"Ex-Kons" around the gaming industry are finding themselves in legal trouble if they put Konami on their resume. Specifically, Kojima Productions employees seem to be targeted for this issue and others -- including obtaining health care through work. Hit the jump to find out more.
If you were banking on seeing more of Kojima Productions' enigmatic Death Stranding at this year's E3, we have some bad news. Unfortunately, the game itself won't be on display in any form, as the team is currently working hard on development. Read on for more.
Why are so many Konami employees jumping ship and heading over to Kojima Productions? Some believe it's a secret agreement between the two; others think Kojima is giving an alternative to what they consider underutilized talent. Either way, Death Stranding is getting a massive booster shot of talent. See a list of all the new people attached after the jump!
Kojima Productions has a pretty cool mascot in Ludens, the enigmatic, space-suit-clad character that proudly hoists the developer's flag. If you're particularly fond of the mascot you can now throw down on a half-scale statue from Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio. It's set to ship in early 2018, limited to 150 units, and will run you a whopping $1,999.99. Read on for more.
Sony has PlayStation Experience 2016 on tap for this weekend, which means we have some announcements and big showings to look forward to over the next few days. One of the major creators making an appearance is Hideo Kojima, who will be on hand to participate in a panel for his next game, the Nude Norman Reedus-starring Death Stranding. Hit the jump for that and a new trailer from The Game Awards.
Hideo Kojima is giving a little information out at a time as far as Death Stranding goes, but it seems like we're going to be waiting quite some time before we actually get our hands on it to try it out. Hit the jump for more!
It will no doubt be a while before we actually get our hands on the next game from Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima, but it sounds like he's already cooking up some interesting concepts for Death Stranding. When the game was initially unveiled at this year's E3, all we got was cryptic CG-animated footage of a naked Norman Reedus holding a baby and crying amidst whale carcasses. With Kojima's appearance at the pre-Tokyo Game Show Sony press conference, we now have an ever-so-slightly better idea of what to expect.
Back in May we got a formal introduction to the character behind the Kojima Productions logo, officially known as Ludens. Thanks to Hideo Kojima's San Diego Comic-Con Talk livestream, we can now see the logo in motion in a new animated short after the jump.
If you missed Sony's press conference last night, it featured the glorious return of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. He's bounced back nicely after leaving Konami, and he was on hand to reveal his first game under the independent banner of Kojima Productions. Death Stranding stars Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame, and the lead took to his Instagram to deal a crushing blow to Kojima's former bosses at Konami. More after the jump.
Hideo Kojima took the stage during Sony's E3 press conference, saying "I'm back" before revealing the first trailer for Death Stranding, his first game with the independent Kojima Productions. The trailer shows a CG Norman Reedus, who was previously going to star in Kojima and del Toro's Silent Hills. More after the jump.