Kojima teases weekend announcement

UPDATE: Kojima Productions to handle Japanese version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow; Kojima himself will oversee localization process; Zone of the Enders sequel pushed back.

Hideo Kojima has become quite adept at teasing his fans. The celebrated game designer has been dropping plenty of hints lately about his seemingly never-ending ideas for new projects, which may or may not include Metal Gear Solid 5, a Metal Gear Solid: Rising series, a title dealing with a certain type of taboo, an entirely new adventure game, or even Zone of Enders 3. Unfortunately, Kojima has yet to confirm or deny any or all of these projects, leaving fans with a lot of guesswork and speculation.

Kojima: what's he up to now?

This could all be about to change, according to a message posted by Kojima on his official Twitter account yesterday. As translated by Japanese news site Andria Sang, Kojima said he will be making a significant announcement in the next few days, posting the following message:

"Typhoon 4. It looks like it won't have an effect on the weekend. Thank goodness! However, my health is bad. Prior to TGS, we'll have a big announcement on Saturday or Sunday, so I must recover."

A follow-up message revealed the news would not involve the widely speculated Zone of Enders 3, with Kojima saying:

"ZOE3 and so forth--it's not that big an announcement. However, I think you will be happy."

UPDATE: Hideo Kojima delivered on his promise during a live recording on the Hidechannel Radio podcast in Japan over the weekend. As translated by Japanese news site Andria Sang, Kojima announced that he will be personally overseeing the localization process of the Japanese version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which Kojima Productions will be handling. In addition, Kojima also revealed a number of Japanese voice actors from the Metal Gear Solid franchise who will appear in the game, inlcuding Akio Otsuka (Solid Snake), Fujiwara Keiji (Drebin), Yumi Kikuchi (Strangelove) and Tomokazu Sugita (Miller).

The roles that the Metal Gear Solid voice actors will play in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will not be revealed until Tokyo Game Show in September.

Answering a question from a caller during the podcast, Kojima said that while he very much wants to do the heavily-requested Zone of the Enders sequel, he has had to push back the project due to "time and staff limitations". However, all hope is not lost--Kojima ended by saying that although the project has been delayed, he has been thinking about gameplay systems for the sequel.

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143 comments
LeonGameFreak
LeonGameFreak

hell yea MGS especially raiden is back ! as playable character that was awesome!

Maluuni22283
Maluuni22283

my god...ZoE3??? AMAZING POTENTIAL THERE :D It'd actually sell like mad

businessfox
businessfox

Haaaaa so tokyo game show is going to be hot this year around aye!

lowkey254
lowkey254

@ ERoBB My point is that ZOE would be a bigger announcement than another MGS... jerk.

freddquadros
freddquadros

Ok. And please my people, leave Snake to rest. He needs it. New MGS games, only pre-MGS4 storylines. I was great pleased when I knew that Rising would be a midquel, between MGS 2 ad 4. We will see Snake on this, that's for sure, as Solid contats Raiden to rescue Olga's daughter in Area 51.

DocJayy
DocJayy

Castlevania by Kojima? sounds good to me. The easter egg possibilities could be endless..... Dracula, please respond! Dracula? DDRRAAACCUULLAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Good to know kojima is overlooking Lords of shadow cause as a fan of castlevania (Super castlevania 4 and symphony of the night being my two favorites) i don't want the game to turn out average like the last few 3D games for the ps2/xbox or as god awful as Castlevania 64. Anyway...If you happen to read this Kojima-san i'd like a possible remakes of snatcher and/or psychonauts for psn/xbox live with HD graphics or make new games of both titles. oh! and please Announce Zone of the Enders 3 cause as fans of the first two games every gamer has been requesting it. and as a favor to me i'd like you to produce Contra and maybe Lifeforce!!

MJ_kratos
MJ_kratos

Kojimaaaaa ! a MGS game plz !

danielkennedy91
danielkennedy91

MGS, MGS 2 and MGS 3 in glorious PS3 graphics and more levels :D

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

having mgs2 and 3 made into HD a-la GOW would be fancy. I would get it right away

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

I would enjoy a Metal Gear 2 remake. I would really like to play that epic Battle Between Snake and Gray FOx in the mine field in Hi Def

ahnzz
ahnzz

it be awesome if he introduced a new and bigger game than the mgs series

akiwak
akiwak

A remake of all his other games with the latest graphics?????

jon_cia
jon_cia

ps3 version of peace walker please! with dual analog controlls

Allan_X
Allan_X

Aw, poop. I was hoping for ZOE3. I need ZOE3. I have intense cravings for it. A deep, perverse lust and hunger for it.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

MGS: Rising Release Date! ..though I doubt it. -_-

kz1den
kz1den

"ZOE3 and so forth--it's not that big an announcement. However, I think you will be happy." A trophy patch for MGS4 maybe??

zeifel
zeifel

so much for an early retirement, Mr. Kojima :P already tracking Rising here, I wouldn't mind adding ZOE 3 if he's really serious.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

Better be big, because he KNOWS everybody wants ZOE3.........

blackace
blackace

A Snatcher/Policenaut anthology for the PS3/XBox 360 would be a nice annoucement. Especially if they released it on XBLA and PSN for $20. I'd download that in a heartbeat. I have Snatcher, but I don't feel like dragging my Sega CD out to play it.

monson21502
monson21502

hope its anything but another mgs game

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

Metal Gear Solid Collection for PS3 please! My PS2 is dead I want to play MGS2 and MGS3 again!

itBit
itBit

IMO ZOE3 is a big ass announcement

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

MGS needs a bit of a break. Let it rest for a few years and work on something else....like ZOE3...

warp10ck
warp10ck

Well if this is Metal Gear related then I don't know if I am interested there has been a little to much Metal Gear. And I am a fan of MGS but after Peace Walker I think the story is well and truly over.

SchumiF1
SchumiF1

C'mon ZoE3! Or reviving Policenauts or Snatcher would be very much welcomed :D

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

We need another Tokimeki Memorial, exclusively for PS3 and with English subs.

yaba
yaba

Please bring Zone of the Enders 3

beamme
beamme

Zoe 3 was the one thing out of those 5 that genuinely interested me, too bad.

niklev83
niklev83

What is wrong with some of you people !!? ... I want a new Metal Gear !!!

CHADbomb
CHADbomb

a NEW fighting game... Kensei 2...!!!

TSNAKE617
TSNAKE617

@GodsPoison I think he means that ZoE3 would be a bigger deal than this will be. He's said that he really wants to make it.

Xx619MysterioxX
Xx619MysterioxX

Another Metal gear...Great man....., please make it be a new game he never ever created in his life! MGS Collection for the PS3 anyone......

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Zone of enders 3.....Not THAT BIG AN ANNOUNCEMENT!??? Kojima say WHAAT? oh and heres my guess, the new game in development is a tie in that will link Metal Gear series with the Zone of enders series and it wil feature a space agent snake working for the mars government sneaking aboard an orbital colony to investigate terrorists building Space Metal Gears! But too be true too Zone of enders they call them Orbital Frames!

ionusX
ionusX

id like to see a pc MGS game.. thatd be kind of nice

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

any of us remember jaffe? "we are NOT making a new twisted metal" and then come e3, BOOM! new twisted metal. either way, i will be waiting

hememi
hememi

troll spotted and his name is saren7

HailedJohnDman
HailedJohnDman

lol, to troll fanboys, kojima announces rising to be xbox exclsuive lol

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Whatever it is, I'll buy it. KOJIMA!!! :D

johny300
johny300

Very excited for this, endless options, (mgs hd collection ps3). mgs 5. rising gameplay. ZOE3.

Blueforce1746
Blueforce1746

I'm hoping for an HD collection of the first 3 games. Or Metal Gear Solid 4 Substance or Subsistence or w/e he'll call it.

finchused
finchused

Personally I'd like the Solid series to end as it did. I felt 4 was as complete as an ending as I could ask for. Here is hoping the Rising games can be a new yet satisfying experience. I was hoping it'd be ZOE3 but I can wait.

green_dominator
green_dominator

MGS4 is the best Metal Gear ever made, I hope MGS Rising lives up to that, at least it looks awesome..... I'm kinda with everyone here, I'd like to see MGS5 and I'd like to see ZOE3, truth is I'd just like to see what Kojima San comes up with next......

freetoex
freetoex

Metal Gear Solid 3DS news?

BrakeyM
BrakeyM

Maybe he will get around to Zone of the Enders 3 after he releases Metal Gear Solid Screwdriver.