Attack of the Fanboy

Kojima wants Metal Gear Solid V to be more “erotic”

by William Schwartz


In an age where woman like Anna Sarkeesian are fighting for gender equality, and where they want woman to become less of a sex symbol, it’s certainly interesting to hear famed designer/writer/producer/director Hideo Kojima want the characters in Metal Gears Solid V: The Phantom’s Pain to be more “erotic”. His reason? Make them more cosplayable, if his Twitter feed is anything to go by.

Yoji refers to Yoji Shinkawa, the art director of Metal Gear Solid V.

Kojima also revealed plans to provide more information on the bikini clad sniper, Quiet, who certainly stole some thunder from the E3 trailer, on Friday, September 6, 3:00 A.M. ET, for cosplay purposes. According to Kojima, this came from fans who requested more information about Quiet so they could cosplay as her from the Tokyo Game Show. However, he also expressed uncertainty, saying he didn’t know if the new model of Quiet was cosplayable and whether anyone would even want to cosplay as her.

He also provided an image as an example of where he was going with this.

However, that doesn’t mean that Hideo simply cares about looks. He also mused about characterization and how someone should be able to read a character by “observing his/her silhouette, and the way he/she walks”.

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