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Kojima Teams Up With Nintendo — What If?

What if Hideo Kojima – the biggest ‘free agent’ in gaming today – teamed up with Nintendo? The result would be exciting, to say the least.

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GrapesOfRaf1174d ago

I already want Metroid to come out to give me another reason to buy a Wii-U since the new Starfox looks abysmal. If Kojima worked on Metroid, I would be so happy...

breakpad1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

very unlikely ..Kojima is more of a Sony fan (and there he has its incomparable big fanbase/install base) ...we ve seen older tries of Nintendo to near him but with terrible results ..like Twin Snakes on Gamecube (nearly ruined the whole franchise with that not-Kojima-made abomination

TFJWM1174d ago

I do see him more likely doing something with Sony and if he did hook up with Nin if would be for the NX not the Wii-U

Concertoine1174d ago

They also have completely conflicting ideas of what makes a game.

kakashi811174d ago

What was bad about twin snakes???

jcnba281174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Twin Snakes was a classic, get over yourself.

Loadedklip1174d ago

Other than some slightly over the top cutscenes ... I don't see what was wrong with Twin Snakes. It was a great update to the original.

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Blasphemy1174d ago

nintendo is dead to me. i would hate to see what became of kojima if he joined them.

stragomccloud1174d ago

So what you're saying is... no matter how brilliant of a game he made for a Nintendo console, you would never buy it?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is everything wrong with "gamers" these days. People care more about brands than developers and games.

GordonKnight1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

If he did go to Nintendo you might start to like them. That is the biggest reason for Nintendo to employ him. So, that gamer that hate Nintendo might change their tune.

He would make Nintendo more balanced that's for sure.

Retroman1174d ago

@ Grape

maybe Kojima san tired making open world games, now ready for Metroid/Castlevania type games now .

one can hope right?

Neonridr1174d ago

I think 100-1 it too good of odds. This would be a dream come true, but it will never happen.

Crimzon1174d ago

Yeah, if Kojima was to team up with anyone it would be Sony just because of the long history and close ties. I think that following the release of MGS5 there's a 50/50 chance of whether he continues making games or retires however, since a lot of his comments over the year prior to his media blackout seemed to imply that he wasn't really interesting in staying in game development anyways.

I think we'll find out what's going on in 2016 after he's left Konami. He's either gonna form a new studio and work under Sony or just leave the industry entirely. I really can't see him working with anyone else in Japan or being able to secure the funding he needs from other publishers either.

There is the wildcard option of Microsoft giving him a ridiculous deal since they're the only ones who could really afford it (and Xbox really needs something major like that) but I still can't see him going with anyone other than Sony. I know it might pain some people to hear it but I honestly think working under Nintendo would be the death of his career, he'd fade into obscurity putting out Nintendo games in my opinion.

The 10th Rider1174d ago

It's a little naive to say Sony is the only company he could secure funding with. He's a pretty renowned developer and even if he couldn't find another Japanese publisher/developer to work with, he has the experience he could EASILY start his own studio. Also, since Snake is a pastiche of action movie heroes, predominately western ones, it's conceivable that he would work with a Western Studio. He certainly has the renown to find someone that's willing to let him make what he wants.

Honestly, though, it wouldn't surprise me if, like you said, he left gaming (at least for now.) Maybe he'll try his hand in movies, since he's had an interest n them in the past.

Crimzon1174d ago

Yeah, I get what you mean but thought Sony was most likely since they're in Japan and there aren't really any other Japanese publishers that could fund his work as far as I know? Capcom etc. are all struggling these days, so I figure Sony are the only ones in Japan who have the cash to set him up. I always figured they'd give him a team at Japan Studio and leave him to quietly work away, kinda like Team ICO in the same building and the other team that did a lot of work on Bloodborne.

Looking to the West you have the obvious giants like EA, Activision, Ubisoft and Microsoft but I dunno, I can't see the guy leaving Japan or staying in Japan but working for a foreign publisher. I could be wrong but what I know of social/business traditions there it just doesn't seem like the kind of thing he'd do. I really don't think companies like EA would be willing to give him the funding he needed either, and it's a safe bet they'd give him less creative freedom than Konami did.

Of course, it's all just wild speculation at this point and we could all end up being completely wrong and surprised by something unexpected. He could even just fly off the radar completely and we never hear from him again.

GordonKnight1174d ago

Money talks and can make people turn on their friends & family. So, anything is possible.

If I was to bet my money though, it would be on Sony.

Just the thought of Kojima working for Nintendo. IMO Would be great for Nintendo and their fans. Crimzon you would hate it, especially if KoJima makes games that are better on Nintendo than the past Sony games.

The balance Kojima would bring to Nintendo would make it harder for people to continue to hate Nintendo.

In the end it doesn't matter to me. As I have all consoles and can't wait of the NX.

GordonKnight1174d ago

Money talks and can make people turn on their friends & family. So, anything is possible.

If I was to bet my money though, it would be on Sony.

Just the thought of Kojima working for Nintendo. IMO Would be great for Nintendo and their fans. Crimzon you would hate it, especially if KoJima makes games that are better on Nintendo than the past Sony games.

The balance Kojima would bring to Nintendo would make it harder for people to continue to hate Nintendo.

In the end it doesn't matter to me. As I have all consoles and can't wait for the NX.

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MzDino1174d ago

I'll keep waiting...and dreaming for this.

freshslicepizza1174d ago

i already mentioned this a few weeks ago. i think it would be a great move on nintendo's part

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