I have been going to the Tokyo Game Show since 2004. I believe this is the first year that Hideo Kojima is not appearing on stage.
Here is 2004.
[Photo: Game Impress Watch]
[Photo: IT Media]
This is 2008.
[Photo via Jonathan Sewell]
This is not Hideo Kojima. It's an announcer guy and Sentarou, a Japanese comedian who really loves Metal Gear. Neither of them made The Phantom Pain. And who wants to hear from the guy who created the game? Eh...
The odd thing -- in a year of odd Konami things -- is that Hideo Kojima was at this year's Tokyo Game Show, but as a visitor.
This reminds me of when Kojima recently wandered around Tokyo autographing things because there wasn't a signing session set up for The Phantom Pain.
Top photo: S_blacky