Kojima Reveals his Supporting Role in New Zone of the Enders Project
On Friday, we got our first news bits about a new Zone of the Enders project from Konami. Over the weekend, Konami creative guru, Hideo Kojima, revealed that while he’ll be involved in the creation of the new game, he’ll be more of a supporting producer.
The news comes by way of Andriasang. According to a post on the Japan-centric news site, which cites Kojima’s Twitter account, he’ll be “serving only a support role, dealing with such areas as the game’s direction and beginning planning.” But the “game design, screenplay, direction, [and] level design” will be handled by Kojima Team staff. Apparently he can’t take on too much more on the new ZOE game because he’ll be too busy overseeing his “Ogre Project,” an open-world game that’s been in development for some time now.
Kojima also revealed some more details about the game’s planned visual style, apparently saying that it will go in two different directions: “Japanimation SF Robot” style, and something akin to “live action…like Batman and the X-Men, Spider-Man.”
Take a look at the models above and below that are being scanned for use in the game. Considering that the franchise hasn’t had too many installments overall, do you think Konami is wise to continue with Zone of the Enders? Or should the company try their hand at something new?