Rumor: Big Playstation 3 announcement on October 5?

Sony's Playstation division is having a little bit of viral Internet fun for fans of its Playstation 3 console. Today the official Playstation channel on YouTube has posted up a rather mysterious and short clip that seems to show elements from a number of PS3 game franchises. The live action video, which you can see below, starts out with two World War II-style US Army paratroopers landing in a forest and then moving to enter some kind of castle.

That part of the video is pretty straightforward. Then it gets ..., well, weird. The soldiers enter a room and then approach what looks like a hotel registration desk with a woman behind said desk. One of the soldiers puts something (the video doesn't make clear what it is) in a dish in front of the woman. While all of this is going on, you can see subtle hints to a number of Playstation games in the room including titles like LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid and Twisted Metal. You might even hear an alarm from the Resistance series. The soldiers then turn over their weapons and enter another room in the castle. That's where the video ends with the 10-5-11 date and the Playstation 3 and Playstation Network logos.

So what in the wild world is going on here? Some are speculating it might have something to do with the upcoming PS Vita portable console. Some are also speculating it might be a new redesign of the Playstation 3 console itself. It could also be something completely different and out of left field. We should find out in about nine days.

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