Earlier today, I wrote about how I envision Hideo Kojima watching his employees scurry around like ants. Continuing with my vision, I imagine that he's even tougher on gaijin. According to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer David Cox, I'm right. He recently told Videogamer about what it's like when Kojima steps foot on foreign soil to visit Cox's gang of gaijin dog developers:
"We're s***ting ourselves! You got to make sure that the quality of what you deliver is very very high. You're constantly saying to yourself, is that really good enough? Is that really going to be good enough? It's funny, because sometimes you think, no, he's not going to like that and he loves it, and then other times you think, check this out, it's amazing, and he'll go, hmm don't know. It's s**t. So it's swings and roundabouts."
On a more serious note, it's nice to see that the developers MercurySteam are taking the project seriously and they feel pressure working under Kojima. I'm a big Castlevania fan and I've written in the past that this game wasn't fair to Iga-san. That bitterness aside, I hope this game lives up to Iga's awesome 2D Castlevania titles.
Out of curiosity, would you crap yourself if Hideo Kojima showed up to your office to check on your work?