The next edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu promises to have a surprise in store for Metal Gear Solid fans. There’s currently no real details regarding what the news might be. Perhaps it has something to do with the recently unveiled The Phantom Pain, which many believe is in fact Metal Gear Solid 5.
Yuji Naka, the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, has told Polygon that he wishes legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto was freed from the Super Mario series to create new and innovative franchises. He then went on to say that he wished Eiji Aonuma was free from the Zelda games, and Hideo Kojima from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, because it would be healthier for the industry.
“Like with Nintendo: Miyamoto has been making Mario games. He’s under that too. He has to keep on making Mario games. [Eiji] Aonuma has to keep making Zelda games. [Hideo] Kojima has to make Metal Gear games. I wish he could take that off of everyone’s shoulders so they could create other stuff, like new stuff. Because that’s healthier for the industry. Movie directors create all sorts of movies, and the movie industry is healthy. I wish the game industry was like that as well.”
Kojima Productions Report podcaster Ken Mendoza has told listeners that next weeks Metal Gear 25th anniversary event will ultimately shake up the video game industry. The Metal Gear 25th anniversary event will take place on August 30th at Tokyo Midtown, and promises to be full of lots of exciting announcements.
“A lot of things to look forward to next week, not just for fans, but I think the industry’s gonna be shook by what we’re going to be able to present here.”
It’s been revealed that famed developer Hideo Kojima managed to get Snake into Smash Bros purely because his son desperately wanted to see him in the game. Kojima’s son was disappointed that Snake wasn’t featured in the previous Smash Bros games, so Hideo Kojima had a word with Masahiro Sakurai to ask if he could include him in Smash Brother Brawl. Thankfully Sakurai thought that this was an excellent idea and included him.
“My child likes Super Smash Bros., so we play it a lot together. And he told me that there’s no character that you made in that game.”
“As you know, we did make Twin Snakes, but generally speaking, there hasn’t been a lot of Metal Gear on Nintendo platforms. So from that perspective, I thought it was a good way to expose younger people to this character, Snake,”
Kojima Productions studio head Hideo Kojima has stated that if he makes a Wii U game then it will have to be specifically tailored to the device, rather than a straightforward port of a forthcoming Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game. Kojima did note that his spectacular Fox Engine will be compatible with all formats including the Wii U.
“Wii U is kind of a special case. The way the player interacts with the device is very different than any other device out there. So if I were to make a game for the Wii U, it would have to be a unique game.”
“I don’t want any misconceptions that [the Fox Engine] is specific to a certain hardware platform, because it’s not. The way we envision it, it’s more this platform that isn’t mounted to a particular hardware.”
- Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima
Konami has announced that the special Metal Gear Solid Nintendo 3DS accessories are heading to Europe on the 24th of February. The items include the Nintendo 3DS carrying pouch, a protective case, a special stylus and the Metal Gear Solid 3DS console skin. The accessory pack will retail for £24.99 in the United Kingdom.
Konami has unleashed some new images of the limited edition Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Nintendo 3DS hardware bundle. The bundle will be exclusive to Konami Style and will retail for ¥22,980. To have a chance of purchasing one you will need to enter a special Konami raffle. There’s currently no word of a Western release date.
Konami has finally announced the official release date for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the Nintendo 3DS. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be arriving in Europe on March 8th. The game was initially scheduled to be released at the Nintendo 3DS launch but has received multiple delays. It’s great to finally have a firm release date for the game.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has shared a picture of the stunning Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Nintendo 3DS console on Twitter, which he says will be the video game industry’s first snake pattern embossed hardware. Kojima promised that more details on the console would be revealed on January 20th.