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Junji Ito Isn’t Working on Any Games at the Moment

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While the San Diego Comic Con 2020 isn’t physically happening, plenty of [email protected] events going on. Among them was a Viz Media-hosted Junji Ito panel, during which a question about his potential involvement in game development came up. While he isn’t working on anything now, he once again brought up his conversations with Hideo Kojima about a possible project.

The fan question raised during the “A Haunting Conversation with Junji Ito” segment was, “Are you involved in some video game development at the moment?” Here’s Ito’s reply:

So, the simple answer is, “No.” However, I do know director [Hideo] Kojima and we have been in conversation that he might have a horror-based game that he might be doing. So he has invited me to work on that, but there’s no details on it yet.

As a reminder, this isn’t the first time that potential Ito involvement with a game has come up. Back in 2015, Guillermo del Toro announced on Twitter that Ito would be a collaborator with Kojima and him on Silent Hills. He shared multiple images of Ito’s work.

Ito also had a cameo in Kojima’s Death Stranding. He’s the Central Region’s Engineer.

Here is the full Ito SDCC 2020 panel. The question regarding Ito’s video game involvement came up at the 34 minute mark. Previous questions went over his past stories and influences.

One of Ito’s most recent works is Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.