Metal Gear Solid Creator Hideo Kojima’s Most Anticipated Game This Year Is…

By Spencer . May 20, 2011 . 2:02pm

kojimas… L.A. Noire.


Rockstar sent the creator of Metal Gear Solid and Lunar Knights a copy of the game too. "Stylish cover," Kojima complimented.


While L.A. Noire is the number one game Kojima has been anticipating to play, the game is still sealed. Why? Kojima is patiently waiting for the Japanese language version. Rockstar will release L.A. Noire in Japan on July 7.

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  • papuruka

    Rockstar should’ve sent Kojima the Japanese version in advance; they dun goof’d on this one :D

    Any speculations on what he’ll do with that extra copy?

    • godmars

      If he does more than play the game, I’d be worried.

    • Lord Highawesomeparty

      They dun goof’d and the consequences will never be the same. That’s why the game is crashing so much.

  • malek86

    Looks like me and Kojima don’t think alike.

    • PrinceHeir

      i actually thought Deus Ex Human Revolution was he’s most anticipated game. i mean the style definitely reminds me of MGS mix with Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix.

      not really into La Noire, might check it out once it hits the bargain price(like every rockstar game)

      • Zal_Yagun

         It’s pretty much ok for a game designer to like games that aren’t similar to the games they made.

        • Testsubject909

          It’s actually pretty nice to know he’s got a variety of themes he enjoys. He’s probably dying inside to make more games but since they’re not one of the brand name games that he’s known to sell, he’s probably discouraged to make them. (Conjecture, pure theory and hypothesis here, idea that I’m pulling out of my ass so take what I just said in the previous paragraph with a bucket of salt). 

      • Testsubject909

        I think it connects back to his roots. Think back to what he studied, what he used to do. He was in the movie business, or rather that’s where his education was taking him.

        L.A. Noire tackles a genre that hasn’t been touched yet in gaming which has been used relatively often in movies, and it also uses some impressive technology far beyond what Deux Ex Human Revolution makes use of. (I know, it looks impressive, but to me it’s appearance is pretty much standard to Squeenix’s obsession over high end graphical strength in large name brand).

        • PrinceHeir

           actually you are right that this genre and miyamoto basically drive kojima into coming to the video game industry, especially this game:

          it basically prompted him into making Policenauts and Snatcher which i thank Yuji Horii :D

          i understand why people don’t see as Deus Ex HR as groundbreaking or anything original, but you can’t deny the game looks fantastic and it’s cyberpunk, we haven’t had any of those games since the 90’s and early 2000’s.

          i just hope we do get more detective and sci fi adventure games, visual novel games are one good source but sci fi games are very lacking in that area nowadays(usually they do mystery or psychology)

    • Scallion

       I’m glad.

  •  It would be so avant-garde to play it in Japanese and in the Black and White mode. It would be interesting to see in action.

    • Guest

       It wouldn’t make sense to do a voice over for this game. Defeats the whole purpose of the work they put in. Subbed or nothing

      • Aoshi00

        It’s subbed only most likely, like the Jpn GTA4 & RDR.

        Of course the main selling point is the extremely real facial motion matching the voice acting, making it seem like a movie, the closest thing I’ve ever seen.. I imagine it would be a bit harder to play reading subtitles though.. since player is supposed to pay attention to the witnesses’ expression to determine if they’re lying or telling the truth..

  • kupomogli

    If anyone is interested in this, Kmart has the best deal.  Buy LA Noire, get free game $20 or less, $20 gaming coupon, and $10 instantly off the order at checkout. 

    • Aoshi00

      Wait, how did you get another $10 off at checkout?  I picked up a copy from Kmart too, got Mario Super Sluggers ($19.99) for free, and then a $20 coupon, but that’s it right?  Still, it’s the best deal compared to Amazon and others.  Originally I got it from for $44.99 but I canceled the order.

      Anyway, just played 2-3 hours, I loved playing detective, I prefer slower pace to shooting all the time, even though RDR was great too :)

  • KyoyaHibari

     How did I know…why Kojima…

    • MisterFoxInc

      What do you mean “Why?” It’s not like he’s ramming an abomination of a game into his kneecap or something. He’s actually eagerly awaiting what looks to be a pretty decent game.

      • KyoyaHibari

         Everyone says it is really great but all my friends tell em it is really uninteresting, and I find Rockstar’s games to be overrated anyways, I was suspicious thinking he was getting the game, and I guessed right, I just can’t believe a Rockstar game is his most anticipated for the year.

        • ninjaonizuka

          its not reely the company but more of the game and his taste i guess 

        • MisterFoxInc

          So what, do you think it became his personal favorite because the press talks good about it? I know where you’re coming from, Rockstar-games aren’t as shiny as everyone, including they themselves, makes them out to be, but it can’t be denied that, despite that, they do have a certain positive quality to them that sets them apart from other games. I can’t speak much for L.A. Noire, but I trust both Kojima on his taste and Rockstar on their efforts. “I just can’t believe a Rockstar game is his most anticipated game for the year.” I’m stunned that someone would find it “unbelievable,” though I won’t deny it’s somewhat surprising to me.

  • RupanIII

    I’m really into noir and detective movies and books, shame I don’t go for Rockstar’s whole sandbox/GTA approach though

    • Aoshi00

      This game is much less sandbox compared to GTA4 or RDR, you still have side missions, but it’s much more linear.. solving cases by gathering evidence and interrogating witnesses is pretty cool, it’s like Rockstar’s take on Phoenix Wright + Heavy Rain :) The 40’s setting is really cool :)

      • When you put it that way I want to play it.
        I usually avoid their games but what you said and the noir theme is enough to convince me.

      • RupanIII

        @twitter-21588203:disqus  Okay, you guys have convinced me to give it a try :D What you said about gathering evidence and stuff reminds me of playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on PC haha

    • @RupanIII:disqus Give it a try. I know nothing of noir movies and books, and also found out this game was not primarily developed by Rockstar. Surely, I thought L.A. Noire would play like Red Dead Redemption, or Grand Theft Auto IV, but it only plays like those in certain aspects; the core is quite unique. Like @aoshi00:disqus said it is a bit linear, but you’ll do yourself a favor by playing it.

  • Kojima really likes his movie games! I’ll pick L.A. up when it’s come down a little in price. 

  • Snatcher?

  • I concur. I’ve been waiting to pick this game up for ages.

    • Yui

      Same. Looks like it’s definitely going to be worth the wait – a friend of mine’s picked it up and so far he’s enjoying it a lot. :P

  • Subsenix

    At least they sent him the superior PS3 Version

    • Testsubject909

      “It’s nice that they sent him a free copy”


    • The freezing issue for the PS3 version makes it superior. HAHAHA

      • SolidusSnake

        My blind devotion to Sony makes the PS3 version superior.

        • After they epicly messed up during the last month? Sure…I guess it’s good to have a few worshipper for Sony.

    • Of course they would. Japanese people hardly have 360s. xD

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