Voice recordings still ongoing at Kojima Productions

While fans around the world are eagerly awaiting a release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions is still hard at work finishing the game. It appears voice recordings aren’t quite done yet, as Kojima has been recording with Japanese voice actors Satoshi Mikami (Ocelot) and Tomokazu Sugita (Kaz).

Update: Belgian fansite metalgearsolid.be has provided a translation of the few lines we can see on the paper. The dialogue recorded is for various radio communications. The text on the paper reads (translated from French to English, so obviously it may differ from the official script):

Explaining to the player that attacking will have no effect
10001/Miller – “Boss, any attack is useless!” (column 1502)
10002/Ocelot – “Stop! It serves no purpose!” (column 1502)

Check out Kojima’s pictures of the recording session below.

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“VO session.”

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“Had a reunion at VO session.”

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“We had Mr.Satoshi Mikami (VO: Ocelot) at studio today.”

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“And Mr.Tomokazu Sugita (VO: Kaz).”

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Remember, both Kaz and Ocelot are radio contacts and will have a lot of lines in the game, so it’s no surprise the recording takes up a great deal of time. In any case, the release window of the game should be announced soon.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter (Japanese & English)

  • Raymondius

    Sorry…

  • Andrea Feletti

    “…so never mind voice overs
    We still can find a date
    ‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever
    Even cold Ground Zeroes rain…”
    cit. Axl rose lol

    • Big_Boss88

      Awesome ;D ! November Rain ftw <3

  • FMercenary

    No end in sight…

  • Kawaii Monster

    Why Kojima…. (T~T)

  • Andrea Feletti

    Anyone knows what the lines in japanese mean?

    • Guest

      汎用無線_Type0 is the script of CODEC I think

  • Ravenous

    Anyone know enough Japanese to read the text on the pages? Could be something interesting there….maybe…

    • Javier Sosa

      ctrl c, google traductor, ctrl v

  • MrVux007
  • Shalashaska

    Practically sums up all the mix reactions in my mind. yup.

  • Vegas

    So the VO in english is done, right? Might as well give us the game first 😀 right?? Right?!?!?!??!?!

    • FOX

      How come english VO is done before japaneese?

      • Invader_skoodge

        I think because the face/motion caption was done by the English actors and it’s being dubbed in Japanese.

        • Raymondius

          True, this is the first time that English is original language. But don’t dream about playing first, it will be released at the same time.

        • FOX

          i think opposite

        • True, it used to be the other way around, but now the English voices are the original ones and the Japanese the dubs, so yeah.

      • Vegas

        Why not? Its not like a movie, there is not a defined order.

  • Silverius

    Fuck my life!!!

  • Omar Potter

    Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!!!!!!!!

  • FOX

    im tired of playing GZ and Kaz’s voice on the radio.Bring on the THE PHANTOM PAİN!

  • Golgari

    Yeah… Forget about June release. Basically Q3 of 2015.
    We can probably expect MGSV at E3 and Gamescom.

    • César H. Sandoval

      December 31, 2015

    • Shalashaska

      nah.. this doesnt say much other than its not a march-may release.. surely a june-july-august.. hating the wait though :/
      My guess is that it’ll release sometime after may .. worst-to-worse.. after august :/

      • Edward Wokhands

        Unless it’s a few lines we’ve got a long wait. I was thinking April but after seeing this I’m thinking Q3 now too. I honestly think this is Kojima’s way of saying “it’s going to be later than you’re all thinking” without outright saying it.

        • Shalashaska

          yea perhaps… lets hope for GDC.. its ot a long way out. I SWEAR WE DONT GET A RELEASE DATE AT GDC, I WILL TEAR MY HAIR OUT!

  • Invader_skoodge

    All hope is lost. I don’t know if Kojima realizes how much he’s hurting his fans by teasing th……Wait. He’s Trolljima! Of course he knows!

    https://politicsofthehap.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/the_534f1d_2036809.jpg

  • Kol Leqejza

    maybe it’s hayter they waiting for: “had a reunion at VO session”

    • I don’t know if anybody so far has pointed this out, but i think the whole David Hayter thing is just another ruse for the game’s promotion.
      They wouldn’t destroy such a professional relationship with Hayter and Hayter wouldn’t nag about their poor choice in front of the media.

      He’s gonna be in TPP. I know it.

      • The image David Hayter retweeted was made by this Belgian fansite: http://www.metalgearsolid.be/david-hayter-repond-aux-questions-des-fans-de-mgs-1725.html

        You can see their logo in the corner. So that’s were the picture comes from.

        Hayter probably just saw the image and thought it was funny, so he tweeted it.

        • I saw the site. They’ve got quite an analysis of the whole thing.
          Seriously, they’ve even made an analysis of the feathers floating in the air in the hospital ambush trailer!

      • Shalashaska

        IMHO, He may and i say MAY with a heavy heart because the possibility is pretty IFy and we have no confirmation.. MAY be solid snake in TPP. or in future installments that are bound to come. People who are gonna say he said this will be his last.. paaaaleeasee.. he has said that for he last 2 games too.. this is Kojima, people! The minute he feels like breaking more boundaries, BOOM! ANOTHER MGS. Atleast thats what im hoping for xD

        • Kojima did say that there are flashbacks in the game, maybe those parts + some other. They need the man.

          On the other hand, Kojima the “Trolijima” isn’t gonna make another MGS for some time. He’s got Silent Hills on his hands and Guillermo is around to hang with.

          • Shalashaska

            Yea but what if the flashbacks are re-done in fox engine (which they most probably are because taking videos from old games seems too lazy for Kojima’s style), he doesnt need hayter for that.. Plus it’s his property, he can take MGS 3/Pwalker Snake and re-do it in fox engine with kiefer Voicing it.. We’ve just gotta take with a pinch of salt that mayb hayter will not be back and if he does, he may be back as solid snake rather than Bboss.. I hope that somewhere along the game i just hear hayter’s voice but that is me hoping for that to happen.. im not expecting that to happen though ..

          • Well, Kojima’s a big fan of cinematic style cutscenes in his games. Plus, from what i’ve seen, he’s changed his style for MGS V, something like current Hollywood movies which consists of 1 continuous shot for the entire scene, plus some facial expression stuff and there you have it.
            My theory is that Hayter’s needed for the new cinematic style. His old voice over’s just ain’t gonna cut it.

      • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

        Lol wishful thinking. If he is, he will be snake. Somehow I’m guessing this will lead up to metal gear one or some crap. I doubt it though, If he’s not, I honesltly won’t miss him. Sutherland has more range in terms of vocal expression. Hayter is grunt all the time, which isn’t bad, but for V I just think its better this way, the evolution of face expression allows for a more ranged voice.

        just my two cents.

        • I think he’s just gonna up the ante’, live up to the higher standard.

  • Mini gear

    aghhhhh…. Aghhhhhhhhh…. I hate you so much kojima

  • Javier Sosa

    Dont worry, they have nothing to do with Zadornov.

  • solidsnack

    i’ll forgive them for a long wait so long as we get a collectors edition with that prosthetic arm!

  • Guest

    Sugita looks like an awesome guy to hang out with.

  • Amirmasoud Roostaei

    -_- ……………. Sure

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    And it goes on and on and on…

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    Taking 12 years to release tho…. I’ll forgive Kojima , as long as the servers to mgo3 NEVER shut down ; )

    • Kawaii Monster

      I second your comment, as long as MGO server’s ain;t shut down…. but I kinda doubt it as the studio doesn’t like paying for server costs but heres hoping, I read a comment on the twitter stating and I quote “…If we do our jobs right there won’t be a need for MGO4.” so hey may these be the best 4 year run of MGO3 (T~T)

      • DarpaLT.Sigma_

        Don’t say that…. say this will be the best forever year run of mgo3 !!!!

        • Kawaii Monster

          I know, I know, I knocked on wood after saying that, lol

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Are we sure this isn’t VO work for MGO?

    • Shalashaska

      lets hope it is.. but im doubtful.. i’ve learned to be skeptical about TPP in the last few months.. :/

  • Bramdeman

    Maybe this is the last recording session. Or maybe not… -.-

  • The Law

    The release date should be announced soon, because as much as I know the game will be great, my hype is slowly vanishing over those past two months.

    • Edward Wokhands

      I thought mine was gone at Christmas but it came back. Seeing this, it’s gone for good. It’s okay, I don’t have feelings now. I won’t be coming back here until July just to see what’s going on. *spoiler* He’ll still be recording voices.

  • My_FutureDream

    It’s a release date kojima just a release. DATE! *sigh* still love you man! 😀

  • PrinceHeir
    • Big_Boss88

      Gintama ftw XD!

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    Kojima giving us the VO we crave!

  • Cobra

    Surprised that Sugita isn’t wearing that Puma jacket that Konami gave him; dude seems to just about live in that thing.

  • bet he will want to put some new trailers on E3, GC and TGS (he loves to edit trailers and we love them!) before
    releasing the game, maybe on GDC.. like a 1.3% chance, we might get
    some technical insight into KP LA staff but nothing major will be
    revealed if anything, but if we got some trailers… maybe we we can
    have a small chance of hearing the classic mgs theme on a trailer again,
    like old times, its the vanishing hope I always have before a new game is released… tappy theme is my phantom pain

  • James

    If voice recording is still going on I think it’s safe to say not to expect this game for at least another 4 or 5 months at the earliest…

    • Edward Wokhands

      Yup. Longer than that though. It’s fucked up but I finally agree with everyone saying this will release around September-December. I was in the April-May camp too.

      WHY TEASE A RELEASE WINDOW AND THEN A DATE WHEN JAPANESE VOICE OVERS AREN’T FINISHED?

      • Shalashaska

        different release dates perhaps ?
        Tbh though.. it doesnt take a long time to implement voice in the games.. mayb a month or two max .. all that matters is HOW MUCH of the VO is remaining to be done

  • turkishgamer35
  • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

    Lol I like how the article references “soon” from an article that was posted a month ago. Damn Konami. 🙁

    Also please bring gradius to Next Gen. Its been awhile since we had a gradius game.

  • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

    I wonder how will the pc community be. In terms of almost everything. I really hope the pc base is a strong one. When MGO3 is long dead and gone On ps4, I hope to keep playing it on pc. I hope some type of modding is acceptable. I didn’t mod GZ but I hope its more accessible. I hope the community will be like skyrim when it comes to modding

    • Ravenous

      Oh my god, a modding-community along the lines of The Elderscrolls’ for Metal Gear would effectively kill my interest in any other game for decades OO

      Just take into consideration the quality and sheer amount of content the mod-community has made and still makes for Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, and apply that to MGS V. Sooner or later we would have a remake of every MG game in the Fox Engine, a metric ton of new weapons, outfits, missions, enemies, vehicles and more XD

      • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

        Look at GTA V, ICE enchancer, that is the weakest gta ever and it still has support. I imagine MGS will have some fan support as well.

        If konami knows whats good for them, they will release other games/maps on pc before someone mods it in lol.

        • Ravenous

          metalgearnexus FTW!

  • vic boss

    Now this is getting weirder and weirder every time HK posts a picture. So Venom Snake has bandages in his forehead? maybe the shrapnel just fell down who knows. Also he’s wearing a watch on his prostethic arm, why would he need a watch for.

    Hideo Kojima maybe testing the whole game for himself and he may be close to the ending. The fact that when he showed the portable restroom ( don’t know the proper name for it) miller was speaking in english makes it look like the game is finished at least the english version of it. Yeah I know the game still needs work and polishing and things like that but I don’t think there’s heavy stuff to do anymore. Here’s hoping for an April-June release and if late, I hope August.
    (sorry for my grammar and spelling , English isn’t my first language)

    • Ravenous

      Hmm..if you zoom in you can still see the debris poking out through the bandage, but could this point to some sort of healing system akin to MGS3 or is it because of something in the story of the game?

      Or could this be related to the coma, most likely after BB wakes up from it and has gotten new bandages, or is it purely cosmetic like the camo-cap options from MGS4?

    • Andrea Feletti

      Healing mode confirmed?

    • Shalashaska

      Im really hoping there is a cure mode like that in mgs 3, i know many people may find it bad and hard but i find it awesome… perhaps they could implement different settings for the people who do and dont.. but thats just me hoping
      Could just be end game too 🙂

    • MrVux007

      probably post horn removal….the watch is probably a timer for the phantom cigar and time-watch in general

    • MrVux007

      also wondering whats in that briefcase next to BB seat

  • Edward Wokhands

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    wat?

  • James

    We pull in money, recruits… just to combat ever announcing the release date. Rubbing our noses in bloody battlefield release date information. All for revenge and upsetting the fans.

  • MrVux007
    • Ravenous

      I doubt it, if you zoom in you’ll see the tip of the debris poking out of the bandages 😉

      • MrVux007

        WIP ? mate :3

  • Andrea Feletti

    Lesson 1: Soon (adv): a short time from now es: “the release date will be arriving soon.”- “How soon can kojima finish TPP?” XD anyway I trust more in Ken Imazumi when he said they’re not ready to announce the release date. Kojima only likes to troll us!

  • Big_Boss88

    It seems I am a bit late with these news. Well what can I say, didnt expect them still doing VO ;)…

    Anyway, take your time Kojima as long as you need, but just give us TPP this year as promised 🙂

  • Hanna-Mari

    …………….. All hope is gone. Totally. I will die before this game will be released.

  • StealthyBigBoss

    Script sounds like a radio conversation about the metal gear

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