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E3 2012's Most Anticipated: Metal Gear Solid 5

CVG E3 2012 Awards: Vote for the games that most excite you!

The games on show at E3 2012 promise to be some of the best of the generation. So you really owe it to yourself to vote in CVG's E3 2012 Awards in the Most Anticipated Title category.

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Before the show kicks off, we'll work out which of these 20 special E3 game previews have enjoyed the most page views, Facebook 'Likes', ReTweets and poll votes (see below) and crown our first victor at the Los Angeles event. Show your favourites the love!

Game: Metal Gear Solid 5

Likelihood of E3 2012 showing: Possible

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After some fans were left disappointed by the direction Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was headed in, series creator Hideo Kojima reassured them by stating a true stealth Metal Gear Solid sequel would be coming... er, at some point in the future. Even for Kojima, it was deliberately vague - but then, in February 2012, a financial report on Konami by a Japanese investment company outed the existence of Metal Gear Solid 5, nailing down a release date of... er, some time between April 2013 and March 2014.

Let's look at the evidence.

Shortly after MGS5's name was taken in vain in the financial report, Kojima Productions launched a recruitment campaign at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco, with the giveaway headline "Big Boss wants you! The next MGS." Among the vacancies to be filled were "Project engineers for the latest Metal Gear Solid targeted for high-end consoles and PC," indicating that a new MGS title isn't just in the works, it's multi-platform too.

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