Hideo Kojima heading down under

Metal Gear Solid creator confirmed as guest speaker for GO3 Expo in Perth, Western Australia.

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Australia's GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo already had some impressive names lined up as speakers, but it topped them all this morning with confirmation that famed Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has signed up as the latest international guest.

GO3, which is being held in Perth, Western Australia, from March 31 to April 1, 2007, is a three-day expo/conference that aims to highlight the latest in games from around the world. Kojima, head of games development for Kojima Productions, will speak on Saturday, March 31, on a yet-to-be announced topic.

Kojima isn't the only high-profile name lined up for GO3. Other leading international developers confirmed for the event include Masaya Matsuura from NanaOn-sha (Parappa the Rapper), Grasshopper Manufacture president Goichi Suuda (Killer 7), Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez, Sega Rally Championship) and Epic Games' Rod Fergusson (Gears of War).

As well as being a consumer expo, GO3 will also host the Australian final of the Electronic Sports World Cup. More information about GO3 can be found at the event's official Web site.

Discussion

143 comments
bshaw84
bshaw84

Hideo = goodness. The End

F-E-A-R13
F-E-A-R13

i think that PLay Station owns Metal gear. its ment to be for Play Station.

HellraiserMC
HellraiserMC

He may anounce that MGS4 will appear on the X360. Not that I care though...

pfcwardog
pfcwardog

Only 4 more days, I hope we get good news!!!!

S2333
S2333

Now I feel great to live in Perth.

gabwa007
gabwa007

Leerafel "Did you guys read those articles from TGS 06 that said that Hideo is using live actors for some characters in the game? Well, not live... but the characters that they play in the game are actually 3D replications of the actors! He didn't expound on that from what I understand. He just introduced some of the actors to the crowds and then showed everyone the 3D models." In an interview with some website/magazine , he said that the 3d replications looked different than the built from the ground models of snake, otacon, etc. And that teh fact that they would look different would be important to the story, they would constitue a 3rd faction, Could they be the Patriots ?

GatorMcSkater
GatorMcSkater

Good hype machine for what's going to be the PS3's major release (along with FF XIII)

bozco-mkd
bozco-mkd

sonicwizard thats right the hours of cutscenes expected in MGS4 has to be massive.... MGS4 is gonna mess me up big time............i kno it....lol

Sonicwizard
Sonicwizard

Man, just think hideo has the blu-ray to work with. HOW MANY HOURS OF CUTSCENE's and CINEMATICS is he gonna put in? the MGS series has been known for its long and numerous cutscenes. Giving Hideo a blu-ray to work with must of made his head explode with content that he can put in.

langrisser2005
langrisser2005

If I can save enough money just b4 the event starts, I may fly over there for the weekend from Melbourne, sounds exciting!

Leerafel
Leerafel

Bozco-mkd, yeah I read that same thing! The example that he used was how MGS3's title movie was interactive, and the MGS4 opening was going to be incredibly innovative and surprising. Wow, I like that idea of the menu being an AI otacon! that would be pimp! I can't even imagine what it is going to be... and I'm currently on some post operation heavy duty pain meds... Did you guys read those articles from TGS 06 that said that Hideo is using live actors for some characters in the game? Well, not live... but the characters that they play in the game are actually 3D replications of the actors! He didn't expound on that from what I understand. He just introduced some of the actors to the crowds and then showed everyone the 3D models.

Leerafel
Leerafel

it is incredibly unlikely that MGS4 will be released for the 360. Hideo says that MGS4 has to be on one of the new 50GB bluray disks cause it is so large. How many DL-DVDS would that have to be on to run on the 360? depending on how many GB the game actually uses, it could be 3-4 dual layer DVDs. Ya? Not impossible... but improbable.

bozco-mkd
bozco-mkd

Hideo kojima is going to treat us mgs fans big time you just know he will come thru he never fails. I just want to say take as much time as needed im in no rush and totally willing to wait so long as this is going to be the craziest mgs experience ever. 1 more question. I heard that Hideo will do something really and truly amazing in the mgs4 title screen they say it will be revolutionary so it just gets me thinking if its tru (which i can believe) then what on gods earth will he do this time . maybe otacon will be like a menu A.I and you can talk to himm or something mad like that .. what do you players think he mite do....

zidan4000
zidan4000

i hope he says something about a substance for X360 coz i have no money for ps3:( i really want it to go to x360 i wish he say it (there will be MGS4 substance for X360 in 2008 )

louis_smith
louis_smith

Dang..i need to go down under now..I bet he has something serious to bring to the table..dang i just know it..all i have to say is..this better be the longest MGS to be..and they should have like a super special edition which would consist of, all the playstation versions of Metal gear Solid, all the substance games in one part on the disk, all the old MGS games from NES and so fourth plus a Substance for the fourth one..and a Developer interview, and Kojima's biography..some awsome online features, themes for your computer, for Xp and weak A@@ Vista, and tons of other Great Goodness. oh oh oh, and some other Biography's of other Characters, like the ninja and why Metal gears Bleed and stuff like that..LOL..man dont I wish..oh well...but C'mon its the last one you know..

snake60zbboss
snake60zbboss

The greatest director is on top AGAIN Hideo kojima and his game is like dmx and his music he is always #1 on the charts

UnitFoxHound
UnitFoxHound

mwhahaha WOO HOO LOL I live in perth and I am totally NOT PASSING THIS UP!!! >.> I am deffinately going to GO3 to stalk kojima =O!!

pfcwardog
pfcwardog

ALL RIGHT!!!!!! Finally some news on MGS4 for sure.

adpimp
adpimp

yd they say on a tba topic u kno its mgs4

Winters1MGSfan
Winters1MGSfan

cool, i cant wait to see what he has to say about MGS..you know he'll at least mention it....cant wait!

Pfilosophy
Pfilosophy

Suda51, Kojima, and On-sha. In one event. Yes. Yes!

Impostorzim
Impostorzim

UUUUGH! I got so excited when I saw I had MGS news. What the hell is this about Hideo (the coolest looking person I´ve ever seen btw) doing a speech with bozzos in the mix...ehhh I want more MGS4 news. DONT TAUNT ME GAMESPOT....I´m sorry I love you.

PowerCharged
PowerCharged

whats the big deal about him doing some boring speech??? i love MGS and can't wait for MGS4 but why is this news?? i guess when gamespot doesn't have anything bad to report about the ps3 they just report any lame news they can find:|

Vash67
Vash67

Kojima and Suda!? I need a ticket!

BackFlip101
BackFlip101

games_pot1 said: " MGS is one of the best games ever but whats so great about this? " maybe we can expect an announcement about MGS4

businessfox
businessfox

I have alot of respect for SIR!!!! Hideo Kojima people, out of all the top names in the gaming industry. I am more than happy to say he is my number one person on my gaming list. One day if I get into making games... I would want to make military games simular to his works man.

davahsa
davahsa

I hope MGS4 for 360 is announced.....600 bones bucks for a system with one game I want is still too rich for me :(

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

nynthninja "@ thegordoloco well Snake isnt to faithful to Sony not one but 2 Metal Gear's slipped away from sony, Snake is sneaking on the wii and even if MGS doesnt make it to the 360, with all the love kojima has shown about gears of war im sure hell have a fat project for MS you can bank on that son." Yeah, I also read somewhere a long time ago that Konami or Kojima himself, maybe not, is working on a franchise for the Xbox 360 with similarities to the MGS franchise! So, that could be it. That can definitely make for an exciting announcement amongst other unexpected ones in this fabulous new year of 2007 along with some screenshots. smoothn00dle "indigoAK200 What is wrong with PS3 as PC killer? " Workstation PCs, workstation notebooks, home desktop PCs (high-end enthusiast/mid- to low-range/business, etc), desktop notebooks, laptops (gaming/work/longer battery life), ultra-portable laptops, ultra-portable PCs (the new tiny handheld PCs with full Windows OSes), handheld PCs (Palm, HP iPAQ, etc), smartphones(sort of), and ignoring the fake/toy kid PCs (I'm only mentioning the multi-functional PCs)... and you're saying that the PS3 is teh one to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them? You've gotta be kidding me! Though the PS3 may be ,& are being used by certain scientific and business firms, coz the Cell CPU could serve their purpose in bundles of super-computers & the mainframe computer systems. daveg1 "he'l be there to sell mgs4 to the ozzys..plus the price of the ps3 price is lower there becasue the 360 is the fastest selling console in ozzy history.if they relkesed it higher priced none would buy it..." No, it's already still the same announced price of AU $999.

games_pot1
games_pot1

MGS is one of the best games ever but whats so great about this?

wizardps2
wizardps2

MGS its a big game for PS3 heheh and exclusive hehehe !!! PS3 rules. Nice for Kojima to be one of those people in the video game world that is very importan.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Wow look at the intense stare, I think all the melodramatic writing he has done for MGS over the years has put him into some sort of Brooding Frenzy. Look at how hard he is Brooding. I bet there is a school in Japan for the art of Brooding. Ancient Japanese Brood sen-sai have handed down the secrets of Brooding to only a select few and Kojima was a star pupil. Look at how artfully his hand is arraigned to imply maximum Brood with minimal effort. Congratulations Kojima-san you are truly master of Brooding!

chickenoverlord
chickenoverlord

Never heard of it either... I spent 25 years living in perth and only left 11months ago and we never had anything like that b4... how on earth did they score kojima!?!

mdotmu
mdotmu

Sweet! Now if KojiPro would release a trailer at this event, this would sweeten the deal more.

Alpha_Omega69
Alpha_Omega69

Kojima is awsome, I have never gotten into a game as much as I did with the Metal Gear Series...its just...amazing....words cannot describe what this guy has done. If games were art, Metal Gear would definatly be the Mona Lisa.

white_sox
white_sox

I would love to meet him, he is brilliant at what he does.

johncraven
johncraven

wow Kojima didn't wake up for that photo lol.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Jeez, when was that picture taken, 1967? Tight pants? Check. Crazy patterened shirt? Check. Mop Top? Check. Tired eyes and a lazy, prone position? Check. Still, it's better than the picture next to the link on the news page, where he looks so forcedly pensive and deep that it may as well been ripped off his Myspace page. I don't mean to hate though... he's a hella talented dude. And to nynthninja, not only has Sony lost a couple MGS games... keep in mind that this whole series was on a couple of platforms before Sony.

furqan2006
furqan2006

Metal Gear Solid 4 won't even look as good as it is on ps3 if they decided to make it for xbox 360 which they won't

DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

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nynthninja
nynthninja

@ thegordoloco well Snake isnt to faithful to Sony not one but 2 Metal Gear's slipped away from sony, Snake is sneaking on the wii and even if MGS doesnt make it to the 360, with all the love kojima has shown about gears of war im sure hell have a fat project for MS you can bank on that son

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

"Metal Gear Solid creator confirmed as guest speaker for GO3 Expo in Perth, Western Australia...were he will try to explain the storyline in MGS2 without giving you a cerebral tumor in the process"

MoldOnHold
MoldOnHold

Kojima rocks! More MGS4? Boktai? ZOE 3? I can't wait!