Hideo Kojima will be speaking at RTX Sydney in February

Hideo Kojima will be attending the Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) in Sydney, Australia, which will be held in early February of 2017. He will be a speaker on a panel alongside Greg Miller of KindaFunnyGames, to talk about ‘the future of game development and Mr. Kojima’s storied history as one of the medium’s greatest innovators.’ That is the current plan at least.

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Hideo Kojima November 11th 2016. Photo by Ayako Terashima

Cameron Rooney, Co-Director of RTX Sydney, said to Kotaku Australia: “We’re thrilled to host Hideo Kojima at RTX Sydney. You can’t go far in games culture before you learn Kojima-san’s name, and I know this is going to be an incredible experience for the fans coming to RTX.”

RTX takes place on February 4 and 5 of 2017. You can get tickets for the event via the official site.

Source: Kotaku Australia, RTX

  • moto hellogoto

    I won’t be able to get there but hopefully someone will record it so I can watch it later.

    • Full Options

      Hopefully, Boss’s session should normally be aired live on at least Twitch (official sponsor) if not Youtube.

    • moto hellogoto

      Will you be attending Nyxus?

      • No, but hopefully it will be streamed live.

  • Full Options

    But February is in more than 2 weeks !? 2 weeks ?? Ho yes, 2 weeks !!! ;D

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

    What do you guys think is he playing in that pic?

    • He is using the Mini Famicom that was just released. But what game, who knows? 😉

      • Full Options

        Safe bet would be a Mario Burazazu (or supa), but definitely not sure.
        Besides the extra controller (over the western edition) the JP version comes with few games more, maybe he is checking one of those.

        • Yeah, Mario Bros is Kojima’s favorite game, in fact he pretty much worships it. 😛

          • Full Options

            Yeah, safe bet but also a risky one as I am sure he can beat them blindly, :DD
            There are also cool Konami ones such as Nemesis (prefer to call it the MSX way rather than Gradius :P), Vampire Killer (instead of Castlevania :P), Yie Ar Kung-Fu…

          • It’s too bad Nintendo always makes too little of these things and now there are shortages for the mini NES (at least in the west), so it’s scalper’s heaven.

          • Full Options

            “so it’s scalper’s heaven”
            Yeah, to the point we sometimes wonder if it is not done on purpose..
            Would love a mini Super Famicom or mini N64 ! 😀

          • It happens all the time with Nintendo. This NES Mini, the Super Smash GC adaptor…

            One of the worst cases was Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition (http://www.videogameshelf.com/?p=3867), very hard to get both in the US and Europe, and even now for crazy prices on eBay.

          • Full Options

            Perhaps that would be because other subsidiaries such as NOA are apparently only involved with software, whereas all the HW is specifically taken care of in Japan or something ?

            I visited them in may 2001, they accepted to receive me for showing them a prototype (was with Satoshi Yamato- head of SPPD-, Kenji Nishizawa- secretariat-, Keiji Nakamura for the translation). They always made a strong / pronounced difference between NOJ and NOA during the meeting. Almost like having a strong respect for a kind of “partners” but a kind of distance. I am wondering now if the same goes with HW..
            Should be easily checkable somewhere..
            The meeting lasted 2 hours, they shared a lot of things about their various production processes, notably around their in-house games.

          • Wow, that’s pretty awesome! You’ve seen ‘Fort Nintendo’ from the inside.

          • Full Options

            Hehe, yeah, I almost po… in my pants, waiting for the meeting, just in front of the flat.. It is 700m south Kyoto train station. A white cubic flat with Nintendo written in blue on top of it (at this time).
            It was pretty easier to get the meeting than it seems (at least at this moment). Before going there, I wrote to all of them (SCEI, Taito, Namco, KCE, Hudson Soft, and one or two others). A kind letter simply stating that I would like to show them some samples. Over all of them, 2 really accepted, NOJ and Namco. I said really because actually KCE accepted too but when I went to the meeting, they left me down the Konami tower next the Tokyo train station, without a word… (WTF !?)

            However, the “Fort Nintendo” as you call it was like all white glossy squares inside, same style than outside. At the entrance, there was the most beautiful Japanese girls I’ve ever happened to meet. Well I am not difficult with Japanese girls but these ones were really incredibly pretty.
            As for the people that received me it was like at Mario home (guess what). The lead Software Production Planning & Development guy (Yamato) was wearing a kind of grey jacket with Nintendo written in blue (like technician / almost plumbery one xD). Nishizawa-san was wearing a suit and Nakamura-san was simply in white shirt.
            Was an awesome experience for me.

          • Nice! But not so nice of Konami that they just stood you up.

          • Full Options

            Yeah, I don’t know what went wrong. I tried to send them 2 or 3 mails from the internet Cafe (near the train station right in front) but don’t know.
            I think they did not appreciated a CGI picture I made for them before taking the train from Kyoto to Tokyo. Not sure which anniversary it was but will find the pic in my archive. It was a funny pic of a huge anniversary cake done with Maya, with the Penguin completely drunk with empty champain bottles backed on the cake and a MG2 fox completely stuffed inside the cake and only the lower part visible. Another experience.. But seeing what is happening now, I have less regrets.. 😛

            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Tokyo_Midtown_East.jpg/200px-Tokyo_Midtown_East.jpg

          • Full Options

            Here I found it. Please be tolerant with the CGI quality, it was 15 years ago and I did it within few hours before the meeting. They apparently did not appreciated it (not sure though), but was young and learning the Japanese style.. ;D
            Part of me have some regrets to be honest, I just hope Boss himself did not rejected me that day, but my mail was written to his bosses at this time, not him directly. I wrote “Thirty years old
            birthday, Congrats!”. Not sure why tho since they are based since 69. I don’t remember why I said 30, it was in 2001.. Not sure when they started to publish roms instead of something else.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65c9d4e874fbcb08912b38056cece9563416b14cd7ac89d00fcb0f17d69bb3ed.jpg

    • Full Options

      At least one of those (asterisk for the extra ones coming with the JP edition) :

      Donkey Kong
      Mario Bros.
      Pac-Man
      Excitebike
      Balloon Fight
      Ice Climber
      Galaga
      Yie Ar Kung-Fu*
      Super Mario Bros.
      The Legend of Zelda
      Atlantis no Nazo*
      Gradius
      Makaimura (Ghosts ‘n Goblins)
      Somomon’s Key*
      Metroid
      Akumajō Dracula (Castlevania)
      Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
      Tsuppari Ōzumō*
      Super Mario Bros. 3
      Ninja Ryū Ken-den (Ninja Gaiden)
      Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (Mega Man 2)
      Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom)*
      Double Dragon II: The Revenge
      Super Contra
      Final Fantasy III*
      Dr. Mario
      Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundōkai*
      Mario Open Golf (Mario Golf)*
      Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2)
      Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (Kirby’s Adventure)

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)
    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Is that Hattori Hanzo?

      • Full Options

        LOL yes, I bet Black Mamba is training up-stairs.. xD

    • Lex Radu
  • Jav

    Is he playing with switch?

  • Excellent.

    • Full Options

      xD Conan’s natural sense of humor is so hilarious. He is among the best late-show dudes out there.

  • So did you guys see this stuff yet? http://imgur.com/a/QhKMZ

    • A Close Up article of the Limited Edition art book will be posted on here once it’s out.

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