Last month, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima revealed that for his next game, he is deciding between an original text and the next MGS game.
He might be, but he appears to have also signed on to do an adventure game with Japan's best looking game exec Chiyomaru Shikura.
A photo titled "Blood Oath" popped up on Twitter this past spring, showing the two men, along with No More Heroes designer Goichi Suda, doing who-knows-what and smiling. At the time, Shikura hinted that the project would be an "adventure game", which is how "visual novels" are sometimes referred to in Japan.
In a recent interview, Shikura was asked about the Kojima project and if it was proceeding. Shikura confirmed that the project was moving ahead and said what he could about it. No word whether Goichi Suda (pictured above) is connected to it, but he is not mentioned by Shikura.
"The meaning of why I am personally connected to this project is that this is the third entry in a conceptual science series," he says, "and that it a project with Kojima." According to Shikura, these are the two reasons why he is giving this his all.
"Kojima told me," continues Shikura, "that he wanted to make an adventure game. We're at the still stage where we need to go to a secluded spot in the mountains and hash this project out, and thus, we don't have any of the minute details hammered out."
When asked if the project was science fiction, Shikura declined to answer, saying that is a question to ask Kojima directly.
5pb is best known for doing console ports of erotic games and dating simulators. However, Shikura goes on to state, "Personally, I love adventure games." He says that instead of games with "bishoujyo or moé boys", he thinks it would be great if there was a classic adventure game boom.
Kojima tweeted last past April, will "challenge a certain type of taboo." According to Kojima, "If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry."