machines, Kotaku reports.


It would make sense, because Konami has already made pachinko games based on some of their other big franchises, such as Castlevania and Silent Hill. Also, this wouldn’t be the first time the series is brought to the arcades: Metal Gear Online 2 had its own arcade cabinet. However, keep in mind that this trademark doesn’t necessarily say this is related to Metal Gear, nor does it confirm the existence of pachinko plans for the franchise.

Recently there were rumors circulating that Konami would cease production of triple A console games, but these have since been denied by Konami customer support, as well as Community Manager Graham Day.

Source: KPE, via Kotaku

  • They waited a month at least.

    • kirtanloorii

      lol. A month is a long time when you are a fiend.

  • Marmaduke

    RIP Metal Gear Solid
    I liked you

  • Bożydar Mazur

    See, stop giving Konami ideas 🙁

  • MichaelPayneV

    Not even worth a Scream. Fukk you konami, not even gonna bother to give you the middle finger. I’m out!


    • CR7HarisSnake

      Yes man.

    • gRammarnazi

      They cut that scene ;(

    • BurntFM

      I hope when kojima’s contract with Konami is over, all these scenes get “leaked” on the internet and form a cohesive story.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Man, that actually sounds awesome, don’t do that, now I will be disappointed if I never see these, where as before I was content with it not being there, lol.

        • BurntFM

          Now you know how I feel LOL :’) *crying*

  • kirtanloorii

    Nobody saw that coming…

  • Konami is just asking their fans to set the KonamiHQs on fire

    • PsychoMantis18

      Hahaaahhahahaha. Well, let’s not be rude, we better respond in kind.

  • FOX

    i’d like to see what konami can do without kojima as im dissapointed with MGS V except the gameplay

    • MichaelPayneV

      If they give 2 sh*ts about the future of this Franchise, and partener with someone like Rocksteady or Rockstar Games to Develop the Game, and Konami act just as publishers, then i actually want to see how their take on Metal Gear 1 would be!

      • Bożydar Mazur

        I dont want Rockstar to be involved in MGS at all. GTA V was terrible for me.

        • MK_Madness


        • MichaelPayneV

          Have you played other Rockstar Games than GTA V, like the Manhunt Series, or the Max Payne Games?

          • Bożydar Mazur

            Yes I did. Still didnt like them except for the first MP

          • MichaelPayneV

            So you didn’t like the Stealth from Manhunt?

  • Big Boss

    This doesn’t really mean a new MGS for consoles isn’t coming in the future, but its still cringe worthy.

  • kuaikukia

    • Diego Guedes


  • randomdood


    • MichaelPayneV

      K0NAMI…(see what i did there?)

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica


  • Gatsu
  • Aleezy

    “Sorry reds, it belongs to pachinko now!”

  • Lewis

    Why can anyone be angry about pachinko? Why do you give a fuck? Does Konami come into your house, take your MGS collection, throw it away and chain you to this pachinko machine, forcing you to play? Come on, grow up. This won’t even be an addition to story or whatever.

    • No Place For Hayter

      They are angry because this is what Konami is doing to MGS, the reason and reasoning is fairly obvious, I’m surprised you don’t see why people are angry or annoyed about it, lol.

      • MK_Madness

        Lol he is the same idiot who thinks that 5 maps in MGO 3 are ok

      • Lewis

        Pachinko’s are harmless, just a way to make money. Money to make new MGS mb, that MAYBE will be good? If you don’t give a shit about MGS without Kojima it can’t be a problem to you, “lol”.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Again, you missed the point, You are right it has nothing to do with me, it not my problem, does not effect me, etc,but that is not the fucking point here. The point is this is the route Konami it taking with MGS, yes we all saw it coming but it hurts to see the franchise we love go down in corporate money grubbing flames, the point is what Konami is doing with MGS. Please stop getting stuck on points that aren’t relevant to your question at hand, if you don’t understand the answer, don’t go asking the question.

          • Lewis

            Okay. Tell me the point, fucking rager. Tell me why it’s bad? You only can rage about “THE ROUTE OF MGS”, but as I can see, there is no problem with that. You all cried, that without Kojima you won’t buy MGS, so don’t fucking buy it. Play all previous game and let Konami do whatever they want. And if you want new MGS, pachinko can fund it, you know. It won’t affect lore or anything. They don’t force you to play, so stop crying.

          • No Place For Hayter


            One curse in my paragraph says I’m raging? OK sure. Clearly I mistook you for someone who could possible understand the simple concept, but it is now clear to me you don’t posses enough of either intelligence or a grasp of language (or maybe even not enough control on your emotions) to ever understand what I’m saying let alone get past any mental blocks for you that pop up so you ignore the entire comment and solely focus on one irrelevant thing, so I’m moving on, you aren’t worth wasting my breath on.

            And for the record I was angry or “raging” in my last post, lol. “fucking rager” nearly had me in tears, I will admit youare good for a laugh, but please don’t try and hold any serious discussion with me please, lol.

          • Lewis

            Yeah, yeah. No explanation given again and still act as a superior. Fuck you and good day to you, sir.

    • Daburcor

      People are more pissed about what this means for future. This just fuels all of the rumors swirling about saying Konami is stopping production on actual games and moving completely into mobile and pachinko games.

      • Lewis

        Soooo… people want MGS from Konami or not? It seems to me, people just watch something to bitch about, that’s all.

        • Miky B

          Have you even read the news about Konami recently? You seem like the only one on the Internet completely missing the point.

          • Lewis

            Yeah, yeah. Another one telling me about “missing the point” without even adressing this “point”. Go to hell, sir.

          • Miky B

            Oh right, because you did. Just to make it clear, people don’t want Metal Gear from Konami, they want Metal Gear from Kojima. Konami is fucking up the MGS name with slot machines and you find it totally okay? Alright I’ll go to hell, kid. You on the other hand, should go educate yourself on how Konami fucked its fanbase over the past decade.

          • Lewis

            Yeah. I’m okay with it. Cause I want MGS from Kojima, too. But I’m not stupid enough to understand, that if he leaves – there will be no new MGS for me, if he doesn’t – no pachinko would ruin this for me. So…there is no need to give a fuck about pachinko. I would just go and play previous MGS games and enjoy them. Simple as that. And don’t call me “kid” if you don’t know my actual age, please. Instead, go to hell, please.

  • Tong Ninja


    *Starts laughing, each breath slowly becomes more hysterical*

    • Aleezy

      Extract both?

    • Greyfox98

      you lucky little….

  • James Raskalov

    It’s over. Everything is over.
    There’s no hope.

  • Bruh.

  • Greyfox98


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