I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still working on one of my two projects — the more important one — and it’s coming along very well. Hopefully I can announce details within the month, because it’s something I believe you will all go crazy for and I don’t want MGSV to completely outshine it before I can get you guys hyped for it.
That’s right, my hiatus and my project is definitely related to Metal Gear, and I’ve been devoting all my free time to it in the hopes that you will love it. Did you think I could abandon the series with Metal Gear Solid V on the way? Come on.
Thank you for being patient with me, folks. There’s a lot left to do, but I’m putting my blood, sweat, and tears into it. I’ve probably lost 10 pounds from forgetting about meals and pushing myself to do more. Every step closer makes me more confident that it will be exactly what fans of this site have been secretly wanting all these years. I can’t say more than that, but I will say to stay tuned.
P.S. Big congratulations to our affiliate The Snake Soup for making it to their 12 year anniversary!!
I don’t understand Japanese, but Anoop Gantayat from Andriasang does. He looks at Kojima’s tweet for us, and explains:
Hideo Kojima has been talking up his mysterious “Project Ogre” at Twitter for the past year. In Japanese, he refers to the project as “Oni Project.” Today, he clarified what the “Oni” means.
There have been a few theories of what the Oni might mean. Perhaps this is such a big project that it’s devilish or demonic. Or perhaps it’s a game that requires Kojima to close off his heart as he makes it (this is from a proverb involving Oni, I believe).
These two are both incorrect, said Kojima at Twitter today. The meaning is more literal. Oni Project is a game that deals with Oni in some capacity.
Oni can be translated to a variety of things, including demon, devil, and, of course, ogre. Based off Kojima’s Tweets, it’s unclear if he’s saying that the game deals with Oni as a subject matter, or if it’s the player who handles Oni in some form (collecting spirits and so-forth).
That’s actually a huge revelation: the game involves actual demons. Kojima seems to be really passionate about this project, and I can’t wait to see what it’s about. Sneaking through hell, smoking brimstone cigars and trying to fight a demonic Metal Gear?
Playing games, working on projects, enjoying Spring — you know, fun stuff. Namely, I’ve been playing L.A. Noire, Portal 2, and most recently The Witcher 2. That’s on top of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Team Fortress 2, and Minecraft. We gamers are living in a pretty good time right now. But games and entertainment have never been enough to pull me away from writing about Metal Gear: the fact is, I always need to be creating something.
I’ll keep writing articles for the site, doing comics, and so on when I feel like it, but if you want to know what I’m working on right now, keep reading…