Kojima "deeply" involved with MGS Rising

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Lock if old. Searched Kojima and didn't see this.

From Eurogamer

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will have more involvement in MGS Rising than he has previously let on.

"I'll be working more deeply on the project then a normal producer," Kojima explained to Japanese magazine Dengeki (translated by GamerCenterOnline). "It's a completely different kind of action than what has appeared in the series so far."

Hideo Kojima will let "young-bloods" within Kojima Productions do the bulk of the work on MGS Rising, which will retain the stealth espionage core but otherwise be a "new experience".

As the first Metal Gear Solid title to appear on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, Rising will need a new engine - a task Kojima Productions is eager to live up to.

"We're redoing the engine from scratch, and it's going to look amazing. It's going to be a big project like Metal Gear Solid 4. The entire team is serious about making it look as good as possible on every platform," said Kojima Productions' podcast host Sean Eyestone.

Meanwhile, Kojima will boss development of "true sequel" to MGS4, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP. But, originally, he very nearly had nothing to do with it.

"At first, I was just going to create the overall guidelines and concepts for the project, and leave it in the hands my excellent staff," said Kojima. "I was going to have a hand in the project as a producer, and make titles other than MGS.

"But, I set the game in the South American [sic] country of Costa Rica and created a story with themes about nuclear deterrence and The Cold War. It looked as if it might be very confusing to young people, because of generational differences. So, in the end I finally said, 'I'll do it.'"

MGS: Peace Walker is a 1970s-set sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3 starring Naked Snake, otherwise known as Big Boss. It will be released next year. Little is known about Rising other than that it will star Raiden in his cybernetic ninja suit and, is in development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Gotta feeling I'm gonna like this much more than MGS4. Hopefully more action, less movies.

Hopefully. Not holding my breath though. But Raiden in his current state would be such a fuck awesome character.
 
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2 Minutes Turkish said:
Lock if old. Searched Kojima and didn't see this.
Gotta feeling I'm gonna like this much more than MGS4. Hopefully more action, less movies.
Hopefully. Not holding my breath though. But Raiden in his current state would be such a fuck awesome character.

Please.
 
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didn't they say he was "Deeply" involved in Peace Walker also?
He's directing Peace Walker, so he's really involved in that. He's just saying that he'll be working closer to Rising than producers normally do. It's the way he worked with ZOE2, because with ZOE1 he had a more hands off attitude.
 

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Hideo Kojima will let "young-bloods" within Kojima Productions do the bulk of the work on MGS Rising, which will retain the stealth espionage core but otherwise be a "new experience".
Glad to see they're not totally ditching stealth. Can't wait to see how they accomplish this "new experience."
 
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revolverjgw said:
Even if this is technically the best game ever, with the best pacing, best level design, best action setpieces and best bosses ever seen in any game ever, that fact that it stars that dickhead Raiden should cap its potential at 75 on Metacritic.
So we should get Snake in a wheelchair with a voicebox?

Raiden is a fucking cyberninja for god's sake. I fail to see how this won't be better than 4 on an action basis.
 

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I've heard Raiden called many names, but dickhead is a first. :lol
 

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Himuro said:
Whoever thought that this game would get rid of stealth when it stars a NINJA is dense.
Real ninjas, sure.

Metal Gear ninjas aren't exactly known for their stealthy approach to situations.
 

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Raiden will run out of juice(lightening) and then BAM! Cole appears out of the blue and hits him up with that Lightening storm. Raiden goes berserk while he's supercharged and they join forces to create a Mega-Thunder-Storm! The universe implodes onto itself and creates a time paradox. Raiden goes back in time and fights Big Boss. The end.

You're welcome.
 
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Himuro said:
Whoever thought that this game would get rid of stealth when it stars a NINJA is dense.
Out of the 10,000 ninjas that have starred in action games, maybe 3 of them behaved as Ninjas should. None of them were from Metal Gear games. I'm worried.

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Touche, but that wasn't even canon or anything, just a fan service skin. They'll probably build this around Raiden's unique abilities.
 

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Himuro said:
I'll give you that, but Raiden's cutscene antics in MGS4 didn't leave a very stealthy impression on me.

Plus "Lightining Bolt Action" and all that jazz, they couldn't gone any direction they felt like. Retaining a stealth-based core gameplay experience wasn't a sure thing by any means.
 
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Hmmm I recall certain people downplaying the significance of Rising coming to the 360 because of Kojima's "lack of deep involvement", or something along those lines...well well...

Anyway, hoping this new multiplatform engine they're working on ends up looking as good as MGS4 cos man, that game looked HAWT (best character models evar)
 
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adelante said:
Hmmm I recall certain people downplaying the significance of Rising coming to the 360 because of Kojima's "lack of deep involvement", or something along those lines...well well...
He isn't as involved as he normally is with MG games. This will only be the second main MG game that he isn't directing (the first being Portable Ops).
 
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adelante said:
Hmmm I recall certain people downplaying the significance of Rising coming to the 360 because of Kojima's "lack of deep involvement", or something along those lines...well well...

Anyway, hoping this new multiplatform engine they're working on ends up looking as good as MGS4 cos man, that game looked HAWT (best character models evar)
For some it still dosn't matter if he saves face with that quote of deep involvement. If Kojima isnt helming they will still write it off most effectively.
 
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Semantics and all that...fact of the matter is, he's doing more than a normal producer would, and it already seems apparent that the game is going in a different direction so if Rising is indeed an action-oriented title, I can see why he chose to leave the directing role to someone else (apart from the fact that he's got his hands tied up on PeaceWalker and CastleVania )...but them elitists think this will essentially hamper the quality of the game itself
 
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Himuro said:
Whoever thought that this game would get rid of stealth when it stars a NINJA is dense.
Okay, enough people have quoted you and pointed out how wrong you are already, but I'd like to add in the world of video games, stealthy ninjas are the exception to the rule. Let's see, we've got Tenchu and Shinobido games and... hmmm...

Yeah most ninja video games are straight action games.
 

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Revelations said:
Is this damage control to save face from him not looking so involved in a game he isnt directing?
Yeah, I suspect this is requested damage control by Konami for distancing himself from the game at E3
 
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Revelations said:
For some it still dosn't matter if he saves face with that quote of deep involvement. If Kojima isnt helming they will still write it off most effectively.
That's always been the case. Kojima actually got death threats when he said that he wasn't directing MGS4. That's why the first MGS4 trailer (the one using the MGS3 engine) had a huge applause played when Raiden sat in the chair and it was revealed that Kojima was going to co-direct it with Murata.
 

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adelante said:
Hmmm I recall certain people downplaying the significance of Rising coming to the 360 because of Kojima's "lack of deep involvement", or something along those lines...well well...
Except he's still quite obviously not nearly as involved in this title as he is main series releases...well well...



2 Minutes Turkish said:
Just realised that since this is coming to 360, it could have proper MGO.

YES!!!!
Huh? The 'inproper' MGO on PSN isn't because of issues with PSN. Konami wanted it that way.
 

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If it can live up to the MGS4 expectations originally set, that would be cool. We'll see. I'm more looking forward to this than MGS:pW, but less if it's a prequel to MGS4.

It's definitly going to play more like some MGS meets Ninja Gaiden though, but I hope they do something unique.
 
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neptunes said:
I think the game will be fine

it's being directed by Murata, the same guy who directed zoe2 and co-directed 4
Same here.

In fact, this probably will end up being the closest we may get to something like ZOE for a while, so I'm open to seeing what he and his crew can do.
 
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Onix said:
Huh? The 'inproper' MGO on PSN isn't because of issues with PSN. Konami wanted it that way.
So you still think it'll be a clusterfuck on 360 online as well?

That would suck. I tried playing twice online on MGS4 and it was just fucked. Mind you that was after the ordeal of creating an account.

Surely that shit wouldn't fly with Live.
 
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I could see Konami kindly asking Mr. Kojima to fake some interest and involvement in the game.

Kojipro is Konami's only saving grace these days, they're trying to put his name on everything major title they have in development.