Metal Gear Solid man Hideo Kojima says he's working on a new franchise, a title that he's wanted to make "for a long time", with his studio busy with multiple projects.
If Castlevania hadn't been developed next door to Kojima back in the day, and Capcom didn't put out Ghouls n' Goblins, then maybe there "wouldn't be any Metal Gear". Loves horror action.
"First of all I can name Metal Gear Solid Rising – that's going to be on the preparation list," Kojima-san tells in an interview. "Also there's a new title that we haven't announced that I've wanted to make for a long time – that's on the list as well. And also a couple of other new titles we're preparing now."
"The one that I said that I've been wanting to make – this is a new franchise and a new title. For the other couple of titles, it could be something that you always wanted to have. It could be, or it could be something else. It's a matter of the timing of when we can get it out."
As for why Metal Gear got made? Thank the early horror action genre.
"If Castlevania wasn't created next to me, and Capcom didn't release Ghouls n' Goblins, then maybe there wouldn't be any Metal Gear, and I would have created a horror action game, because I really like that genre," said Kojima-san.
A whole new franchise is being cooked up at Kojima Productions, and it's one he's wanted to do for a long time. Hmmm, perhaps it might occupy the horror action genre?
GC 2009: Hideo Kojima on "a new franchise", other titles on the go
21 August 2009 | By Simon Priest