Kojima Productions Playing "Support Role" On New Castlevania Game


Posted July 1, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

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One of the major reveals at this year's E3 was that Konami and Metal Gear Solid developer Kojima Productions are in fact working on a reboot of Konami's iconic Castevania franchise, entitled Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. And while Hideo Kojima fans are no doubt more than a little pleased  to hear about his involvement with the new title (unless your name is Raymond Padilla), don't expect to see the famed developer's influence smeared across every frame of the game.

In a recent interview with Famitsu, Kojima says that, "Kojima Productions is playing more of a support role" for the new game. In terms of his own contributions, Kojima explains he's currently playing the role of adviser, "leaving things to Dave [Cox] and the developers at Mercury Steam, having them fix things based on my objective viewpoint."

What kind of fixes, you ask? Evidently, you can thank Kojima for Lord of Shadow's main character's more "heroic" face, as that has been one of Kojima's major contributions to the game thus far. Now, given that the game is still a year away from release, there's still plenty of time for Kojima to get his fingerprints on the game if he so chooses. Of course, between Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, I'd say there's a good chance Kojima will remain in his adversarial role, at least for a little while longer. Although, the game did receive a bizarre/lame teaser site a while back, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.


Kojima Productions Playing "Support Role" On New Castlevania Game


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