Archive for Hideo Kojima

Kojima To Create New Game After MGS Rising and Peace Walker

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 16, 2009 by James Love


Say the name Hideo Kojima to a gamer and what’ll spring to mind is Metal Gear for most. His legacy is huge, spanning almost 20 titles to date but after he’s finished with Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Peace Walker, that’s him done and dusted with the series.

Speaking to the EU PlayStation Blog, Kojima offered some insight into what he has planned for the future:

“It will be kind of too late if I start thinking about after I’ve finished with Peace Walker and Rising. I’ll probably have to plan before. But I always want to do my next original title and that’s always on my mind. And, as I said before, I could kind of produce some other titles such as Zone of the Enders and I will like to plan that doing the producer side and also creating my original new title.”

Metal Gear Solid: Rising will launch on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 but the release date is still TBA.

Kojima: ZOE3 is “on the top of the list” of Games to Develop at KP

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3 with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

zone-of-the-endersThe dream is becoming more real everytime we hear about it.

Speaking in an interview for the EU PS Blog, Hideo Kojima has said that Zone of the Enders 3 is at “the top” of a list of games to do at Kojima Productions.


“A lot of [people] love Zone of the Enders, and we love the title as well, especially at Kojima Productions and we always want to create one for the next gens as well.”

“Of course, Kojuma Productions has a long list of things we want to bring out, and of course Zone of the Enders is one on the top of the list,” revealed Kojima, speaking at Tokyo Game Show.

Remember, he mentioned ZOE3 earlier this year, as well as talk about possibly remaking Zone of the Enders 2 for the PS3 using the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine.

Via VG247.

TGS 09: Kojima and Capcom’s Inafune Announce Support of Natal

Posted in Capcom, Konami, Project Natal, SEGA, Tokyo Games Show 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , on September 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

NatalMicrosoft’s put out a press release announcing the publishers and partners toiling away at Project Natal.

The 360 motion controller now has support from Konami, Capcom, Square Enix and MTV Games, which may hint at a Rock Band based Natal game.

But the biggest news is a panel that will be happening today. When in BST we dont know, but the panel does contain MGS creator Hideo Kojima and Capcom’s Kenji Inafune, as well as SEGA’s Toshihiro Nagoshi. We shall see what happens later today.

Rising with Natal? Chainsaws in Dead Rising 3 thanks to the camera? We shall see.

Ta, Kotaku.

Kojima: Rising and Peace Walker Teams Dont Get Along

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Rising 2Fisticuffs at the ready.

Hideo Kojima has revealed that teams behind Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker don’t get along too well.

Why? We’ll let Koj explain from here:

“The reason why I say they are not good friends is because the PSP is working day and night to make it even better than MGS4, but of course they can’t do it because of a lot of restrictions. On the other hand, the Rising team is using loads of money and loads of capacity and hardware specs. If you could imagine the PSP team looking at the Rising team saying, they have all the money and specs. That’s the one reason why they are not good friends.”

Well, we are creating a trailer for PSP like crazy. We give our best and think we did great, it looks great. But when we look at the Rising team we say, should we really keep creating PSP? Because the Rising graphics are so high quality.”

Oh dear.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is out next year for the PSP. Metal Gear Solid: Rising was announced at E3 at the Microsoft press conference as an Xbox 360 game, but was later confirmed to be coming to PlayStation 3. No new info on the game will be coming until E3 2010.

Thanks, GamePro.

Kojima: Castlevania Involvement is for “support”

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

kojimaHideo Kojima has spoken out in this week’s Famitsu (via 1UP) on his involvement with Castlevania: Lords of  Shadow.

The game, revealed to be a Castlevania game at E3 and one of the 3 myserious games the Kojima Productions head teased about before the show alongside two new Metal Gear Solid games in Rising and Peace Walker,  isnt in development at Kojima Productions and is actually being done by MercuryStream for the PS3 and 360, but Koj does insist that his studio are playing a “support role”.

Kojima Productions is playing more of a support role. Castlevania is one of Konami’s most important brands, one that’s seen many releases since the original, and they’ve all been received warmly, but there’s never been a Castlevania created to really satisfy Western gamers. People like Dave [Cox, game’s producer] were influenced by Castlevania to become game designers, and now they’re making titles like God of War. This has become a big project, one with the idea that we needed to make a Castlevania which had that same kind of feverish Western support, and that’s why Kojima Productions came in to help.

It’s out next year.

RUMOR: Metal Gear Solid Movie to Release July 2011

Posted in Other Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

MGS4Now, our head’s saying fake but our Kojima side is saying real. Quite frankly, we dont know what is real anymore.

According to PS3-Center, the picture after the jump is something taken from Sony Pictures in Culver City, Los Angeles. That something is, apparently, the movie poster for Metal Gear Solid. A MGS movie was confirmed a long time ago, two years ago infact, but since then we havent heard a peep other then the David Hayter controversy last year.

But now, with Konami promising a week full of announcements concerning MGS4 and MGS, this could seem plausable. The poster shows a date of July 2011 as a release date for the movie. Also, according to them, Solid and Liquid Snake have been casted already: Christian Bale (The Dark Night, Terminator Salvation) as Solid Snake with Bale long tipped for the role alongside Viggo Mortensan of The Lord of the Rings and Kiefer Sutherland of 24.

Liquid though has been casted by someone who we didnt see coming: Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Munich). And if you look really hard, it looks like a ninja which may confirm the movie is a big screen version of Shadow Moses. Again, take with a pinch of salt and put it down as rumor as we dont think the logo should look alot like the first game, plus it does reference Hideo Kojima which you’d think would be in the small print of the poster.

Picture is after the jump.

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CONFIRMED: Metal Gear Solid Announcements Coming All This Week

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

MGS4Konami’s confirmed that Metal Gear Solid related news will be announced all this week.

But should 360 owners be on their guard for a MGS4 port announcment? No, game announcements have come and gone from KP at E3 in Rising. However, if we were betting people, the biggest announcement would be for trophies at the end of the week.

Two things were already announced, which was Metal Gear Solid coming to the PS Store this week and a update to Metal Gear Online which includes a new map for any owners of the Scene expansion plus more. They’ll take place in the wake of the first birthday of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which was last week. But either way, this will end up being hyped to the biggest announcement of them: trophies.

Either way, dont expect anything on Rising during this week.

We expect the first of these announcements tonight on the PS Blog, when we dont know.

Just one thing: why didnt this take place last week when it was Metal Gear Solid 4’s one year anniversary?

From Kotaku.