Report: Hideo Kojima Creating Visual Novel With 5pb

By Spencer . July 19, 2010 . 1:55am

imageMetal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is interested in making an “adventure game” with 5pb. And when Japan says “adventure game”, they mean “visual novel.”


“Yeah. Kojima said he would like to make an adventure game,” Chiyomaru Shikura, CEO of 5pb, said to 4gamer. “We are in the phase of ‘lets seclude ourselves in the mountains and work out the plot.’ At this time details have not been finalized.”


5pb publishes games Nitroplus titles such as Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate in Japan. While Kojima made a name for himself with Metal Gear Solid, he has worked on adventure style games in the past like Policenauts.

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  • What platform is it for?

    • Hraesvelgr

      PC, 360, PSP? Can’t imagine it’d be anything other than one of those. Then again, Kojima…

      • ZeroBlitz

        Uh, what? VNs sell on PS3 and Wii, too.

        • Not as often as they do on the platforms Hraesvelgr listed. Throw DS in there and you’ve got a great chance of being able to play it if you own any of those, lol.

          • ZeroBlitz

            …? VNs don’t sell any better on 360 and PSP than the other platforms. Tears to Tiara for PS3 outsold Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Clannad for 360. 428 on Wii outsold them all by loads. The PSP has a lot of VNs but they usually don’t actually sell much.

  • dusk

    If it’s anything like Snatcher, then count me in.

    • capristrider

      Count me in too!

    • MisterNiwa

      Count me out just to count me in twice.

    • Oh God yes. I’d buy 500 copies if this was similar to Snatcher.

  • Aoshi00

    That’s great! The first thing that came to my mind was Policenauts too, one of the best Kojima games. Wonder if it’d on 360 since it’s 5pb. If it’s on the Wii or PS3 (Move), he could include some lightgun shooting just like the Saturn ver. of Policenauts. I’m excited. I didn’t get Steinsgate though (after I got the refund when ebay seller fell thru), I tried the demo on 360 and the story seems a little strange for me..

  • wharcraff

    Wasn’t there a Metal Gear Solid visual novel. Or was that a digital comic. If it has stuff that’s in motion it’s a visual novel right?

    • That MGS Graphic Novel is a love it or hate it material.. Some like the art and some doesn’t.. I’m quite sure that visual novel doesn’t involve a lot of motion. Instead, they rely on static graphics and lots and lots and lots of pictures for a long game (Fate Stay Night comes to mind).

      Try checking out Disgaea Infinite.

  • ShinGundam

    Kojima is the greatest troll of our time.

  • hrm? I thought all of Kojima’s works where visual novels X’D

  • Hraesvelgr

    do not want…

    …even though I kinda like 5pb.

  • Time to dust down the Justifier light gun……warning….Snatcher 2….incoming

  • HPN

    If this was a point and click adventure game I would be excited, but it’s just a visual novel. This news is just meh.

  • Heheh sounds interesting.

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