Hideo Kojima back in the 3D scanning studio, capturing a mysterious person

Hideo Kojima is currently in Toronto, Canada (at Quantum Capture, it seems), and he and his assistant Ayako shared some pictures of another 3D scanning session, which he previously used to capture the likeness of Norman Reedus and another person rumored to be Mads Mikkelsen. In this new photo Kojima is once again trying to conceal the identity of the person being scanned by obscuring part of his face behind the equipment.


“Hideo Kojima today.” – Ayako
“Adjusting” – Kojima
“On duty.” – Kojima
"Lunch. The paper bag doesn't speak thou."
“Lunch. The paper bag doesn’t speak thou.” – Kojima
"I'll keep coming." - Ayako
“I’ll keep coming.” – Ayako
"Sneaked out to greet Guillermo del Toro." - Ayako
“Sneaked out to greet Guillermo del Toro.” – Ayako
"Wrapping up." - Kojima
“Wrapping up.” – Kojima


It’s a fair assumption that this person will be another character in Kojima’s new game Death Stranding, whether it be Mads Mikkelsen again or another actor.


"Hideo Kojima today." - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima today.” – Ayako
"Work." - Quantum Capture
“Work.” – Quantum Capture


Source: Ayako Twitter, Hideo Kojima Twitter, Quantum Capture Twitter

  • Jav

    That´s not lecter.

  • Tong Ninja

    Hmm, this is just a guess but I think the person being scanned might be Kevin Durand. He is a Canadian actor (who has worked with Guillermo Del Toro before). Kojima met up with him at Comic Con for lunch in July 2016.

    P.S. Hi, I’m back! 😛


  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

    I’m starting to doubt we’ll see any new footage at TGS. They are still 3D scanning actors, and from the looks of it haven’t done any more performance capture in the meanwhile (well, they could of done some capture secretly).

    I think they’ll just confirm the engine they’re using, confirm some of the new actors aboard the project and give us some more info about the game.

    • Yeah, new footage (a teaser) at TGA seems more likely.

    • TGA or Playstation Experience. We will see a teaser for sure.
      Most likely as you said we will hear some news at the TGS… From IGN or Gamespot.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      But Kojima said they already started testing gameplay

    • Full Options

      I am not sure we can clearly see what’s going on neither. After all, he needs a lot of cut-scenes, meshses, environments, etc.. Even some Yoji drafts would do at least for me. He is not obliged to show a that well packaged teaser. I mean I’d love that,but he could show us some footage of them working at Koji-Pro, few mesh being worked on, more tech stuff (would definitely make it enough for me) , but yeah, wiser to not expect much at TGS.
      But I still believe he’ll honor TGS at least in some way.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah, I’m not expecting anything for at least a few more years.

      • Full Options

        Come on you freak ! xD With all the respect xD

        • No Place For Hayter

          OK, I’ll be fair xD Kojima is king of surprises, but I’m taking a realistic development stance on it, which might not mean much, Kojima might want to show and hype his game all the way through, which would kind of suck for me, the less I know about a Kojima before I buy it the better, Kojima gave us too much for TPP, lol.

          • Full Options

            I know, was kidding too (;D), and he still does want to do things fast, which does not really re-insure me. I want him to take his time just to do the “regular” Koji-stuff. I do expect great sneak peeks in between, not the title before at least two years, but who knows what he is capable of and how fast he can do it if the according cash follows.. After all, this is not Konacheap anymore, the guy is sampling hell of a cast so far and according with rumors…

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

        Kojima said that he would take the fastest he could
        They don’t have to make an engine
        And by not making a small game , he meant using more ambitious types of development which might shorten the development time
        Since it’s the same script
        Location scouting in Iceland anyone?

  • gRammarnazi

    What with all these new characters it’s becoming surreal. Kojima is back!

    • No Place For Hayter

      With a new series comes new characters, it really great 🙂

  • No Place For Hayter

    “The paper bag doesn’t speak thou”
    Haha, nice one, Kojima.

    Every time I see Kojima and Del Toro together I hurt a little on the inside, lol.

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  • BurntFM

    Ooh. This is exciting. I hope to hear some good news at TGS.

    Kobayashi was my hype GIF and I miss her. :'(


  • Aah a talking paper bag and a health drink…

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  • Sulaiman AL-BaKr

    The bag reminds me P.T
    God I miss that project 🙁

  • Alexandre Saccol

    “The paperbag doesn’t speak thou”

    But are you sure the only you is you?

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

    Wtf Twitter are you not aware of the news

  • Wouldn’t Silent Hills be a new IP?
    Well I suppose Konami owns it…

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      Isn’t this off topic?
      It would be a sequel with a new concept
      Not a new IP

  • I hope that Kojima won’t forget about the female cast.
    Metal Gear series are well know for some of the best female characters in gaming.

    Just look at the First Metal Gear Solid. We got 5 amazing female characters:
    1) Meryl Silverburgh
    2) Naomi Hunter
    3) Mei Ling
    4) Nastasha Romanenko
    5) Sniper Wolf

    Basically 1 boss, 3 support characters, 1 partner.

    So far we see only great looking guys. We need A-S tier girls in our Death Stranding awesomeness.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      I can’t wait to see the butt of ome one again accidentally ala silverburgh


      My favorite MGS female characters are Olga, Teliko and Alice.
      And If I have to choose from MGS1 I would choose… hmm…I dont know.
      All of them were great but for me, there were not female that outstand others female characters.

  • Gatsu

    Thanks for the pics Boss :D, I wanna know who it is >_<. Also nice that he met Toro again :).

  • Gatsu
  • SNKtheStampede

    Dai un’occhiata al Tweet di @Kaizerkunkun: https://twitter.com/Kaizerkunkun/status/774938198669598723?s=09

    KOJIMA!!! STOP DOING THIS!!! I don’t really mean that of course;-)

  • FoxTamerMGO

    I hope Kojima hires Hans Zimmer to do OST for Death Stranding :’D

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)
  • So after doing some searching it seems like Kojima is at Quantum Capture, a ‘Toronto-based development studio pushing the boundaries of digital human interaction’, as they describe themselves.

    • Full Options

      Seems like through various sampling sessions, Boss is also “sampling” for himself which technique is the best one at the same time. xD
      Technological Koji-watch… Big Boss is still watching them… 😀

  • Did this thing ever happen?


  • Lex Radu

    Once again, that Silent Hill drink, and Del Toro.

    Come on Kojima, just officially announce the new title for DS

    S I L E N T H I L L 5:
    Death Stranding

    The unnecessary S at the end, doesn’t it remind you guys of another S that had no place in that word, from a grammatical point


    • He can’t really be working on a Silent Hill game as the IP is owned by Konami.

      • Lex Radu

        Based on what we know so far, yes, you are right…but again, in Kojima vs Konami case we still didn’t unlock the “Truth” ending…and frankly, i think we never will!

        • Full Options

          In such cases, they never really know themselves neither, but I am afraid Konami and Kojima got really mad to each others this time and in an unfortunately irreversible manner. But that’s just IP’s. These guys HK, Del Toro, are true artists, they can create over 10 IP’s in a single Tequila-night ! ;D Along with Yoji to materialize their ravings with his brushes. ;D

          • Lex Radu


    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      He’s just making us cry
      Kojima loves to drink tears of people
      Especially , a certain cuntami

  • Lex Radu

    Also today in Metal Gear History…the beginning of TPP happened.


    Yes, i think whatever came after Mission 51 was supposed to be the taboo subject, and based on TPP Story so far, i have a feeling 9/11 was that subject, how Tretij Re…Psycho Mantis was responsible for that, that whoever controls Mantis was behind 9/11, and how it had to happen in the Metal Gear Universe!

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      Sears did 911
      The new Foxhound were only pawns
      I love how this relates to real life
      Let’s not forget BIG shell which was the second 911 in mgs

  • Lex Radu

    That being said, R.I.P. to all who died on 9/11 in the disaster, and our thoughts are with those still affected by it, that still feel everyday The Phantom Pain of 9/11!


    I wonder why all popular actors Kojima choose are from America, Europe etc

    Why he is not working with Japanese actors?
    I dont know. for example. Ken Watanabe maybe.

    What do You think guys?

    • Lamp123

      It all comes down to the script and characters that Kojima plans to have in the game. If a Japanese character is not needed for the story, he/she is not needed.

      We still don’t know the rest of the cast (only 3 so far), so maybe we should wait till more characters are revealed. Maybe Kojima will use an international cast for Death Stranding.

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Yeah, Youre right. That have sense.

        But its kinda strange. He is Japanese. So why He is not working with Japanese actors? Maybe because Japanese actors are not so popular around world?

        • Kojima has always been internationally focused, and he grew up with Hollywood movies. Perhaps the story just doesn’t feature a Japanese character (or perhaps it does and it just hasn’t been revealed yet).

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Im not saying there must be Japanese actors but that would be something different for Kojima. I think.
            Like Takeshi Kaneshiro in Onimusha.
            Its really cool that in Yakuza game series we can watch all the best japanese actors.

          • Yeah but Onimusha and Yakuza both take place in Japan. So yeah, it all depends on the story.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            True. both are in Japan so its natural there are famous actors.
            After Death Stranding trailer its kinda hard to recognize what place, year,century or country it is. So we will have to wait and see what this game is all about.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)


          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Really? Nice!

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

            It will also include space

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Its official or just rumor?

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

            Kojima said

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            I wonder how this will be connected then.

            First part of the game in the space and then on earth? Or maybe You will be able to go in to the space whenever You want. That would be nice!

        • Lamp123

          He has worked with Japanese actors. The motion capture and voice actors for all the MGS games. 😛

          Kojima probably wants to work with people outside of Japan.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Hahaha! Yeah. For voice acting I know He is working with Japanese voice actors.
            But I mean normal actors. not voice actors.

    • Lex Radu

      Because his characters are Americans!

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

        *cough*Kazuhira *cough*
        However it’s stupid that SS has Japanese descent since they erased the egg donor’s genetic data
        Anybody care to explain?

        • Ryan Yoder

          I wrote you an explanation but then it got retconned.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)


      • ADAMJENSEN13


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  • There’s some Death Stranding leaks on the interwebss.
    I haven’t read it all, but it contains an explanation of what Death Stranding is, the actors and such. Might have some story spoilers too.
    Obviously we don’t know if that stuff is real or not.
    I’m not gonna post a link here so if you want it, add me on twitter: @CallMehEpic

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      Couldn’t PM u so I wrote on one of your posts

      • Yah i gotchu

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

          Thks 🙂 bruh

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

          It’s clearly fake
          Adam and Eve?
          Dr Strange?
          Honestly though
          Also it’s predictable af

          • Yeah I think it’s fake too

  • BurntFM

    well, The Last Guardian had it’s latest delay. From October to December. I hope it wasn’t the PS4 Pro’s fault. Like they needed to up the visuals to support 4k. That would be really shitty if true.

    • “A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development.”

      Good thing they delayed it to polish it instead of just throwing it in the stores.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      At least I won’t have to buy huge packets of Kleenex during my Exam period.

  • Full Options

    Just to let know some comrades that I am faaar…
    “in the distance…”
    But try to keep a check about you beloved are thinking before possible news (mainly evenings).
    In all cases, I ‘ll be fully back this sat/sun (organizing / middle of a congress in Germany right now…).
    Love ya mates.

    • Germany? Where, exactly? :d Hamburg? Berlin?

      • Full Options

        1h top-Hamburg, Kiel ! buddy. Connection in the hotel is just sh.t xD

    • BurntFM

      All the best to you buddy. I hope there’s some good news at TGS for when you get back.

      • Full Options

        Thank you bro ! At least the connection from the convention center works better than the hotel’s. xD
        In the hotel room I can see you guys, but can not interact much. xD

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      Good luck man

      • Full Options

        Thanks buddy !

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)
    • SNKtheStampede

      God, it hurts. True or not, it hurts.

  • SNKtheStampede

    So is there no way of buying the new t-shirt from europe? It looks pretty cool.
    Dai un’occhiata al Tweet di @Kaizerkunkun: https://twitter.com/Kaizerkunkun/status/775506453591232512?s=09

  • BurntFM

    Kojima kamisama will have some juicy stuff on the 18th

  • jack_coban

    Guys, Kojima confirmed DS to be open-world with a “lot of player-freedom” and coop will also be feature. How awsome is that.

    Source is the Sony TGS 2016 conference.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)


  • Open World elements (NOT OPEN WORLD ! )
    They choose the engine

    They will talk more in the future.

    • Eugene Voldo

      well, it’s like saying ultimately nothing about the game. Coop and open-world elements is a must today if you want to sell your game.

      • Not exactly. You can be linear as Uncharted. Depends on the game.
        We will find more in the future. Kojima will be at TGS and he confirmed that he can talk a bit more.

    • Jav

      “And you can visit the beach we have seen in the trailer and make something wonderful”.

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)
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