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Kojima Explains Removal of Kaz from MGS5′s Western Cover, He originally Planned one with Skull Face

The western cover of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes saw the removal of Kazuhira “Kaz” Miller, leaving only Snake to dominate the artwork, and today Director Hideo Kojima explained the reason behind the choice and share some more information on the issue.

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Tiqila946d ago

it seems alot of people care for anything that comes out of Hideo Kojimas mind...

Ultr946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

Because its gaming related?
on a gaming news website?
Strange... :)

Btw there is some interesting stuff he said in the interview

Tiqila946d ago

he talks about what face he wanted to put on the western cover. WOW! awesome "gaming related" news. I like him and his games, but he is not that important.

Imalwaysright946d ago

Any game that has a cinematic feel today, is because of this man. MGS is one of the few games that can be called revolutionary. Also his games are some of the best ever made. He is that important in this industry.

andrewsqual946d ago

So what is this this disgusting EU boxart for Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes? Where is the awesome Yoji Shinkawa art like just about every other game released here?
It really is the western multiplatform curse isn't it? Will this series go the way of FF, RE and DMC before it i.e. destroyed beyond repair? Sure looks that way even down to the boxart.

One_Eyed_Wizard946d ago

Yeah the boxart will totally ruin the gameplay.

asyouburn946d ago

Yeah, just buy it digital. I heard all the box art parts are cut from that version

frostypants946d ago

The MGS games definitely have great gameplay and visuals...but Kojima has to be one of the worst storytellers out there. His plots are ridiculous. The series is so convoluted now that you'd need a flowchart to map it out. And that dialogue...wtf? I can't be the only one who sees it.

first1NFANTRY946d ago

I agree, it's almost like he's craving attention everyday. And I'm certainly not a fan of selling two separate editions of MGS5.

One_Eyed_Wizard946d ago

Craving attention everyday? It's funny the impressions people get.

Let me clear that up for you. He's one of the biggest names in the industry... which is why journalists are constantly interviewing him or making stories of his tweets.

CyrusLemont946d ago

Will I need to have played the other games to understand this one? And why the hell is it being split and released into two parts? Is it because the game isn't big enough for bluray discs? Or they want to make more money? Or maybe something else? Also does this take place after everything from all the previous games, or is it put somewhere awkwardly in the timeline that's going to have strong references to other games that I won't recognise?

...I have a lot of questions

Shuyin946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

Ehm, basically yes. At least play MGS3 & Peace Walker. They lay the foundaition of Big Boss' personality. MGS has the most complicated lore of all games, imo. As for it it being split - Kojima said it's being released due to fan request. He wants to give people a taste of what will be in store for The Phantom Pain but because it will take more time to develop, he will give us the prolouge, Ground Zeroes, which is already completed.
I pray to God that we get a METAL GEAR ONLINE 3 beta included with it..

Edit: it takes place after 3, PW and Portable Ops (which btw, until this day, isn't confirmed to be cannon. I, for once, haven't even played it.
After MGSV the timeline goes as follows: MG, MG2: Solid Snake, MGS1, MGS2: Sons of Liberty & MGS4: Guns of the Patriots.

Note: I'm not sure about the first two METAL GEAR games but I am about MGS1 - 4.

One_Eyed_Wizard946d ago

Portable Ops is canon but it's not directed by Hideo Kojima hence why the events that happened in it are not directly referenced in other titles but they did happen.

I don't know why there's such a confusion about it. I'm pretty sure Kojima himself said numerous times MPO is canon.

The first two Metal Gear games are not considered 100% canon anymore. MGS3 retconned some facts from the early games.

That said, your timeline is correct.

deadfrag946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

Its obvious Konami wants to make money by releasing the game in two parts,Konami haves the lack of new IPs where to get money.Personaly the delay of Castlevania LOS 2 is going to cost them and they are only surviving due to Pro Evolution Soccer and what Kojima gets out producing.Maybe now with this new engine they actually can make some good games,but i dont have fate since Konami dont invest in new studios or developers,they should buy Mercury Steam and make them first party,the engine powering Castlevania LOS is Mercury Steam own itts not Konami.

One_Eyed_Wizard946d ago

You don't need to have played all of them. Like Shuyin said, MGS3 and PW but personally I'd say that's it.

deadfrag946d ago

Franly i would like one with the Skull face since he is the main Antagonist in this part of the cannon folder.

frostypants946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

"Cannon folder"? LOL... I'm not even sure that makes sense if you spelled it correctly.

leahcim946d ago

Since he left Sony (exclusives). He is in downstream just like squenix.

DoctorJones946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

Metal Gear hasn't been totally exclusive to Sony for a long time.

EDIT: MGS 4 will probably come to other systems as well eventually.

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