Yoji Shinkawa reveals his favorite Metal Gear characters

Yoji Shinkawa, art director and one of the biggest influences on the series, talked a bit about his favorite characters in the series. During an interview with Christine Ko from Konami, he looked back at Metal Gear Solid V’s E3 showing and the series in general.


There are a bunch of new characters shown in the E3 trailer, but Shinkawa’s favorites are the the power suit wearing enemies you only see very briefly emerging from the sandstorm.


As to who is his favorite Snake, he went with Solid Snake from the original Metal Gear Solid, since this was the first character he designed at Konami.


His favorite overall character in the Metal Gear series is the Cyborg Ninja (Gray Fox).


Gray Fox in Metal Gear Rising

Source: Konami

  • PrinceHeir

    awesome stuff 😀

    didn’t know Yoji’s first character is Solid Snake 😀

    im also glad he like Gray Fox, but i would have prefer Raiden over him.

    he’s just a beast and well made character, love blade mode and his laugh 🙂

    • Nyxus

      Well, his first character working for Konami, to be exact. But probably still his most popular character.

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