Kojima will be speaking at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is a yearly event taking place in New York City since 2002. This year it will recognize video games as well, and among the three keynote speakers is none other than Hideo Kojima. In this presentation he’ll talk about ‘what’s next for him’, as well as the influence of cinema on his work, according to the schedule on the official Tribeca website. [Update: this specific information has been changed to the simple announcement that there will be a ‘conversation’ with Hideo Kojima]

Kojima’s talk will take place on April 29th at 5:30 PM.

Other keynote speakers are Ken Levine and Sam Lake, known for BioShock and Alan Wake respectively (among other things). As is the case with Kojima, narrative tends to play a big role in their games. Each talk is scheduled to run for 50 minutes, and we may even get some new details on Death Stranding before E3 kicks off in June.

Source: Tribeca Official Website, Glixel (thanks Golgari!)

  • It’s a trailer or something new. Just check out how David Cage did it at Tribeca.

    The worst case scenario: he will show us 2 trailers again and will de-construct them in additional video where he will show us how he made mo-cap in real time.

    It’s 50 minutes at the main stage. He can’t waste this time at that special event. We already had a huge talk in Australia. >:(

    • But a trailer this close to E3? Don’t you think he will save it for that?

      • Full Options

        What’s cool is that the more the project goes forward, the more he’ll have elements to select from for teasing … If he finally shows something next month, the two events look to me fairly distinct / delayed to have 2 different things…
        Or maybe we’ll have only stuff at E3… Even a single new trailer at E3 would be yet great..

      • Who said he won’t have another trailer for E3?
        He can do a Teaser trailer for Tribeca with a new actor announcement and at E3 we can see the gameplay or a FULL trailer. Tribeca is a good choice to showcase new… female actress I guess?

        This is Tribeca. This is some serious stuff right here for 50 minutes. Just go and see David Cage at Tribeca for youtube to understand how Sony did the marketing and it was a good decision before E3.

        • Yeah you could be right. Let’s hope you are! 🙂

          • There is something new. I’m sure of it. This is a main stage. We are talking about the place that is a theater with a huge screen. That would be a waste of time if he will show us these two trailers again that people know about for so long.
            Tribeca even uses his face as the main thing for this event. Kojima retweets all of this like crazy.

    • Full Options

      If he could just give us a date for the first gameplay footage…

    • New (female) character reveal at this festival. Story teaser and possible gameplay reveal at E3 is what I am hoping for.

    • Batzi

      Highly doubt he will show a new trailer at an event that isn’t really popular when you compare it to E3 for instance.

      However, he might show concept art or a teaser image of some sort. That’s more likely to happen.

      • I want to agree but seriously. You pay 40$ for the event or 70$ for full event for Kojima to talk about…

        Interviewer: Is there any new info on DS you can tell us about?
        Kojima: “Well, I wanted to do a game about connections, so I picked strands as the main theme”
        Interviewer: Dude cmon.
        (c) reddit/lechinor.

        It’s not that popular compared to E3 but it’s not a niche event. David Cage showed full trailer of Beyond:Two Souls and showed everyone performance capture and they had Ellen Page there. Kojima can do the same, tease a new character and bring female/male actor on stage to talk about the process.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Off Topic:
    Japan:We honestly don’t give a Fuck
    Speaking of the movie it got average reviews and apparently the visuals are fucking mindblowing.
    Well take that golgari

    • Visuals can look gorgeous, but I don’t see there cyberpunk setting at all. Visuals is not everything if you can’t follow the simple rules of it’s cyberpunk setting.

    • Lex Radu

      Herd is a good film, and that The Major is better portrayed than in the anime, that some of the things the Movie improved, and that it is easy the best Anime adaptation so far!

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        I heard the opposite.The visuals are better than the anime but the plot is shallow but still did a decent job

        • Lex Radu

          I herd it has some problems, but that in the end is a good adaptation!

      • Tom Brearley-Smith

        Look on the bright side, a least we didn’t get another ‘Dragon Ball Evolution’.

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet


    • NegaScott128

      Except the character is literally whitewashed.


      “Mira” being a Japanese woman named Motoko Kusanagi before being turned into a cyborg is a major plot point in the movie. Essentially, it’s like if Alex Murphy was black before he became a white RoboCop. It’s fucking weird, and that the movie doesn’t even explore the racial element just calls attention to how arbitrary Johansson’s casting really is. There is no explanation as to why a white body was chosen, and this element of Motoko literally losing her racial identity is never even mentioned. It’s just background for the Jason Bourne/RoboCop-style amnesia plot. If they actually tried to do something with that concept, it might have actually been kind of clever. But by not commenting on it, the whitewashing becomes even more obvious. And that doesn’t even get into how most of the major characters are white without any explanation either, even though the movie still takes place in Japan and most of the characters still have their original Japanese names.

      • I don’t care about whitewashing at all… but what if she was Japanese and than turned to cyborg… White lady we all know. Maybe they tried to change her identity as much as possible just because… They had plans for her!?!?!?

        • NegaScott128

          But why would they choose a white shell when she’s in Japan, which even in the future shown by this movie has a mostly-Japanese population? Wouldn’t that make her stand out like a sore thumb?

          It’s like they knew it was offensive and weird, but instead of either separating the character from her Japanese origins by making her explicitly American from the start, or by going in-depth and exploring what it means to lose one’s racial identity, they half-assed it and made it even weirder and more offensive.

          • I saw only trailers and most of the people were white.. except for Aramaki.
            Maybe Japan is now more like a US. The land of immigrants. Futuristic Tokyo…
            I don’t know. Not trying to defend it. So far reviews are negative and I said long time ago that this director won’t do justice for GiTS masterpiece.

      • Alex

        I’m pretty sure it has always been just a brain inside of a cyborg body, there’s no deviation there and its always been different from Robocop in that aspect, since its just a brain. The whole point of cyborgs in cyberpunk is to be of an ideal image, there is no exposition required for that common sense when she’s being made by a corporation for an expressed purpose. You say the racial identity isn’t explored, when the most moving scenes in the movie are her with her Japanese mother. You sound like you came at it with your mind already made up beforehand, so anything you see that proves you ironically wrong must be malicious. This actually adds to the anime by making it make more sense as to her image.

        The movie also showed the world of Japan in the future to be more of a melting pot, which isn’t a stretch with how many Americans and foreigners move there every year. I thought the movie actually paid great respect to the Japanese overall.

        Not to mention Kojima lol.

        • NegaScott128

          “The whole point of cyborgs in cyberpunk is to be of an ideal image”
          …So, ignoring the “Japanese people think of white people as the ideal” thing… or even “white people are just the ideal for everyone” thing…
          The argument that Motoko can look like whatever she wants is undercut by the fact that she did not choose to become a cyborg like in other versions of GITS. She was turned into one against her will.
          “You say the racial identity isn’t explored, when the most moving scenes in the movie are her with her Japanese mother.”
          …And? What about those scenes would have changed if the mother character was white? How does the mother being Japanese change the dynamic between her and Mira?
          “This actually adds to the anime by making it make more sense as to her image.”
          I have legitimately no idea what you’re talking about. The movie makes what make more sense to her image? Her race?
          “Not to mention Kojima lol.”
          I don’t believe he’s ever actually said anything about the casting or the racial elements of the film. In fact, he hasn’t even said if he’s seen it yet. I’m not even sure it’s out in Japan yet.

  • UPDATE 1: This is interesting. Tribeca Films Festival removed about Kojima’s conversation about his future plans and stuff.
    Now it’s just a conversation. 😉 Ohh…. Ok.

    • Huh, strange. Updated the article, in any case. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Gatsu

    HYPE …. http://i.imgur.com/IaLG69W.gif?noredirect

    Maybe he will show a teaser trailer.

    • Lex Radu

      I don’t think, and i don’t want to.

      Actually, i hope he talks about Gaming as a Medium, and not DS, he can talk about that on Hideo Tube, his podcast.

      I wanna see the Legendary Icon Kojima, not the DS Developer Kojima, if you get what i’m saying!

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        Nice one

    • Lex Radu

      I’m really curious what he’ll talk about!

    • Ruse cruise continues. At the same time KojiPro:

      Coincidence. 100k comments/100k followers. That only means one thing. GRAY FOX! It’s GRAY FOX xD

    • Gatsu

      Amazing! Here’s one more <3.

    • Full Options

      Congratz + Week end = Party time !


    • Lex Radu


      • Well it’s also thanks to you guys, the community, who posted those comments. 🙂

        • Lex Radu

          Naaah, it’s your website, you ran it, and you are running it, and you’re doing great!

          But hey, you’re welcome!

    • moto hellogoto

      30% of them are complaints about mgsv lol. Just kidding – it’s 25% tops.

      • radun

        Imagine if this site was around when MGS2 hit x_x

        • moto hellogoto

          I love MGS2 but I get why it received its criticism. We were led to believe we would be playing as Snake but then for most of the game we don’t get to play as him. At least we got to play as the real snake in MGS2 though, unlike in MGSV where it’s the medic the whole time. And Raiden ended up being a pretty interesting and unique character who’s indecisiveness and insecurity set him apart personality wise from the always confident and level-headed solid snake.

          This was refreshing. And when Snake reveals who he is and they both team up it makes you feel like such a badass. I still nerd out when Raiden and Snake team up to take on Solidus in that Harrier Jet. It’s one of my favorite MGS moments.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet


    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet


    • MrVux007

      Ah,always late to the party.
      Congrats to you and MGI community.

      This demands celebration…with drinking gifs!


  • This is sad, but Yong is right about this…

    • Mr.Pony

      The only reason i want Survive to be launched at all is so that someone can mod the bow from Survive into TPP so i can go full Rambo on those russians

    • Well the game might actually be fun, it uses TPP mechanics so gameplay should be solid. It’s just a spin-off anyway, like Metal Gear Acid for example.

      • We don’t know how solid they are in this game. One of the funniest and coolest thing about MGSV was it’s AI. With zombies you get dumbed down version of that already.
        This time there should be a lot of melee combat and MGSV animation is not that great for melee executions.

        as Yong said… This is a mod and worst of all, we have not heard about it since… I don’t even remember when it was announced. Konami’s horrible communication and PR department shows.

        • It seems like they only talk about the game during trade shows, announced at GamesCom, gameplay shown at TGS, so we’ll probably see it again at E3. It still supposed to come out this year, after all.

      • Full Options

        Those barricades carrying / placement along with other bigger or smaller and more or less functional elements could bring extra fun to the gameplay…
        We may also be able to virtually repair all GZ equipment’s and vehicles or more if they don’t stick too much to what they showed in the trailer..

        The concept of starting from scratch and slowly access more advanced rifles could be very entertaining.. Unless they scamp it all… I hope they won’t destroy more the Metal Gear’s image with all this.

        At least we know the game levels can be way bigger than in GZ since they solved the streaming mechanism for TPP, the very reason why GZ had to fit entirely and unfortunately in RAM… A new map would be so cool…

    • Full Options

      I am not sure they’ll use previous AI libs for some entities, but they would be really nuts if not… Let’s hope all zombies, or their bosses won’t share as low as puppet soldiers ones…
      I am quite confident though.. But could be mistaken… ;D

    • Full Options

      I can’t agree with Yong sometimes. He is a bit inquisitor about all this.
      I mean what we saw from Survive is far to be re-insuring for sure and on many aspects, but not all of them.
      In less than 2 years of dev, you can not expect more than a mod indeed, but even without Kojima, it is still nearly 2 years of MG devs efforts (even if not the best KP ones).
      There are still around at least hundred MG devs there, this kid can not just judge the title like that and dictate the group’s policies BEFORE actually playing the game, that sweeps bighead behavior.
      If we really see that they finally decided to poo like hard on MG with Survive, then we may unleash as much hatred as we want (if needed / not a waste of time / energy).
      But honestly I don’t see any reason to waste time with speculations just to bring likes and comments on his YT channel..

      Maybe he is right, but just telling Konami to burn 2 years of MG dev and backed with pure speculations is not really serious.

      The Survive decision was made right in the middle of the storm. Either they decide to be competitive after their mistakes and behave like real tennis players, either not but we can’t seriously start throwing rotten tomatoes before the match was played.

      • We are not blaming the devs, we are blaming Konami for the decision to make a Zombie game out of the MG franchise. It does not add to the lore or Metal Gear Universe at all. As Yong said no one asked for it.
        What was the problem to make a small spin off title with mercenaries or soldiers. You don’t need a crazy story around it… They could use generic storyline for missions. Instead they used the most cliche thing ever. A zombie game that has nothing to do with Metal Gear universe… Oh thx for the co-op…

        No one asked for this.

        • Full Options

          We are not blaming the devs, we are blaming Konami for the decision to make a Zombie game out of the MG franchise.

          Yeah Golg, for sure the suits are the asses, but if some devs who actually took the challenge seriously and hopefully managed to make it or some part entertaining, my impression is that it is not fair to tell them their past months efforts deserve trash, without giving a shot at it..
          The board obviously took some wrong decisions but we owe the team at least a shot.
          At least for the well deserved respect of people who worked on the previous opuses and the quality they provided.

          It does not add to the lore or Metal Gear Universe at all.

          Sure, on the sory stand point you are 200% right, but if there is the slightest chance to get some more gameplay and possible according improvements, I just can’t spit at it like that without trying it.
          I mean Yong could be a little less categorical, instead of telling us that he’s 100 % sure about the pretended incoming fiasco.
          He don’t know anything about the final result, he has to be at least a bit less partial / subjective.

          As Yong said no one asked for it.

          I am asking for anything new for MG as far as it is cool of course and if only gameplay, well, not that bad as a start..

          Yong is not blaming devs that’s true but with such opinions, he is nevertheless locking them out along with the board of dirs whereas he has the occasion to not put them in the same bag..

          Instead they used the most cliche thing ever. A zombie game that has nothing to do with Metal Gear universe

          Agreed again for the story but on a pure game mechanics aspect… Not saying it will be cool, but I want to try it.

    • Gatsu

      He probably is right about it, but still there are always fans who want to play a game like this. So him saying “nobody wants this” is a bit wrong.

      P.S. it’s awesome that Yong has over 200k subscribers already :D.

      • Lex Radu

        And he is also the only entertaining youtuber covering Metal Gear and anything Kojima!

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Pass the codeine bruh

          • Lex Radu

            I don’t have anymore, but i know someone who knows someone, who might know someone who could know someone that might have person who…where was i going with this?

    • NegaScott128

      I really think Konami made the wrong move by having this be the first post-Kojima MGS. A lot of the fanbase was really angry at Konami for how they treated Kojima and how their interference affected MGSV, so they needed to do something to get fans on board. I understand they probably wanted to get some extra mileage out of MGSV’s assets, but if they want the series to survive (heh), they need to keep up some level of quality and effort. Releasing what is, as Yong describes it, a glorified zombie mod is a terrible idea, because not only is it blatantly lazy and uninspired, it’s also a drastic departure for the series in favor of following outdated and tired trends. It’s quite possibly the worst idea for the first post-Kojima MGS game, outside of the pachinko machine.

      What they probably should have done is the MGS3 remake that a lot of people wanted them to do. They could keep the core gameplay of MGSV, reuse the cutscene animations and voice acting from the original, and probably reuse a lot of the jungle assets from MGSV too. It would have cost a bit more than Survive does, but it would’ve helped gotten fans back on board and would certainly sell better than Survive will, assuming it’s still coming out. It’s safe, yes, and just as uninspired as Survive, but they needed to play it safe after the colossal backlash they got.

    • Lex Radu

      What i’m wondering is, why isn’t Konami making Lego MGS Games?

      Lego adaptations aka self parodies of the existent MGS Games, like the Lego Star Wars Games!

      Seriously, MGS has a lot of things you could make fun off, and at the same time not offend the fans, and they wouldn’t be expensive to make either, so why not partner with Lego to make a few of these, the big ones, like MGS 1 or 3?

      • NegaScott128

        Well, right now, the rights to Lego video games are owned by Warner Bros., so there’s an additional legal hurdle to overcome. But the bigger problem is that the core demographic for Lego games are kids, and not only do most kids have no idea what MGS even is, it’s a much more violent series than anything Lego’s done before. Yeah, there wouldn’t be blood or anything in a Lego game, but the sheer backlash from parents and watchdog groups would be ridiculous. In addition, even if fans are open to a more comedic take on the series, I’d bet a lot of them wouldn’t be very happy with a cash-in that we all know would play exactly like every other Lego game, with barely any stealth mechanics to speak of. Finally, Lego seems to be moving away from traditional single-player games in favor of releasing expansions to Lego Dimensions, which has actually crossed over with other games like Portal and Sonic. If any Lego MGS game were to be released, it would most likely be a level pack for Dimensions, rather than a standalone game.

        • Lex Radu

          It would still be better than MG Survive!

          And no, screw the people who can’t handle LEGO making fun of certain dumb aspects of the MGS series in a geniunely comedic way.MGS is not perfect, and at the same time that’s why it is perfect, it’s self aware enough to know when to go Goofy or Serious. to know when to be realistic, and when to remind you this is fiction, in a way to it doesn’t pull you from the experience, but sucks you in more!

          The last thing Konami and Lego should do, if partner up and make a Lego MGS Game, is listening to the Social Justice Warriors!

          And so what it would be a Cash Grab, Survive is one too, at least this would be the better way to go without Kojima!

          • NegaScott128

            I never said that fans would be against a parody of the series. The popularity of stuff like Crab Battle, Metal Gear Awesome, and the Hiimdaisy comics already demonstrates that fans are open to things that poke fun at the series. And when I say “parents and watchdog groups,” I don’t mean SJWs. I mean the Jack Thompson types who think kids should never be exposed to anything violent ever, even if it’s in Lego form and wouldn’t have any blood or gore. I don’t even think Lego wants any M-rated material; why else would Halo go with Mega Blocks?

          • Lex Radu

            Then looks like you haven’t played “The Force Awakens” Lego.

            It’s Episode 7’s plot, but in Lego, it has the violent parts…but in Lego, same can be done with Metal Gear!

            I would buy a Lego MGS Game, and Lego MGS toys.
            Konami should be stupid not to try this!

          • NegaScott128

            Force Awakens is based off a PG-13 movie, and is part of an extremely popular franchise that kids are already very familiar with. Almost every MGS game is rated M, and most kids have no idea what the fuck it is. The amount of fans who would buy a hypothetical Lego MGS game is comparatively much smaller than the audience for other Lego games based on more broadly popular and less-violent franchises. Again, Lego itself seems to have a rule against adult-oriented franchises, since there has never been a Lego set based off an M-rated game or R-rated movie. So even if Konami was interested in such a game, Lego would probably never allow it.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            *cough* Peace walker *cough*
            Your turn David 8

          • NegaScott128

            “Almost every MGS game is rated M”
            “Almost every MGS game”

            And Lex’s two picks for a Lego MGS, MGS1 and 3, are both rated M.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Mgs1 wouldn’t be hard to have a lego parody.Apart from Meryl’s death and Wolf’s death everything is pretty tame.Lego mgs3 would suck more than mia khalifa

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            If the lego batman can do an r-rated comic property into a hilarious parody with double and triple entendre mgs1 should be okay.Mgs2 is too.complicated and would be ruined.Mgs 4 and mgsv have shitty writing and weak stories so fuck TAHT.And nyxus don’t advertise your articles full of symbolism for mgs4.Having symbolism doesn’t make you apocalypse now or the shining or 2001

          • NegaScott128

            Batman has also been in numerous media that is targeted at a younger audience, and is a widely popular comic book icon. MGS has had like 2 non-M games, one of which is a non-canon spin-off that barely anyone remembers (Ghost Babel). You can’t compare the two properties. Lego has never and will never release a set or game based off an R-rated film or an M-rated game.

            Put it another way: Halo and Destiny didn’t go to Mega Bloks by choice.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Call of doody went to megabloks too .Fuck megabloks

          • Tom Brearley-Smith

            Halo and Assassin’s Creed went to Mega Bloks too. Just letting you know.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            “Halo and assasins creed”
            Yeah and…..?

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Halo isn’t really a mature franchise and AC has tons of ignorant teen fangirls including me

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Honestly apart from batman 1966 and the Schumacher shit The the target audience for batman is more for teens , young adults and adults

          • NegaScott128

            There’s also the DCAU, and other animated series since then. The character’s just popular with everyone, no matter how old they are. There’s a reason he’s the only licensed character with any substantial screentime in the Lego Movie.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            The DCAU had really dark themes and suggestive content.

          • NegaScott128

            It’s still a bunch of cartoons that aired on Fox, the WB, and Cartoon Network. It definitely had an adult audience, yes, and it dealt with themes that most children’s entertainment does not, but it was still primarily targeted and marketed towards children. Certainly far more so than, say, the Nolan Batman films.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            You forgot to add “Checkmate” at the end 🙂
            Mic drops are for kids

          • Lex Radu

            You never know!

  • UPDATE 2: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/tribeca-games-festival-hideo-kojima-1202018438/

    Wow… I completely forgot that Tribeca Festival for the first time showed L.A. Noire.

    Hideo Kojima: Creator of the “Metal Gear” franchise on what’s next for him and the influences of film on his work.”

    He can easily show us new teaser trailer. Important note here, not a trailer, but a Teaser trailer.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Big boss in Hanoi(1970) [Colourised]

    • Eugene Voldo

      Time paradox and you know it.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet


    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Arriving in Vietnam like…
      “Welcome to the rice fields, motherfucker!”

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        Snake when fighting Eva in vietnam be like
        Okay that was corny

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