Originally, the plan was naked Raiden’s privates could get exposed during combat

Hideo Kojima has shared some interesting anecdotes from the development of previous Metal Gear Solid games. Translations once again by JunkerHQ.

  • Kojima originally wanted Psycho Mantis to be able to see other companies’ games as well on your memory card, but deals couldn’t be arranged. In the PlayStation version, Mantis can see it if you’ve played certain Konami games, Azure Dreams, Suikoden, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Vandal Hearts, to be exact, and in the Japanese version also Policenauts and Snatcher. In The Twin Snakes, the 2004 remake published by Nintendo, he recognizes several Nintendo games: Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda, The Wind Waker and Super Smash Brothers Melee, and Silicon Knight’s title Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.

Psycho-Mantis

  • When Raiden has to navigate through Arsenal Gear in his birthday suit, originally it was the plan his privates could get exposed during combat depending on your controlling skills. This would result in a game over. However, it did not end up in the final game.

Naked-Raiden-Cartwheel-MGS2

  • The original Metal Gear Solid is famous for its unique boss fights (mainly Psycho Mantis) but Kojima actually sees Decoy Octopus as an original approach to a boss fight as well: you’re expecting to fight him but never do.
  • Initially, MGS3’s nightmare sequence would have the player play the first stage of Gradius.
  • There were plans to put a ‘Mantis Mask’ in MGS2, available at the second playtrhough. This mask would have allowed you to see if a person is lying. So for example, when Snake says ‘I’m Iroquois Pliskin’, when you’d be wearing the mask he’d say ‘Im Solid Snake’.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, JunkerHQ

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    I don’t know about you but I sure am glad I never got to see Raiden’s private parts XD!

    • To be honest we’ll never know what we missed.

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        You really want to see Raiden’s junk xD?

        • James Raskalov

          I don’t understand why you don’t.

          • Vegas

            Its a junk. Its disgusting. At least for me it is.

          • Ninja_Se7eN

            Because my curious, and probably trolling me, friend in order to enjoy other male genitalia I would have to fit one of the following categories:

            a) a straight woman
            b) a gay man
            c) curious to try “out-of-the-box” sexual stuff.

            I’m just a simple straight man and while I enjoy female private parts a lot, I have difficulty in finding interest in male private parts other than my own.

    • moto hellogoto

      Me too

  • flying_fox

    Greatest title ever for an article! ^^

    • With Kojima, this isn’t even that surprising. 🙂

  • MrVux007

    this makes me wonder…….about the shower and bath gameplay in MGSV

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      shower and bath game play?

      • MrVux007

        apperantely (according to Kojimas tweets )there will be an option for BB to take showers and baths at the motherbase….

      • Big_Boss88

        Kojima was maybe joking about it or then there really are those things available in TPP :).

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          Kojima is either straight up with us when he needs be, or on most occasions, just trolls us for fun. He is beyond jokes. If anything this teases something else in the game or he’s trying to mess with out heads.

  • tolis

    http://i46.tinypic.com/2eft4lk.jpg

    heres ur answer he doesnt have “private” parts ! LOOL

  • Big_Boss88

    Master Kojima: Now I will show it all in MGSV shower and bathtub gameplay, BANZAIII !

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/5c0ee100bf049f73acfe2d3ea8a7d883/tumblr_newdy0W2yr1u130bfo5_500.gif

    • Shalashaska

      hahah what the…. from where did you get this ! hahaha man i cant stop laughing imagining him saying that

      • Big_Boss88

        I usually take my gifs and images from tumblr ;D. Happened to see this while searching for Kojima stuff yesterday XD…

        https://www.tumblr.com/search/mgsv

      • glitchbomb

        It is from the mega 64 thing they did with kojima

  • Shalashaska

    Well, here is to hoping that he doesnt back down from any of his ideas in Phantom Pain. Show everyone’s genital’s Kojima! Hell, Now I want to go into the bath and see that the buttocks there are genuine. No its not because I’m gay, It’s Because I want reality 😛 Ofcourse I dont mean that kojima should literally do this .. all im saying is that he shouldn’t be afraid to show nudity in game that is about the brutality of war. It’s about the very horrors a man sees on the battlefield which include taboo subjects like rape, torture, mutilation etc etc.. its not taking games too far. It bringing games to the truth of the world that many idiots now-a-days pretend not to see. I remember back when Paz’s Rape was a big thing for the media.. i mean come on.. woman/children/men are all raped in war. Denying that is denying the brutality of war and saying war is Peace. It isnt. and Im not saying rape and torture is good, Im saying that despite it being bad/horrible, it still happens in war. All Games arent meant for kids and Im hoping he makes the darkest game possible so that it wakes people up. YOU GO KOJIMA!

  • No Place For Hayter

    I have always been disappointed that there was never a boss fight for Decoy, without him you never fully fight the whole unit 🙁 though it is funny playing it through “WHAT! he was decoy octopus? so I don’t get to fight him because he is already dead?”

    • gerber

      Well you do encounter Decoy and his skills. How would a fight with him look like? His specialty was not direct combat but camouflage and impersonation. You have encountered him without even knowing that. For me this is perfect “boss fight” with Octopus

  • Shalashaska

    Well, here is to hoping that he doesnt back down from any of his ideas in Phantom Pain. Show everyone’s genital’s Kojima! Hell, Now I want to go into the bath and see that the buttocks there are genuine. No its not because I’m gay, It’s Because I want reality 😛 Ofcourse I dont mean that kojima should literally do this .. all im saying is that he shouldn’t be afraid to show nudity in game that is about the brutality of war. It’s about the very horrors a man sees on the battlefield which include taboo subjects like rape, torture, mutilation etc etc.. its not taking games too far. It bringing games to the truth of the world that many idiots now-a-days pretend not to see. I remember back when Paz’s Rape was a big thing for the media.. i mean come on.. woman/children/men are all raped in war. Denying that is denying the brutality of war and saying war is Peace. It isnt. and Im not saying rape and torture is good, Im saying that despite it being bad/horrible, it still happens in war. All Games arent meant for kids and Im hoping he makes the darkest game possible so that it wakes people up. YOU GO KOJIMA!

    https://i1.ytimg.com/vi/qSOgWVlAMsg/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Ramon Saliba

      I understand what you mean . I do not know if it is necessary to explain this or that, but no doubt this would be a game to deal with atrocities in war like no other, remember Rambo 4, which brought another level of violence in the war , the raw thing , and TPP could do the same thing , I think it would be a much more interesting goal than showing private parts are for show , however, if shown something on bringing the player to understand the reality of war , so I guess that makes sense.

  • Plissken

    I know there’s a commentary of his about MGS3, but I’d like to see his commentary for the other Metal Gear games as well

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    One solid snake was quite enough.

    • moto hellogoto

      haha!

  • Vegas

    So in a sense, MGS 5 is Decoy Octopus because we never get to play the game.

    • Invader_skoodge
      • Vegas

        I waited 4 minutes for this video to load. Not disapointed xD

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        Very nice, you sir are a master of the Internet pun ;P .

  • PrinceHeir

    Ahh the memories playing Raiden in Naked mode. I remember contacting the Colonel saying that you can’t do hang mode due to “certain something being shown”

    I’m also disappointed that the Nightmare Mode from MGS3 was removed from the HD Collection 🙁

    I read it was a prototype for a game, but got cancelled and used what’s left of it and put it in on MGS3.

    Wonder why they removed it along with Boss Rush Mode, Secret Theater mode etc?

    • Shalashaska

      I WANTED SNAKE vs APES ! THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN :'(

  • FOX

    Any news on GDC??

  • Guest

    Well if they announce it june there’s no way we’re getting the game in summer.Most likely september no later!

  • NakedSnake85

    seriously in this pic from 2012 when i was looking into that valley i wish it was filled with Zeros forces ! that would be so cool! but in a sense it reminds me of snake when he firts landed on russia ! hah real life mgs !

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Awesome cool photo man, where are you from?

      • NakedSnake85

        Im from Greece. And make no mistake im a pacifist really ! this pic is just for fun !

        • ObsessedGeorge

          I thought you where, comrade! I figured it out by your outfit. I’m Greek too! 🙂 Damn, MGI has recruited some Greeks all right! 😀 Where is this photo taken? Evros? Cyprus?

          • NakedSnake85

            A fellow greek ! Γεια σου φιλε μου! its in roupel ! greek – bulgarian borders !

          • Vegas

            I wish i knew greek. This alphabet is awesome xD Greek and latin are beautiful languages. I am kinda familiar with latin because my native language is portuguese (direct connection with latin), but Greek is a mistery to me :c

          • NakedSnake85

            well i wont lie to you..greek is a hard language.. but in time you can learn it no problem ! give it a shot.. you ll be suprised how many words latin used or borrowed from greek!

          • Vegas

            Yeah I know, but its kinda like two diferent recipes with the same ingredients. I’m trying German now (that is more reasonable :P) but i’m definetely will give a try someday 😀

    • NakedSnake85

      !!

      • Shalashaska

        first thing i thought of when i saw your pic.

        • NakedSnake85

          i know right? hehe

  • Guest

    what if you played against decoy octopus but he was disguised as someone else?

  • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

    I miss Gradius. They need to bring gradius to steam. Anew gradius and NEW contra. Man konami was killin it in the late 90s early 2000s. Wtf happened? all they really have now is mgs and pes.

  • showing genitalia automatically rate a game ADULTS ONLY, that’s why we will never see a fully rendered vagina (unless it is a facehugger in an alien game) or penis on any non AO rated game…

    • Alex

      The Order has some and its rated M.
      Pretty realistic and nasty too

  • Invader_skoodge

    Seeing how Destination Playstation was obviously a dud. GDC will most likely be mainly KojiPro LA talking about the technical features of the FOX Engine. Where is the next stop for the Hype train? Will it be PAX East(march 6-8)? ……….A man can dream, OK?

  • Mini gear

    i cant wait past june for tpp… its killing me. i just want the game knowing that kojima plays it all day

  • kirtanloorii

    I’m so glad it never happened. I like the way Kojima treats the 4th wall, but this would have been too much.

  • vic boss

    I have to ask Do you think that we’re really playing as Big Boss in TPP? I mean I don’t think we are and the proof is the shadow of snake in GZ that head does not look anything like Big Boss. if indeed we are playing as someone else I’m anxious to know what the real Boss has been doing all that time or who we really are.

    • NakedSnake85

      from day one i thought that punished snake is not big boss. After GZ im almost certain

  • vic boss

    ooh god!!! could it finally be? I thought they weren’t going to be at gdc this year. (Then again it could be that is just Ken going to GDC by himself)

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