As you know, at the end of last month Kojima’s name and the Kojima Productions logo were suddenly removed from the official site and promotional images, supposedly as a result of Konami’s restructuring – though a communication block is still in effect. The whole controversy even led to some people canceling their pre-orders. Now, Akio Otsuka, the Japanese voice actor for Snake, is asking people to support the game, saying that the team working on the game hasn’t changed. As translated by JunkerHQ:
“The TPP team is the same, so please don’t cancel preorders or encourage others not to buy it.”
The actor said he wanted as many people as possible to enjoy the game.
At this point, Kojima and his team are hard at work finishing the game, making sure it’s perfect when it releases at the beginning of September.
Hideo Kojima, Stefanie Joosten and Akio Otsuka, March 26 2015