Here is a recap of Hideo Kojima’s trip to London

Currently, Kojima is in the middle of a trip to Europe to promote Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, releasing next week. Here is what he’s been up to until now.

First, Hideo Kojima, along some other people of Kojima Productions such as senior producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi and Kojima’s personal assistant Ayako, flew to London on March 10.

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The next day, Kojima attended several meetings and an interview with Bild.de.

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“Had mtg at KDEE HQ in Windsor. Pic with Mr.Hirano & Eric.”

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Also, he met up with Nicolas Winding Refn, director of the movie Drive, one of Kojima’s recent favorites.

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“Nicolas Winding Refn came to see me all the way from Denmark to London. Overwhelmed! We talked over creation. FIST!”

March 12 started with a breakfast meeting, a walk through London, and another meeting during lunch.

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In the afternoon Kojima dropped by the BAFTA Inside Games event at Tobacco Docks, where he took some pictures with fans.

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He drove off again around 4PM. A few hours later Kojima walked the red carpet to the awards ceremony, answering some questions by different media outlets.

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(For a more extensive report of the Inside Games Event, check out this article describing this website’s impressions.)

During the BAFTA Award Ceremony, Kojima presented the Fellowship Award to RockStar Games.

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“Trophy of BAFTA was very heavy when I brought to the stage. Very surprised. “

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The next day, March 13, Kojima was interviewed by website IGN.

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Followed by an interview by Geoff Keighley. This was a live streamed interview during which people could send in their questions.

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After that, the team went out for dinner together with people from Konami Europe. Kojima received several gifts from Konami, including the walkman that appears in Ground Zeroes and a cassette tape of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs.

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This concluded Kojima’s visit to London. His next destination is Paris, where he will attend a signing session and a movie screening.

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Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Ayako Twitter

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