Hideo Kojima is a well-known name for videogame fans. Not in vain is responsible for the Saga Metal Gear Solid, a series that under the wing of Konami served to redefine the genre of infiltration and stealth, and established a narrative style very close to the cinema, which has influenced the language creative of an entire industry for over 30 years.
In addition to the quality of his work, Kojima is known for the mysterious promotion of his titles, and for playing catch-up with fans during the launch of his new games. But his personal life is quite unknown, but interesting. While waiting for news of his current project, Death Stranding, we reviewed 11 curiosities about Hideo Kojima that, maybe, you did not know.
Three NES games were decisive career His love for videogames was developed mainly thanks to three NES games: Super Mario Bros., by Nintendo; The Portopia Serial Murder Case, by Enix; and Hydlide a primitive open-world RPG from T & E Soft.
I started to study economics Despite his creative concerns, Kojima started studying economics in search of a more professional career stable. After finishing his studies, Kojima joined Konami in 1986.
He was an amateur writer of short stories Before entering the video game industry, Kojima managed to publish numerous stories in specialized magazines. Among his favorite writers he cites Kobo Abe, Paul Auster, Yukio Mishima or Satoshi Ito.
Konami did not get to edit his first game: Lost Warld After working as assistant director in Penguin Adventure, his first personal project, Lost Warld, ended up being canceled by Konami, which led Hideo Kojima to devise the original MSX Metal Gear.
Otacon has the name of his Not only John Carpenter’s favorite film director and ” 1997: Rescue in New York ” they have influenced Kojima. Hal ” Otacon ” Emmerich gets his name for “2001: An Odyssey in Space”, and his surname for his favorite director, Roland Emmerich.
I’ve almost directed a game of The Matrix One of the most interesting friendships that Kojima has in Hollywood is with the Wachowski sisters, with whom I tried to develop a game based on the movie universe of The Matrix that never happened.
Kojima tries to watch a movie a day Fans who follow Kojima on their social networks will know that he is a creative person who drinks from different media to feed his own work. Maintaining her love for movies, try to watch a movie a day.
Kojima’s mother was finished Metal Gear Solid 3 Her mother was very supportive during her formative years and the beginning of her career. Kojima stated that his mother played Metal Gear Solid 3, although it took him more than a year to finish it and that he called him when defeated The End.
I have been called Kojima-San Despite being a traditional deferential treatment in Japan, Kojima does not like to be addressed to him as “Kojima-San”. It was called “Kojima Kantoku”, the nickname used by film directors.
His wife’s identity is not public Like many Japanese celebrities, his personal life really turns out to be Inaccessible. known to reside in Setagaya, Tokyo, and he is married and has been, although his identities are unknown.
His fortune could be 30 million dollars Video games could have turned the creative Japanese in a very rich man. At 55 years old and according to different media reports, Kojima could have accumulated an approximate fortune of more than 30 million dollars.
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