Kojima working on adventure game

Japanese game CEO to embark on new venture with Metal Gear Solid creator.

In Japan, video games aren't the first thing that spring to mind when one hears the name Chiyomaru Shikura. The CEO of Japanese game publisher 5pb has garnered quite a reputation in his home country for his playboy behaviour and heartthrob status, whipping many a mob of teenage girls into a screaming frenzy.

However, it wasn't Shikura's romantic liaisons that made headlines this week. Instead, news surfaced of a new partnership between the CEO and another influential Japanese developer, Hideo Kojima. As reported by Japanese gaming news site Andria Sang, Shikura revealed his plans for a new adventure game with Kojima during a recent interview with gaming site 4gamer.

Kojima: contemplating a mountain retreat to finalize plot of new adventure title.

Asked if he could reveal anything more, Shikura replied:

"Yes, Kojima said that he wanted to make an adventure game. We're still at the level of 'let's lock ourselves away in the mountains somewhere and work on the plot,' so the specifics haven't been finalised."

Shikura would not comment on whether the new project would be science fiction given Kojima's involvement but did state that it would be a "classic" adventure game and a significant departure from his own studio's "gal games"--a uniquely Japanese style of game that utilises a choose-your-own-adventure-style gameplay and features a heap of attractive female characters.

Back in May, Shikura posted a Twitter photo of a lunch meeting with himself, Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions producer Kenichiro Imaizumi, and Grasshopper Manufacturer CEO Suda 51, saying that the meeting had resulted in plans for a new adventure title.

Since then, Kojima has hinted at several new projects. Earlier this month he told Famitsu publisher Enterbrain that his new work could either be an entirely new game or could end up being Metal Gear Solid 5. Going further back to April, Kojima touted that one of his new projects would "challenge a certain type of taboo" and made mention of an "ally" that would support him in the task.

Whether or not the latter comment refers to the just-announced adventure title remains to be seen.

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KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

@Jaguar_Shade hmmm ... a lesbian adventure you say ... ^_^ now that sounds intriguing.. LoL. x^D

hollow56771
hollow56771

Kojima never dissapoints me so i could care less what it is cause im going to buy it, but I really want ZOE3 or Snatcher, just imagine those games with next-gen graphics.

mull20641
mull20641

The world could always use another quality adventure game

Switchblade777
Switchblade777

not that his characters in mgs werent attractive, rose, meryll, the beauty and beast corps, seriously guys

hm360
hm360

This could be pretty amazing if done right. Though this seems like a winning combination if you ask me.

Acid_Kenobi
Acid_Kenobi

I have never heard of 'Shikura', hopefully Kojima's style (and I say style very losely) is given free roam and not stuffed into a hole they call 'adventure gaming'!! needless to say it will be killer and I will own a copy :)

mf1986
mf1986

"features a heap of attractive female characters" this is where it lost me. im not a fan of those jap games with boobs all over it. why do they think this will attract us? wait does it? anyway i will wait and see. back to playing peace walker!!!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

snake? SNAKE? SNAKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE The Legend of Snakeeeeeee: Metalgear of Time

hobotech64
hobotech64

Snatcher? Policenauts? Is it Snatcher? Or Policenauts? Or Snatcher? Please let it be Snatcher or Policenauts please let it be please.

Null7
Null7

Sssss-Stuff!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

If it's anything like his past work, I'm sure it will be a solid gameplay experience coated in a thick, sludgy layer of unintelligible storytelling and onanistic presentation.

metalmorphic
metalmorphic

Although I too would love to see a visual novel game from Kojima, this is most likely a continuation of Snatcher and Policenauts, though it could be a completely different kind of game as well. A Kojima dating sim, perhaps? lol

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

If this is a visual novel, I will be a happy man. The US needs more text-adventure visual novel-style games.

yukine
yukine

If it's anything like Snatcher, I'm all in.

silverdoe
silverdoe

what kind of adventure? old school liked Monkey Island or some hack n slash claimed to be action adventure somehow?

ZeroOne0
ZeroOne0

I'm a huge fan, but MGS has saturated the market at this point. We could use a good five year break, especially since Peace Walker was not up to scratch, IMO. It's nice to see Kojima actually planning something different for once. I'm looking forward to it.

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

Adventure game? As in Lucasarts and Telltale? I'd love to see Kojima whip one of those up.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Its time to get some new IPs at Konami, they don't have much left anymore.

art_of_the_kill
art_of_the_kill

Not too sure this is such a good idea for Kojima. He's been trying to get away from the MGS series for so long and if he starts up something else that turns out to be just as popular, he'd better not complain about having to make sequels just to please his fans like he did for MGS. But this is his choice, after all.