The final two days of Hideo Kojima’s trip to Paris – Signing sessions and screenings

Promoting the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Hideo Kojima and his team visited London and Paris. Here is a summary of the final two days.

March 18

On March 18th Kojima held a signing session in the Micromania store where fans could get their copy of the game autographed.

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“Finished the signing session at MICROMANIA in Paris.”

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“With security guys at the signing session.” 

After that the team went out for lunch.

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“Visiting restaurant of Jordan’s father. one of the level designers in Kojima Productions.”

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“Korekado & Jordan in Tokyo.”

Jordan Amaro is a level designer who joined Kojima Productions last year. For some more information about his involvement in MGSV, go here.

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“With everybody.”

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“My PA ordered Calzone.”

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“I ordered Pizza. Good taste, Jordan.”

After that Kojima went to a movie screening where they were playing a trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, as well as a movie selected by Hideo Kojima: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Kojima-in-Paris-Cosplayers “My troops were standing by when I got out of car.”

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“On the boat.”

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“At sign session, Maxime Musqua from Canal+ visited me. He brought the poster signed back in 2001, when he was 13.”

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“Had event at theater w/320 fans, showing GZ trailer, JP TV ad, & a secret trailer. Then saw 2001: A Space Odyssey.”

March 19

March 19th was the final day in Europe for Kojima and co. Kojima did some more sightseeing and dropped by Konami’s office. He also took a look in one of the stores anticipating MGSV: GZ’s European release.

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“DEJA VU”

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“With team France.”

Fun fact: the woman left from Kojima is Cécile Caminades, of whom the character in Peace Walker was based.

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“Taking a walk.”

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“With Oskunk, the artist in Paris who made this brilliant FOX art.”

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“Pierre from Paris branch, who helped us a lot during our stay.”

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“Montmartre.”

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“GZ launch. To fans from Paris with LOVE.”

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“Launch in Europe, expect something tomorrow. Hint: MICROMANIA.”

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“U will see it tomorrow.”

In the evening, the team stepped on a plane back to Japan, concluding the European tour.

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“Will I make it on time to Kojima Station?!”

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Konami France Twitter

  • So many good feelings coming from this article, kojima looked so happy too :]

  • Janeo

    Oh man come on the guy in the tuxedo had the eyepatch on the wrong eye that’s just poor kojima would have been disappointed

    • Hey come on, Even a young Solidus could wear a tuxedo too! 😉

    • i thought the same thing at first, but well, since he has short hair it could be solid with a problem on his left eye hahaha (but if that was the case he must have been smoking cigarettes and not a cigar! (TIME PARADOX))

      • Janeo

        I was just on kojimas twitter and saw that guy in another picture later on and he had the eyepatch on the right eye so someone must of let the guy know

        • hahaha, thank god someone told him

  • flying_fox

    Hey that’s me! 🙂 I’m on one of these pics, waiting to get my copy signed. 😉

    What a great day, THANK YOU HIDEO!!

  • PrinceHeir

    great!

  • glitchbomb

    Wow, those glasses are pretty slick. Its funny, I was watching the Ask Me Anything interview when I mentioned the odd sleeves and cut of his sweater, to which my girlfriend responded “…It’s called style!”.
    She’s right though. I just never really noticed just how damn stylish Kojima is.

  • wow, those seemed like the best days from the trip, what an amazing thing to be able to watch space odyssey on a cinema, even more with kojima on the same room, it reminded me that earlier today i red that the film is gonna be re-released on britain later this year, i was consumed by envy haha, it would be great to see it re-released on more countries

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