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Konami Removes Hideo Kojima from the Zone of the Enders HD Website

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We’ve seen even more evidence that publisher Konami is looking to sever ties with the visionary developer Hideo Kojima, following startling rumors of the creator and his team butting heads with the company’s upper management.

On the official Zone of the Enders HD Collection page on Konami’s website, Hideo Kojima’s name was removed from the game’s synopsis. Originally, the synopsis had mentioned the collection “marks the return of two fan favorite PS2 games from Hideo Kojima”, and that “the games feature the engrossing storytelling of Hideo Kojima paired with thrilling robot fights in a futuristic interplanetary setting”.

These were changed to omit Kojima’s name, saying that the release “marks the return of two fan favourite PS2 games”, and that “the games feature the engrossing storytelling, paired with thrilling robot fights in a futuristic interplanetary setting”. However, this has since been changed back to the original wording, adding Kojima’s name back in – but not before fans had taken notice of the saddening change.

Konami has also removed Kojima’s name and his studio, Kojima Productions from the various websites the company owns, specifically their websites and branding, where Kojima’s name was removed from the artwork of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. Silent Hills is the latest in their upcoming games to have Kojima Productions removed from it.

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7 comments
  1. Siveon
    Siveon
    April 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Petty Konami is petty.

  2. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    April 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Hnmm..Don’t know if a april fool’s joke or Konami’s stupidity??

  3. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    April 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Wow Konami…go eat a bag of rotting dicks. What fucking assholes….

  4. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    April 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Jeez, at least wait until the guy is gone.

  5. Nina Bradford
    Nina Bradford
    April 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Konami can go die in a fire. Goodness, I hate these
    guys with a BURNING passion that will be fueled by stock piles of gasoline.

  6. henrykazuka
    henrykazuka
    April 2, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Am I the only one who thinks this is Kojima pulling one of his stunts?

  7. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 3, 2015 at 1:24 am

    This is just embarassing now, Konami. I can’t wait for your company to go under.

    Maybe someone else can finally make a Suikoden game once they get the IP off your corpse.