Kojima wanted Kamiya for Metal Gear Rising - Gematsu
Kojima wanted Kamiya for Metal Gear Rising
posted on 12.13.11 at 09:41 PM EST by (@salromano)
But then there'd be delays and fights, says Inaba.

Hideki Kamiya, creator of Devil May Cry and director of Bayonetta, isn’t directing Metal Gear Rising. Though, he was Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima’s first request upon signing the company to the Metal Gear Solid spinoff.

“The first thing I told Inaba when we started to work together on Metal Gear Rising was that I wanted Kamiya to direct the game,” Kojima told EGM. “But then Inaba told me, ‘If you work with Kamiya, you will be delayed. In fact, you will be very delayed!’ So, that option was out. Besides, Kamiya told me that there’s this old Konami Famicom game called The Legend of Getsu Fūma that he loves, and that’s the only Konami property he wants to work on with me. So, we’ll have to see about that.”

The two developer legends wouldn’t have always seen eye to eye, anyway, according to Rising producer Atsushi Inaba.

“I was worried about the schedule,” he said, “but more than that, I could clearly see that at some point, if they worked together, Kojima and Kamiya were going to have a huge fight, and I’d have to step in as the producer. I didn’t want any part of that. I’d love to see them fight, but not if I have to be involved!”

So then who will take the position as developer on this game risen from development hell?

“It’s someone from Platinum,” Kojima said.

And he said no more.

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  • FaithlessMr

    I’ll lol if in the end it Kamiya turns out to be the game’s director.

    What? They lied to us before when they said this game was not being developed with the support of Platinum games. So this could very well happen despite all of their excuses.

    • Sal Romano

      @FaithlessMr: It was a necessary lie, I think. And they weren’t as in-depth on that lie as they’re being on the subject of Kamiya.

      • FaithlessMr

        @Sal Romano: Yes, I don’t blame ’em for lying, not at all. We’re actually to blame for trying to know everything before we’re supposed to in fact lol.

        Still, the whole way they’re excusing Kamiya’s absence from this project really leads me to believe they really want us to “look the other way” and then let us know he is directly involved in this project.

        Not that I think that his absence would hurt this game in any way or another. The trailer cracked me up and it’s one I want to keep an eye out for, regardless of who’s sitting in the director’s chair.

  • I lost a lot of interest in this game. With that said, I will still get it but it looks more like a button mashing title now and not the precision gameplay from the first trailer. The engine that MGS4 ran on was amazing but now it looks like its running off of what Bayonetta uses. I am disappointed.

    • KingdomPersona

      @Keegs79: some people don’t like charge you’re one of them sorry and the gameplay look the same man just a little different and I will keep saying this til the day I die graphics don’t make a game no matter how crappy it look and the graphics on this game is fine just saying man but whatever be disappointed.(Not trying to attack you so don’t get the wrong idea)

      • @KingdomPersona: Graphics are the first impression. That is what I am going by obviously and you all need to stop getting your panties in a bunch. Didn’t I say “more like” a button masher? I didn’t refer it as one. It won’t have the precision gameplay of MGS. Its shifting its play style significantly and that is obvious from the first trailer to the new one. They are completely different.

        • KingdomPersona

          @Keegs79: *Clap* your right your so right thanks for twisting my word to love it when people on this site do that so how about you clam down and buy the game and thank for attack me because I didn’t say anything bad to you and your right Graphics are SO important I take a note on that.

    • KainArkanos

      @Keegs79: How is this a button masher in any way? When they first revealed it, they planned it as a title that would utilize the playstation move for all the slashing. I’m not quite sure if they’ve changed those plans though.

      • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

        @KainArkanos: “How is this a button masher in any way” Have you ever played a game by platinum?

        • Genesis

          @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler: Lol PG games were button mashers? I dont remember mashing buttons on Vanquish…Nor Mad World…Oh and Bayonetta. The combo system is too beast to just button mash :/

          • @Genesis: One person isn’t enough? You all have to come defend MGS? I love MGS but I am not going to have blind love for the series but when did I say “it is” a button masher. I said it looks more like a button masher. I am not sure but it looks complete different. As for Bayonetta, If it isn’t, what is? I don’t have anything wrong with button mashers in the first place but I was hoping for something more series than the over the top gameplay that was shown! As for Vanquish, nobody is stupid to think of it as a button masher. It is a third person shooter.

            You people need to relax. I said I will still get the game so I still have some interest in it but you all want to bounce on me because I said something negative to your beloved franchise.

            • Genesis

              @Keegs79: I recall replying to someone else and not “Keegs79” lol reply to the other 2 that mentioned you…Not “I” hehe

        • @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler:It looks way over the top like most platinum games and I love that out of their games but I don’t expect that or want that out of MGS titles. Also when I said Bayonetta, I was referring to the engine which I will not back up on. It looks like it is running on their engine and that to me is less impressive than what MGS4 uses. Regardless if it is a button masher, it looks like one. That in itself makes me disappointed. I don’t know why I am replying to all your replies. You all can’t seem to stand any negativity toward MGS.

          • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

            @Keegs79: Im 100% with you,platinum is a fine devoloper,just not for this.

            And yeah all the fanboys swarming us are really annoying

    • Kobracon

      @Keegs79: I can see your point of view. I’m sure there are alot more like you who expected more stealth precision gameplay out of an MGS title, but like the 25 min interview vid mentioned, its a spin-off and handled by PG. PG has never made a tactical stealth game and y’know what they say, stick to what you know. And no one knows action games more than Platinum Games. Honestly I’m still pretty curious about the precision slicing. I think its still there, just not given much spotlight.

      There are parts in the interview where he counters and slows down time, and he seems to be able to cut in any direction, just not sure how its controlled…..

  • Genesis

    Kamiya-san <3 <3

  • NCloud

    Doesn’t matter who the director is. Platinum games are full of talented people.

  • Leonix7791

    I can’t wait for this game,after watching the 25mins vid i’m more hype then ever.

    Kojima believes Platinum and so Platinum is getting direction from the man himself.Nuff for me.