Kojima clarifies Enders Project staff position

Kojima a support-role producer.

May 27, 2012 / 05:51 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Hideo Kojima shared new details on Twitter today regarding his studio’s recently announced Zone of the Enders sequel, the “Enders Project.” 

“Since I am currently in beta on Project Ogre, I became the producer for the ‘Ender’s Project’,” said Kojima in a tweet. “From the start of the plan, it was clear I was just support. In reality, the game design, script, production, level design, etc. were all supervised by other staff. Even when I tried to force myself into things, I didn’t have any success.”

On Friday, Ryosuke Toriyama was also announced as a producer.

“As a producer, it’s necessary to think about whether it’ll sell or won’t sell. You can’t budget without assuming market conditions and how many will sell,” said Kojima in another tweet. “But above all that, the most important part is whether or not I can actually make what I intend. Is it better to make the next one anime style and satisfy the otaku part of my soul? Or satisfy the sci-fi part of my soul and make it photo realistic?”

In a later tweet, he added: “The creators of Gundam, Akira, and Evangelion were heavily influenced by various works from in and outside the country. Japanese creators who have an otaku and sci-fi soul use this combination technique to create and put out anime like that.”

Additionally, Kojima shared a better photo of the game’s new Orbital Frame (pictured above).

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  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    I wish kojima would open up about Project Orge

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      @FinalFantasy_fangirl: I highly assume that its going to be a next gen title.

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  • rockman29

    Been listening to that since I was sucking my mama’s teet! Beyond the Bounds is cool also. Most of the soundtrack is pretty cool, but the main themes really stand out.

    Anyway, I want that model, that looks awesome.

  • Zero

    Is it better to make the next one anime style and satisfy the otaku part of my soul? Or satisfy the sci-fi part of my soul and make it photo realistic?”

    So, ZoE 3 might be a mixture of both? Sounds good to me.

    “The creators of Gundam, Akira, and Evangelion were heavily influenced by various works from in and outside the country. Japanese creators who have an otaku and sci-fi soul use this combination technique to create and put out anime like that.”

    Absolutely!

    Finding that balance can be tough, and I think it does play a significant role in how a game is received. (The combination technique.)

    I mentioned this in one of my long posts in a topic about Versus. Current anime and stories (like in video games) from Japan have gotten away from this (somewhat) … I think it makes it more difficult for western viewers/gamers to connect with the stories today.

    Not only those 3 he mentioned, but Cowboy Bebop for example, all have western influences. The writers would mix it all together and the results speak for themselves.

    Gundam, Akira, Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion = some of the best anime ever made. I think most of us can agree on that.

  • xMCXx

    I really hope the soundtrack is as good as in ZOE 1 and 2.
    Kiss Me Sunlights and Beyond The Bounds are two of the best songs in videogame history.