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In the video game industry, few people known as synonymous with franchises, such as Ken Levine, Shigeru Miyamoto and Masahiro Sakurai, have managed to mark it with their works. Within the list is Hideo Kojima, a creative who has achieved great popularity thanks to the work done mainly in Metal Gear. It is always interesting to know more about the design philosophy of these people and, if you consider yourself a follower of Hideo Kojima’s work and would like to know more about his creativity, then you will be interested to know that you will be able to know more about him thanks to a book that finally it will come to the West.
The main creative responsible for the creation of Metal Gear and the man whose body is 70% made of movies, Hideo Kojima, in 2019 released a book in 2019 titled The Gifted Gene and my Lovable Memes. This work is a collection of essays written directly by the developer around a variety of topics, such as music, books and movies that Kojima likes.
Unfortunately for Western fans, they were unable to read the book because it is only available in Japanese. But there is good news, since the company VIZ Media will be in charge of the localization of the book for the West, so you can find it translated into English with a longer name: The Creative Gene: How Books, Movies, and Music Inspired The Creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid.
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Hideo Kojima’s book will give a glimpse into the mind of the creative
As the title of the work shows, the material will offer details about what has inspired Hideo Kojima to create the franchises for which he is recognized together with his studio Kojima Productions.
“Since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music and books. They ignited their passion for stories and storytelling, and the result can be seen in their revolutionary and iconic video games. Today as the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for the medium of entertainment has not waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry and offers an exclusive look at one of the brightest minds in popular culture, ”reads the book’s official synopsis (via Polygon ).
The Creative Gene: How Books, Movies, and Music Inspired The Creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid will be available starting October 12 of this year. So far it is not known if there will be a Spanish edition and it was not revealed what the cover of the book will be, but VIZ Media shared the Japanese one, which we leave you next. We will keep you informed.
Image: VIZ Media
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After the launch of Death Stranding for PlayStation 4 and the adaptation that was for PC, Hideo Kojima has not spoken about his next project, but has shown that he would like to make a horror title. Some fans even believe that the developer has hinted at his project multiple times. You can find more news related to Hideo Kojima by visiting this page.
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