Guillermo del Toro: “Fuck Konami”


If you tuned into last night’s The Game Awards, you got treated to a strange and visually dynamic trailer for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming PC and PlayStation 4 game, Death Stranding. Prior to this reveal, host Geoff Keighley adamantly praised Kojima, and even made a blunt jab at Konami’s treatment of the developer.

A former Hideo Kojima collaborator, Guillermo del Toro, also voiced his dislike of Konami last night, via a pretty flattering Tweet:

“FUCK KONAMI,” del Toro wrote on Twitter. He followed up by clarifying his remark, saying “Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things I’ve ever witnessed.”

If you haven’t been following the epic fallout with Konami, Kojima, and del Toro, you could say the company quietly cancelling the two creator’s Silent Hills project was the final straw that broke the camel’s back. A few months later, Kojima officially left Konami and reformed a new Kojima Productions studio.

The new Death Stranding trailer revealed last night saw Guillermo del Toro as an entirely new character – leading to many speculating how truly involved he is with the game.

Death Stranding is currently in development for PC and PlayStation 4.


Brandon Orselli


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  • Kiryu

    Most gamers agree.

  • Sckarton

    And fuck kojima too.

  • Brownninja97 .


  • Master Bating


  • sanic

    Wow rude.

  • Master Bating
  • goodbyejojo


  • Loli de 42 Anos – the Return

    in other news: water is still wet and pigs are still unable to fly.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    He’s only stating what everyone been stating for a year or two or if you are a zone of the enders fan, ten years.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    I’ll keep coming.

  • dogmentation

    Indeed, fuck Konami.
    Konami has done nothing but run their properties into the ground and foment ill will among their fanbase for years. Which is why we have Igarashi making not-Castlevania outside their control, and Kojima making not-Silent Hill outside their control. They should just give up the pretense of making video games altogether and concentrate on pachi*, which is where their bread is buttered anyway.

  • bomblord

    I just realized this is the guy we seen in the Death Stranding Trailer holding the baby

  • Wonderkarp

    I would. I bet he’s a passionate lover

  • larverto365

    More like FucKonami

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Fuck Konami AND Kojima.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I’ll never understand Konami’s “scorched earth” policy they had last year. But yeah, fuck em. They’re dead to me.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Only person they had left was Kojima and they didn’t want to support something that might end up becoming a ghost without him.

  • Stilzkin

    Top lad

  • Fuck AAA gaming companies in general.

  • Mr0303

    At this point it’s like saying fuck Hitler, but good on him for recognising industry stupidity.

  • NukeA6

    This is beating a dead horse at this point but who cares? Fuck Konami.

  • Nerris

    Close to 10 years of Konami hate here as a Bemani fan.

  • Slizzl

    So brave

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Death Stranding is looking more like a combination of not-Metal Gear, not-Silent Hill with an extra helping of “what the fuck is even going on?” (like a combination of MG and SH needed anymore) after that last trailer.

  • bigbear514

    Is this really news? A tweet from GDT saying “Fuck Konomi”. Or is this just so we can keep our circle-jerking some more.

  • Zhnigo

    It still hurts.

  • Niche’s Commenting Regulars

    Hayakawa thought that it was worth burning the fanbase since the whole unsatiatable critics and fans were become a pain in the ass and they decided to go “Bye Bitches”

  • Vernify

    I’m in the Z.O.E club. And the hate is still flowing ever so strongly within me. I really wish they would just sell the IP to someone else so we can at least get a new entry in the series.

  • Alex (ง˘ω˘)ว


  • Maria Maasaa

    Or you’re Jim Sterling

  • Dawn Blast

    Try being a Suikoden Fan…

  • Guin

    Worse, try being a Tokimemo fan.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Fuck the whole industry. Salt it and wait decades for it to be renewable.

  • Vcom7418

    Gamers agree with a movie director bashing a video game company.
    Only in 2016, people, only in 2016 do you see this kind of thing happening and make sense.

  • hachifusa

    i want Suikoden 6 so bad.


    Meh, hack filmmaker.

  • catazxy

    at least now Konami can’t say its just a minority of fans who gives them shit