Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

While Konami is giving out Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain posters signed by... somebody, series creator Hideo Kojima spent the game's launch putting his name on anything he could.

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It's not uncommon for game developers to stealthily visit stores when their games are released. After all that work, many enjoy seeing first hand how the game is doing.

Since the The Phantom Pain's release didn't see autograph sessions like previous Metal Gear titles have, it looks like Kojima took it upon himself to tour around stores and sign autographs.

Maybe this is just another way for Kojima to make doubly sure his name is onMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Or maybe, it's just his way to give something back to fans (and the shops that sell his games). Could be a bit of both.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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Kojima was joined by Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa as they showed up at game sellers throughout Tokyo. The guerilla-style autograph signing will start shortly.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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Don't sign the floor!

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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Surely, Kojima got permission. Does he need permission?

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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Signing that limited edition PlayStation 4.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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That kid sure looks happy. He also doesn't look old enough to play The Phantom Pain. (Shhh...)

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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Shinkawa was also more than happy to sign autographs and draw pictures.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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This Twitter user noticed the autographs after the fact.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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A closer look. This is signed to the Tsutaya shop in Shibuya.

Hideo Kojima Sneaks Out, Signs Autographs

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You have something you want signed? Doesn't matter if that's a game box, a console, or a wall, Hideo Kojima has an autograph he wants to give you!


Comments

    I want his watch, that is a sweet watch.

    I got my collectors edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow signed by Patrick Stewart a few years back. All I need now is Kojima and Robert Carlyle to sign it.

    I wonder if anyone got a Xbox One copy signed

    Last edited 04/09/15 6:33 am

      It's snakes watch from the game. I entered a competition through EB to win one. Hope I do.

        I just found out it's a Seiko G757 5020. Another cool nod to James Bond.

      The phantom pain watch is 900$ upward on ebay :(
      Tooo much for me to spend on a time peice.

    I'd rather get a pair of Ocelot's J-F Rey's! http://mgsv-jfrey.com/en/

    I dont have an opinion on if his name should be on the cover, this is my first MGS game and I dont really have a sense of the history, but hell, his name is everywhere through the game. Credits after every mission? I don't think it will be forgotten that he 'made' the game.

      Having credits after every mission was a bit much. I love Kojima's games but it feels a little like the ego is running rampant when his name has to pop up 100 times in a single play through of a game.

        Yeah. It' almost as if its taking the piss... anyway, i'm fine with it. Game is good.

          That's a fair call. Take his name of the cover so he sneakily inserts it all through the game. Still a bit wanky to do it that much.

        yeah exactly this.
        I respect him and his work, but every mission opens with a credits and closes with a credits with Hideo Kojima popping up everywhere....
        It's a bit much.
        I get it he directed, and created and all that - and I'm so appreciative of his amazing work - it just doesn't need to be thrown in our faces at every mission

    Is he going to get sued for graffiti?

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