Kojima Productions’ trip to Los Angeles, in photos

Now that E3 2016 is officially over, here is a whole bunch of pictures Kojima and his companions took during their trip to Los Angeles, where they unveiled the studio’s first game at Sony’s conference. The team also met with a lot of different people, and on June 16 they paid a visit to Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind successful franchises such as Warcraft, Diablo and, more recently, Overwatch. Check out all the pictures below.

June 13

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"Cheers! Thank you very much for tonight."
“Cheers! Thank you very much for tonight.”

“When I visited Iceland few years ago I accidentally got to know LOW ROAR that was playing at the record store. I used one of their song “I’ll Keep Coming” in the album “0” for the trailer I just announced.”

"Hideo Kojima!today!" - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima!today!” – Ayako
"I listened to this song when I went to bed last night."
“I listened to this song when I went to bed last night.”
"Night before, I went to my dearest friend, Nicolas Winding Refn's THE NEON DEMON screening. It was the most beautiful, sublime & crazy movie. Amazing! Nicolas, only you can make such a film!"
“Night before, I went to my dearest friend, Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON screening. It was the most beautiful, sublime & crazy movie. Amazing! Nicolas, only you can make such a film!”

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"NWR & HK at cafe after the screening of The Neon Demon. He showed him the Death Stranding trailer then!" - Ayako
“NWR & HK at cafe after the screening of The Neon Demon. He showed him the Death Stranding trailer then!” – Ayako

June 14

"I'm wearing Norman today."
“I’m wearing Norman today.”
"Hideo Kojima checking out Oculus." - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima checking out Oculus.” – Ayako

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"Mr.Yano on VR."
“Mr.Yano on VR.”

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"Catching up with old friends at #e32016" - Hermen Hulst
“Catching up with old friends at #e32016” – Hermen Hulst
"DEATH STRANDING's title & motion graphics were designed by Kyle Cooper and I've known him for 17 yrs. Also he hand made the T-shirt by himself that I wore at Geoff Keighley's YouTube channel. That's how nice he is."
“DEATH STRANDING’s title & motion graphics were designed by Kyle Cooper and I’ve known him for 17 yrs. Also he hand made the T-shirt by himself that I wore at Geoff Keighley’s YouTube channel. That’s how nice he is.”
"After game industry's parties, director Refn invited me to THE NEON DEMON afterparty at Hollywood forever cemetery."
“After game industry’s parties, director Refn invited me to THE NEON DEMON afterparty at Hollywood forever cemetery.”

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"THE NEON HIDEO DEMON"
“THE NEON HIDEO DEMON”

June 15

"Today's T-shirt."
“Today’s T-shirt.”
"Interview all day today."
“Interview all day today.”

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"Hideo Kojima interview just got started." - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima interview just got started.” – Ayako
"Finished halfway....still lots more in the afternoon thou..."
“Finished halfway….still lots more in the afternoon thou…”
"They are asking for serious looking face of Hideo Kojima as a portfolio." - Ayako
“They are asking for serious looking face of Hideo Kojima as a portfolio.” – Ayako

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"Finished all the interviews (over 20 media outlets) today. The final one was Julien from Paris."
“Finished all the interviews (over 20 media outlets) today. The final one was Julien from Paris.”

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"Listening this as I can't sleep.LOW ROAR's album "0". I'll Keep Coming is amazing song but also like EASY WAY OUT."
“Listening this as I can’t sleep.LOW ROAR’s album “0”. I’ll Keep Coming is amazing song but also like EASY WAY OUT.”

June 16

"Good morning. Tshirt of today."
“Good morning. Tshirt of today.”
"The short story "NAWA: The Rope" is included in AN IRRELEVANT DEATH THE CLIFF OF TIME." - Hideo Kojima
“The short story “NAWA: The Rope” is included in AN IRRELEVANT DEATH THE CLIFF OF TIME.” – Hideo Kojima

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“Visited BLIZZARD in Irvine, California. Photo with Jeff-san, the game director of OVERWATCH.” - Hideo Kojima
“Visited BLIZZARD in Irvine, California. Photo with Jeff-san, the game director of OVERWATCH.” – Hideo Kojima

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“With Kyle Cooper who designed Death Stranding title.”
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“Ryan of Low Roar. His “I’ll keep coming” used in Death Stranding trailer, came to meet me in LA. Got the rare vinyls.” – Hideo Kojima

"Ryan of Low Roar. His "I'll keep coming" used in Death Stranding trailer, came to meet me in LA. Got the rare vinyls." - Hideo Kojima

"Had a great night with Ryan of Low Roar." - Ayako
“Had a great night with Ryan of Low Roar.” – Ayako

June 17

"Good morning. Today's T."
“Good morning. Today’s T.”
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“Hideo Kojima ordered “Immunity” this morning.” – Ayako
"My travel goodies."
“My travel goodies.”

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“With Avi-san. It’s been 10 months since I saw him last time.”
"Hideo Kojima visited Avi Arad at his office today. It was a good catch up!" - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima visited Avi Arad at his office today. It was a good catch up!” – Ayako
"Another meeting."
“Another meeting.”

Los-Angeles-June-2016

"Good bye LA."
“Good bye LA.”

The Kojima Productions Twitter shared these closing words:

“E3 is over this year. It’s clear why Hideo Kojima loves so much this event. It made sure we don’t forget how awesome videogames are. E3 proves games can bring people together. Every year Homo Ludens from all over the world get together beyond nationality, gender, age, etc. Having announced Death Stranding here, and receiving such wonderful reactions from so many people is rewarding and motivating beyond words.”

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Ayako Twitter, Kojima Productions Twitter, Kojima Productions Twitter (JP)Hermen Hulst Twitter

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