Kojima Talks About ‘New Snake’ by Anthony Barlow
July 29, 2008, 7:36 pm
Filed under: Gaming News | Tags: , , , ,

According to Kojima himself MGS4 was Snake’s final mission but does this mean it was the last of the Metal Gear games to feature undoubtedly the greatest ever gaming character (yeah, take that Mario!)? Yep it was but Kojima says there could be a new ‘Snake’ for a new era. Thankfully Kojima explains himself:

The heroes in most animations and movies don’t age. They are often immortal. Snake, on the other hand, has aged with the times. I made him this way because of the unique characteristics of the game medium. Snake is a fictional character, but at the same time he represents the players themselves because of the interactive nature of games.

This is very different from other types of entertainment mediums in which you just watch or listen. Therefore, Snake’s memories become the players own journey. In that sense, I believe that interactive games are somewhat similar to live shows that reflect the signs of the times. Therefore, this allowed me the opportunity to bring the character of Snake to life and make the story more realistic by showing signs of his aging.

One decade has passed since the release of Metal Gear Solid. I believe that fans have shared these past 10 years with Snake. The final story of Snake equals closure for these fans. Therefore, the Snake that has existed over the past 10 years could have only existed during this time.

I would like you to think that this good-bye to Snake is a good-bye to this era and represents closure to your old self. If there ever were to be a new Snake (might have a different name), he will be a Snake for a new era.

Sounds good. You’ve gotta believe there won’t be another Metal Gear game to feature Snake. A remake of MGS1 would be really nice! Obviously Kojima wants to move on but do the fans? This one doesn’t think so.


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