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Kojima Adopts New Title At Konami

Hideo Kojima has received multiple honors in the past year - many of which were Lifetime Achievement Awards from various sources - so it seems only logical to promote a guy like that.

According to Kotaku, Kojima will have a new title as of April 1; that of "Managing Director Operating Officer" and "Studio Head of Kojima Productions." Now, either this is just a cruel trick to play on the journalists (damnit, now we have to type all that whenever we put Kojima's name in an article?!), or it's a definite promotion. We've heard that Kojima may not be handling the reigns on Metal Gear 5 and it may be due to this title change, although we're not willing to dissect his new position. Prior to founding his own studio within Konami, Kojima was a vice-president for the publisher, then he stepped down in 2005 to focus more on the game design aspects of the business. All we know is that we really don't care what his company title is; we just want to know what his next project is, and when we might get some details on it. We're all hoping the rumor that MG5 will be revealed at this year's E3 proves true, because if it doesn't, we'll all be left hanging...and that's just plain annoying.

So anyway, we figure more congratulations are in order for Mr. Kojima. By the time we're all old and gray, it's very likely that Hideo Kojima will be one of our most favorite people in the universe.

3/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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SerichA
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 9:52:59 PM
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Yeah, I'd love to see what Snake does in "Metal Gear 5."

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tlpn99
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 6:17:16 PM

Dude, Snake is not gonna be in MG5 which is why it is gonna be called Metal Gear 5 and not Metal Gear Solid, although someone pointed out in a previous article that the Solid in that was nothing to do with Snake but something else entirely (cant remember what though)

But yeah I hope 5 is as good as the rest was :)

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Riku994
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 9:55:57 PM
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Snake will be worm food in MGS5.

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:04:25 PM
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metal gears of warcraft 3

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:06:28 PM
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Snake took a pillow and went to bed, and as sweet as MG is I feel it's okay for it to rest and retool while Kojima works on that new IP he was talking about.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:09:48 PM
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In 1998 he shocked the world, in 2008 he revolutionized the world.

He's just awesome

On the subject of who'll be the main character:

Snake had a historic run.

In MGS5 someone will replace him. I'm putting my money on Sunny.

There's somehing going for her. Her mother, being around Otacon, not knowing the world, but being extremely tech savvy, etc.

Would be interesting to replace Snake with a female. If he's replaced with a male we'll start comparing him with Snake, "oh he sucks compared to Snake. But if replaced by a babe we'll be more open-minded.

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NightHawk17
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 1:02:11 AM

What's with you and Sunny lol, every time time there's a MGS article you say Sunny for main character >_>

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 1:55:24 AM

Want people to see, understand, and discuss the possibilities of such a thing.

Trust me I have a good sense when it comes to character development. It's just so obvious and would be so great if it did happen.

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Qubex
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 2:49:56 AM

I don't think "Sunny" will ever be a main character!

Q!

"i am home"

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wano
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 6:31:38 AM

Sunny, lol

I could imagine her being in a similar role as Otacon (older obviously), but I just cant see her being the main character some how.

Any how, with Kojima not being director anymore, it could go completely go down hill from here. Im seriously hoping not, but who knows....

lol, I can see it now..MGS5 co-op with Jonny and Meril...

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 2:55:48 PM

Was I the only one pissed that Meryl went with Jhonny?

As old as Snake was, I wanted them to be together :*(

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tlpn99
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 6:22:50 PM

I wanted that too Scarecrow, damn that Jonny reminded me of Raiden and I wanted to punch him in the head too. Shoulda been Snake and Meryl although Snake was old cos of the Fox Die so he went off alone with Otocon.

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Karosso
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:24:34 PM
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I Second That Scarecrow!!!!

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 1:55:39 AM

+1

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:31:38 PM
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"Metal Gear 5"? There are four 'Metal Gear Solid' games and two 'Metal Gear' games. Where does "Metal Gear 5" come from? Did Japan pull another Final Fantasy numbering?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 11:34:44 PM

he only put five becuz 'solid' snake isn't in it, it's not the real title name or anything

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Geobaldi
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 1:03:46 AM

Actually there's five "Solid" games. Portable Ops is the direct sequel to Solid 3.

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wano
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 6:36:33 AM

???? maybe something to do with the last one being called MGS4..(not counting i phone stuff etc)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 11:35:23 PM
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At this point in time, I'm not really looking to much into mgs5, I'm more interested and hoping for a ZOE3 or at least a remake of 2

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:31:26 PM

Remakes of Metal Gear 1 & MG2: Solid Snake would be awesome.

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Chaps
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 12:25:52 AM
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Yes, ZoE would be good. As much as I love Metal Gear, let it rest. Before you know it we'd be having Metal Gear XIII and Metal Gear Versus XIII >_>

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OriginalSin
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 2:45:45 AM
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Instead of typing that whole title every time you guys can just type in ''The Man'' we'll know what that means.

As for the next Metal Gear? I have a couple of ideas... maybe you'll play as Raiden and if it is Sunny maybe it will be in the future. Or seeing she is so tech savvy she might create some sort of Mech warrior robot kind of thing that she controls....

Like I said the possibilities are endless when it comes to '' the Man'' (see everyone know who I'm talking about).

All I say out of respect for Snake I would let him rest. He's done his part. And he's done it well....

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 3:01:30 AM
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"As for the next Metal Gear? I have a couple of ideas... maybe you'll play as Raiden and if it is Sunny maybe it will be in the future. Or seeing she is so tech savvy she might create some sort of Mech warrior robot kind of thing that she controls.... "

(No offense) Its this sort of thing that gets me agravated and why i cant see 'MGS5' working. Its just going to seem so forced and out of place form the rest, in MGS4 all and i mean ALL the characters stories were wrapped up in the end, Raiden goes to live a family life, Snake leads a peaceful life until death along with Otacon, Meryl and the rest once again are at peace, its all over, i dont want them to make up a tradgey for sequels sake,

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JackieBoy
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 4:52:04 AM
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Solid Snake story is over, I don't want to play 80 year old grandpa in MGS5. I DO want to play another Metal Gear game though, so I'm beting for Big Boss as playabble character.

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tlpn99
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 6:25:11 PM

Big Boss was in 3 Snake Eater

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coldbore
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 7:38:34 AM
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yay, on my b-day :P great gift eh :P lol but i love how everyone just assumes that its a Metal Gear title, didnt he say a long time ago that he wanted to create a new title? But i have nothing wrong with another metal gear title, how could anyone dislike that series :P

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Robochic
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:33:40 AM
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Quote:
"Kojima will have a new title as of April 1"
-to me when he says a new title it may not be anything MGS. But if it is that would be great i love the series, i don't play the games but my best friend does so i watch him play. I hope it's not a april fools joke

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 2:33:44 PM

a new april fools title?

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crawdaddy
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 9:35:24 PM
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Congratulations Kojima! Keep them coming!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:29:57 AM
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Maybe a new series in the Metal Gear franchise?
I got an appropriate name.
Metal Gear Sunny(it's also MGS XD)

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