Hideo Kojima arrives in Taiwan for the Taipei Game Show, photos of the MGSV:TPP booth

Tomorrow, on January 31st at 1pm local time, Hideo Kojima is presenting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at the Taipei Game Show. Today he arrived in Taiwan and visited the booth for rehearsals. Here are some pictures by Kojima himself, his PA Ayako Terashima and producer Ken Imaizumi.

Kojima-Taipei-Arrival

Taipei-2015-MGSV-TPP

Photo by Ayako Terashima

Kojima-Taipei-Rehearsal

“Rehearsing for tomorrow.” – Hideo Kojima

Kojima-Taipei-MGSV-Kiosk

“MGSV kiosk at Taipei Game Show.” – Hideo Kojima

Kojima-Taipei-MGSV-Merchandise

“MGS goods store opens tomorrow.” – Hideo Kojima

Taipei-2015-Diamond-Dogs-Shirts

Photo by Ken-ichiro Imaizumi

Kojima-Taipei-Taxi

“Taxi.” – Hideo Kojima

Taipei-Game-Show-2015-Billboard

“Will see you at MGSV TPP stage event SCE booth tomorrow at 1pm.” – Hideo Kojima

An one hour lasting stage event in which Kojima will share ‘new information’ will be held tomorrow, but it won’t be streamed online, so don’t expect too much from it.

Edit: There’s a Taipei Game Show stream. Keep in mind though, it’s not guaranteed they will show the MGS event during the stream.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Ayako Terashima Twitter, Ken-ichiro Imaizumi Twitter

  • Mini gear

    nyxus there’s a stream http://en-gb.twitch.tv/tgslive

    • Are they going to stream the MGS event as well?

      • Mini gear

        I think so, it happens at twelve for me

        • Added it to the bottom of the post. We’ll see what happens.

        • Big_Boss88

          For me it start at 7 a.m or something, if I checked it right. +6 time zone in Taipei

          • Shalashaska

            Last time I checked it was +8 but mayb i could be wrong.. Anyways.. i know for a fact that 5hrs and 30mins are left.. it starts at 9am my time ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Jonny McLaurine

          From what I understand is yes that twitch will stream it and rumors around town is release date is August . I think people are pulling that from all the pictures tht hideo posted on Twitter last night. Heh he also had big boss hiding in a mail Box in Taiwan heh

  • CaptainBKM

    Thanks nyxus, you pulled through again with the goods ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Big_Boss88

    Thank you for these pictures Nyx :D, even though we’re not there you bring spirit of Taipei to us <3 !

    Badass pic… 2 Big Bosses.
    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kojima-Taipei-MGSV-Kiosk.jpg

    Finally weekend…can relax. Only thing that's left to do is wait for more stuff and to check if that twitch channel possibly will show live broadcast of TPP stage. But it would be weird though, because we received the info that there will be no live stream D: .

  • Mini gear

    the march ive lost, the patience ive lost, wont stop hurting, I can even feel it in my ps4…

  • Mini gear

    on a side note if this is at or after June then people who have gz should get to play a limited demo like the e3 version of grabbing intel for where kaz is then leaving. id be satisfied for a long time

    • Big_Boss88

      I would rather suffer through the phantom pain of waiting and play it all through when it release ;D.

      Although if given the option to try play that part, not sure could I resist haha.

      • Mini gear

        im a bit drained from waiting, I just want him to realese the game :p I hope we get it before may.

        • Big_Boss88

          Aye it’s been a long wait since 2012…
          I hope something like that too, shortly before or after E3 release might be nice. So this way we wouldn’t see more of it in E3. ๐Ÿ™‚

          And the final presentation could be at GDC. Well it is the only game show that I know is coming before E3 June.

    • Jonny McLaurine

      I’ve always wondered if GZ would of been better reviewed if it had a beta of MGO. Though if both come out at same time , that can’t happen ten.

      • Shalashaska

        man the only reason everyone was pissed off was because it was basically a paid demo in the name of a game.. so yea.. valid reason there.. The game itself..EVERYONE loved ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Jonny McLaurine

          Truth. In a side note !!! Street fighter v is ps4 only. That has me verrrrerreerery happy

          • Shalashaska

            tbh.. its sorta crappy how they went exclusive.. I mean yea console owners will be happy but people gotta realize that if this continues, they’ll have to buy one of each for their games.. a Pc, A XB and PS.. competition is good but it is getting over the limit now.. with powerful consoles.. games should be going multi platform..not exclusive :/
            Exclusives sound good to the owner of the console but imagine if every second game would be a exclusive ? Then what ? That’ll be bad for normal people with normal wages but will be good for the companies releasing the games (if people fall for it)

          • Jonny McLaurine

            I agree but I know some people can’t do that. Me ? I have to own all systems. I usually buy all for everything on Playstation thet get Xbox exclusives and etc. it’s a good buisness model also because it promotes sales and have a chance to be unique . Idk If it’s a times exclusive or all exclusive.

          • Shalashaska

            lucky you, buddy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have fun with it .. it may be a timed exclusive .. atleast that is what people might be hoping for ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Shalashaska

      My thoughts exactly .. a small update to ground zeroes or another demo would be good enough to keep the wait going :/

  • FOX

    This is the firs time Kojima is showing his mgs whole world. He must be sure this will be the best game he created

  • Shalashaska

    Lets be realistic.. Kojima is going to take every second of his 2015 release date window that he has already given us.. infact even if the game is done with everything, he’ll still keep it in his lap for more checking :/
    Today I read some article after googling MGS 5 .. apparently according to the writer.. it could be pushed back to november 2015 .. like what the hell :/ That is TOO LONG.
    Also, Im beginning to lose hope for the March release for the same reasons.. There is no way he’ll give it out so quickly.. he surely wants to take more time with it.. most high expectations going into Taipei is a showcase of a snowy region and what snake can do in the snow.. those are my highest expectations for 31st :/
    ALSO, after that demoralizing post.. here is some good news ..in Yongyea’s video translation of the porto-potty he showed.. he did say that the bug checking is done .. so that is one silver lining I guess.. That is if the translation was accurate ..lets hope ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Shalashaska

      sorry.. wrong picture xD ..all the sadness of MGS 5’s being so late is getting to my head :’/

    • metalgearjax

      Yeah I also read an article saying that it’s rumored to be pushed back to Nov which sucks but then again I can take solice in knowing they are making sure the game is ready unlike other developers. the “kept you waiting, huh?” Is synonymous with mgs for a reason ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Jonny McLaurine

        Guys the reason they are saying rumor of nov ? Is because they think he won’t release this game around now till September because of all the big IPs being released. Only thing people are forgetting is that none o those games have any hype like MGS has built up. I’ll say whatever month koji releases it in , other games will delay themselves . Pretty sure the order and etc. Will not affect MGS sales as much as people think they will. I’ve always been thinking this summer for release. June to August sounds about perfect.

        • Shalashaska

          Lets hope he gives us ANY news at Taipei..
          As for the other big IPs.. pfft.. nothing will stop MGS 5 from earning big time.. they should know that ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Jonny McLaurine

            I don’t think a release date yet , well it’s Tapei which is pretty much aimed at Playstation. Now I giess I kinda gave myself an idea too. More ps than xbox1 yes? I still don’t think release because of it but at same time a release date night sell more ps4

          • Shalashaska

            thinking about it that way.. Kojima would be more loyal to PS .. but from a business man stand-point, he wouldnt do something like that for such reasons :/
            7 more hours left, btw

          • Jonny McLaurine

            Heh yea it will be midnite here and 1 am in Taiwan. I hope this gameplay will be a new continent , really am hoping.

          • Shalashaska

            …Just go to sleep, buddy.. there isnt any livestream.. we’ll just have to wait for Koji or KJStation to release whatever they are showcasing..

      • Shalashaska

        Dude.. I can bet you that the game is already ready right now or will be in a few months .. only thing is kojima is like a freaking perfectionist and will take ALL THE TIME he has in the world to release the game which will really be messed up.. waiting so long has been enough man.. its beginning to get to my head.. :/

        • Mini gear

          I wanna buy it right now

          • Shalashaska

            if only we could..

    • Cmosfbincludestdioh

      I dont think it will be pushed back to november very unlikely guess we just have to wait and see .
      I mean they said “its only a little longer” till that very announcement.

      • Shalashaska

        true that.. lets hope.. 6more hrs left for Taipei and I’m ready for any announcement ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Mini gear

      November, I cant except that, this game is already done in my eyes that’s too long

      • Shalashaska

        I’m gonna die if I have to wait that long :/

    • Mini gear

      remember never trust kdrama stars or 4chan. before the November delay they said march 17 a month ago and that CES would be release date.

      • Shalashaska

        lol never knew that.. thanks bud ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Big_Boss88

      They said in middle of last year I think that it might release Q4 2015 or even 2016, depending on how the development goes. Well coming this year and they’re on the finishing line. But dont give up hope for earlier release and don’t believe all you read. I’m positive that it won’t release so late. Kojima is a perfectionist, but he knows we dont want it so late after GZ.

      Also we ain’t getting release date imo and won’t be March. Because they said no live stream. When they announce release date there gotta be a live stream, as they wanna make it a huge and loud announcement for everyone to hear. Which aint working imo if they tell ppl no stream and by any chance it does show in live stream tomorrow… they won’t lie to us like this when it would be about RD.

      We gonna get it in GDC I know it. But if it comes in November, well so be it ;D. At least it will be perfect.

      • Shalashaska

        Are you serious ? oh god.. man I cant wait that long.. :/
        Yea.. lets hope..

        Same thoughts here.. them saying there isnt a live stream is basically telling fans “dont expect the release date”.. I too think that GDC in march is when they’ll finally give the date for Q2-Q3 and hopefully not Q4 :/

        • Big_Boss88

          Well if it release that late, all we can do it wait. It seriously sucks ;D… but it can’t be helped T_T…

  • Man, the merchandise for this game has been awesome. A lot of games have ridiculous branded shirts and stuff. Everything for the phantom pain has looked really cool.

    • Shalashaska

      Especially the hoodies.. man they look GOOD!

    • Big_Boss88

      I want it all!

  • Shalashaska

    7 hrs and 45 minutes left! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lets buckle up, guys.

    • Big_Boss88

      Damn I gotta wake up quite early ;). Lets get this show started!

  • Z!

    MGS is a great franchise, i like the direction kojima has taken on MGS. This whole project ogre thing was a genuis plan in his mind back then (probably after MGS4 2008).
    Good Luck with MGS V. I will buy it day one <3

  • solidsnack

    that stage is huge! makes me think that we will get a cool announcement!

  • Ravenous

    Anyone know if the presentation will be in english? I would assume that it’s not going to be in japanese, but is the convention international enough to use english instead of translating from japanese to taiwanese?

    • 223hzy

      there is no way it is gonna be in english

      • Ravenous

        So we assume that everyone in taiwan knows japanese? Or Kojima has a taiwanese translator? ๐Ÿ˜›

        I’m thinking in terms of how soon we can expect translations to appear online btw ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 223hzy

          maybe kojima has one or the convention will arrange one

          • Ravenous

            Could very well be, let’s just hope there are people who’d be willing to translate the translation to english for us XD

          • 223hzy

            I understand taiwanese ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Ravenous

            Then you’ll let us know if something NEW is announced? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 223hzy

            No unless it’s a release date. Nyxus will get you covered.

  • Javier Sosa

    Reading this just make me feel more anxious for tpp.

    • Theo Cevallos

      That has something to do with Quiet’s appearance (among other things), he said so himself when criticized by reporters and other people from the game industry. That there was a reason for the way she looked, and once you knew why, you’d be ashamed of yourself.

    • uya333

      that statement is so stupid, there is no way Kojima would have to leave the industry, he is fukin god. he would have to put something like hardcore porn to have to live the industry, or mess up with the iluminati if you know what i mean.

  • Mini gear

    kojimaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa please release this soon ๐Ÿ™

  • ominonarepus

    Kojima is a troll , I think that’s clear , and gives you a surprise when you least expect (PT ) so I hope , at least , something new.

  • Guest

    This is not as good , but I had never noticed that the red V appears the symbol !

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kojima-Taipei-Rehearsal.jpg

  • Mini gear

    I cant wait for new news, it makes me know some day this is out

  • vic boss

    The mod for the tgslive channel on twitch just said that Kojima will be at the sony booth only. that he won’t be at the stream on twitch .

  • Fancymole

    Just was at the stream guys, no stream to be had at the twitch site, will not be streamed here.
    Probably going to have to wait for Koji to upload it or the next KJS.

    • Shalashaska

      was just there too.. just saw you asking :/

      • Fancymole

        It truly is a shame, there would be so many eyes on this stream, I wouldn’t be able to count on my fingers. Oh and Shalashaska, a few friends and I are going to be doing a let’s play of TPP when we become more popular. (also when the game EVENTUALLY comes out.)

        • Theo Cevallos

          saw you singing just now :p

          • Fancymole

            I’ll have the entire chat singing Nuclear by the end of this goddamn!

          • Mini gear

            I was there :p

        • Shalashaska

          yea.. I’m just gonna get some redbull,and then go gaming in order to forget TPP exists :/
          That sounds nice, man.. make sure to send us a link thru, we may be able to check it out..although.. i suggest dong a guide video because those arewhat people will be looking for.. everyone who knows about the game may already be playing it because it’s multi-platform.. no need for them to watch a lets play.. a guide on the other hand .. people would watch ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Fancymole

            I’m still watching the stream and boy people are only in it for SFV or MGSV, It’s sad that they won’t be streaming either. *evil laughter* on another note, I might make a guide myself but do a seperate let’s play with my friends, along with some MGO gameplay.

          • Shalashaska

            I was therealshalashaska xD

  • Shalashaska

    Ok So ive been checking around and apparently THERE IS NO ONE COVERING MGS 5 LIVE STREAM.. Yea.. no one.. Mayb I’m wrong But I can tell you this much.. our hopes for a release date and a March release..have just gone up in flames :/
    This game is no where near a damn release so im guessing we’ll have to wait another half a year for it.. :’/

    • Mini gear

      I just went nuclear

      • Theo Cevallos

        like this

  • AV

    So far the stream is purely ads and it doesn’t look like it will change. Plus, i don’t speak Thai or Japanese

  • Mini gear

    I hate you kojima… ;_; im gonna curl up and cry now

  • Shalashaska

    FOR THOSE WHO WANT LIVE UPDATES.. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=982940&page=5
    LOOKS LIKE .. the only news we get is about localization ? its 30minutes in right now :/
    @Nyxus:disqus
    @minigear:disqus
    @eeroheikkinen:disqus

    • Mini gear

      im already there :_; only localization news…

      • Shalashaska

        yup.. wow..atleast another trailer would have been nice.. what exactly did they mean when they said they’ll record whatever is showed here and show it in an episode on KJS.. THERE IS NOTHING SHOWED

        • Mini gear

          we can rewatch the day a part of us died

          • Shalashaska

            i kept my expectations low.. damn I didnt know i’d have to keep it THAT low :/

  • Invader_skoodge

    I’m watching the stream right now and all it really does is remind me of these two Taiwanese girls I met in Japan. They were from Taipei. Long story short the 3 of us ended up in my apartment. Ah…those were the days…. ( > o ^ )b

    • Shalashaska

      ok…. where is this stream ? o.O

      • Invader_skoodge

        Oh..nah. LOL It’s the one from the link. Just Taipei made me think of these girls I met in Japan. I gave up on Kojima. I just have time to kill so I’m watching it either way.

        • Shalashaska
          • Mini gear

            kojima is back doing random things instead of pleasing fans

          • Invader_skoodge

            I’m all out of fiddles. So joke’s on kojima. T0T

          • Invader_skoodge

            Nice. We can see the Trolling develop live. haha.

  • Mini gear

    what kojima did today was just evil. The world calls for a release date, and we answer. words ill never hear

    • Shalashaska

      so much for “new TPP info”

      • Mini gear

        expectation train

  • thetrooper1989

    Kojima announces his plan to reveal Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s release date info in yearly increments.

    December 2015 – 5th

    December 2016 – March

    December 2017 – 2018

    ( อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐ)

    • Mini gear

      I wanna punch a wall iinto dust right now

  • Invader_skoodge
    • Mini gear

      mine

  • Venom_Sina

    What did I tell you?He’s gonna show us nothing!!!Just a localized version for Chinese/Taiwanese gamers,and some beautiful Taiwanese girls!!! I said all of that about 15 days ago.

    • Mini gear

      -__-

    • Shalashaska

      dude .. i had hoped for atleast a trailer but .. nope.. he thought.. why show anything.. took the hoepe and smashed it into the wall and kicked it in till it bled.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah,even a 30 second trailer would’ve satisfied me,but nothing,absolutely nothing!!!
        I feel like a played fiddle after a concert!!!

        • Shalashaska

          same here .. if youre on the neogaf thread.. they are saying that maybe rising 2 was hinted at but no details or anything.. but honestly.. right now.. i dont care about raiden or Rising 2 :/

          • Mini gear

            “rubbing our noses in false release date dirt, all for hype”

          • Venom_Sina

            Aye.But I’m absolutely sure it is nothing.They’re not gonna show us anything new.

          • Shalashaska

            rising 2 was coming.. everyone knows that a small number in wont change the fact that TPP was basically ignored today despite them saying that there will be info :s

  • Shalashaska

    My exact reaction to Taipei.

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–FoODfMlD–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/bpdkc1i8l1lp0ds5sfdz.gif

    Keep expectations lower they said.. should haveve been more like dont expect at all..
    Didnt he say he was rehearsing ? and that they were gonna release whatever they showed later and that there would be new info about tpp ? o.o this is
    Didnt know i should havve kept my expectations THIS low

    • Mini gear

      our expectations need to be buried

      • Shalashaska

        or burnt *

        • Mini gear

          its the end of expactations

    • Invader_skoodge

      But we’re MGS Fans. We don’t know the meaning of low expectations. And Hype is our trigger word.

  • Invader_skoodge

    Now people are going on about Metal Gear Rising getting a sequel. Pfft

    • Venom_Sina

      I saw that too.Just don’t expect anything,because it may be nothing.

    • Shalashaska

      my guess is that hint was all crap to keep people happy about something, perhaps ? he is making Silent hills after this.. how they hell will he make rising 2 too? oh that is if someone else makes it.. in that case.. still wont be close to MGS TPP so not that happy aboyt that :/

      • Invader_skoodge

        I would guess Platinum might do it. But with what they did to my favorite cartoon show Legend of Korra; I would think twice about buying one of their games.

        • Mini gear

          have kojima direct it when he’s done with tpp and Id get it

          • Shalashaska

            he will be doing Silent hills .. you know.. P.t ?

          • Mini gear

            my bad, after tpp and pt

          • Shalashaska

            and that my friend is a long long time.. first he has to finish TPP.. then start AND finish Silent hills so I doubt he’ll be doing rising 2 if it releases any time in this or the coming year.. plus knowing the world.. they’ll probably release it next gen only so i wont be able to play it.. even hoping for it to be cross gen is useless im guessing

          • Mini gear

            I just want tpp right now, I don’t care anymore if kojima isn’t satisfied, im satisfied, I cant take this waiting much more

          • Invader_skoodge

            After silent hills I want kojima to work on a new IP I’m pretty sure that’s what he wants too. So that’s why he trolls his MGS fans. He’s probably thinking “no matter how hard I troll they still want MGS. I’m never gonna make something new.”

        • Shalashaska

          i dont even know how to react to this new.. im just gonna go lie down and try not to cry

    • PrinceHeir
  • Mini gear

    its 2015 and we don’t have a window yet… I said the same thing 6 months ago, I don’t mind waiting but I want to know how long im waiting for

  • Mini gear

    I think im gonna try to sleep off this sadness, good night

  • ๅˆ้‡‘่ฃ…ๅค‡

    The Chinese version is coming.Itโ€˜s so good

    • cardboardbox engineer

      good for you.

    • Shalashaska

      Good for you, buddy

    • PrinceHeir

      Damn!

      Chinese always get’s the good stuff. They tend to have 2 versions of the games.

      They can have Japanese voice with Chinese subs or English voice with Chinese subs.

      Though i don’t know why Kojima won’t just make the console versions dual audio like the PC versions.

      Either way Win Win to them ๐Ÿ˜›

      Wish SCEA/SCEE were dedicated like that.

  • Sn4ke_911

    METAL GEAR RISING 2 TEASED!!!

    • Shalashaska

      honestly..rising can wait.. TPP first :/

    • CodeBox

      Please be true!!! I would love to play MGR 2 after TPP is released!

  • FOX

    ฤฐ dont care about Rising neither do true mgs fans. All we want is a relase date even if you relase it in fucking 2016

    • Shalashaska Has Landed

      Why do legions of MGS fans constantly impose their own subjective preferences that exists only in their mind, by saying “true fans” within their statement of dissatisfaction & personal fanboyism, as if this self-proclaimed label makes their random comments have value and merits?

      • FOX

        You’re not a mgs fan so you will never understand

        • Shalashaska Has Landed

          Logic at its finest.

  • CodeBox

    I think June is looking the most realistic but could you imagine if Kojima came out at GDC with a new trailer and a release date for March 17th?

    On that note, do any of you guys think the new trailer will be shown at either:

    Feb 3rd-5rd – D.I.C.E. Awards
    or

    Mar 2nd-6th – GDC (Game Developer Conference)

    • Big_Boss88

      I think GDC could be it :).

  • Colin Reid

    Supposedly Rising 2 was hinted at the event. Source: http://bit.ly/1zHVbjF

  • Big_Boss88

    So I decided to sleep through the event and it seems I kind of made the right choice. By looking at below comments we didn’t get to see some kind of exciting stuff like trailer etc. Rising 2 is nice news I guess, but all I care about is TPP ;). Kojima then won’t maybe do it when he work on SH for years…

    Some knew Taipei won’t give anything big, so I was preparing for slight disappointments while remaining excited.
    Oh well, time to bury this sadness by playing other games ;(…life goes on…and the waiting.

  • PrinceHeir

    Hype as hell for Metal Gear Rising 2!!!

    Bayonetta 2 and potentially Rising 2 To be the best Action Game series of all time!!

    They haven’t even showed Scalebound yet! Damn Platinum Games are on a roll!! One of the best developers ever!

    Give me Rising 2 and The Phantom Pain!

  • Andrea Feletti

    Am I wrong about this thing? Did MGS4 release date was known in january 2008? I’m not sure it was. My conclusion is that we have to “suffer” everytime a MGS game comes out ๐Ÿ™‚

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