It's been a long time since the last activity on this news feed. Of course, we all know about The Phantom Pain and are eagerly awaiting for it.
It will certainly mark the end of an era. Junker HQ has been a Kojima fan site for more than 15 years, and we don't know yet what the future will bring.
What we do know is that MGSV will be an incredible game, and we'll enjoy it soon.
From then on, we hope the best for the Kojima productions team. We'll be following their paths.
Happy birthday Kojima san.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:00
Nickdaring from the forums has compiled a set of photos, you can check them out here.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:03:29
Remake for SD-Snatcher?
Here is a demo for a possibe remake of SD-Snatcher. The author says it is a quick test to gauge interest.
You can check the screens in this site.
Thanks to Stratoslava from the forums, you can discuss this here
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:00:20
New Snatcher scans
Trickless posted some great Snatcher and SD Snatcher scans for the community at the forums
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:55:41
On the latest KP podcast they asked for feedback regarding whether people want to see Sdatcher localized somehow. While we're continuing to work on our subtitled version, it would nevertheless be great to see an official English version.
As you probably know, the aspect ratio of teh original titles during cinemas, which was 16:9, is not being respected in the HD remakes.. even though the native aspect ratio is now real 16:9 and not achieved through letterboxing.
It has not been reported how this will affect both Z.O.E. titles. It must be noted that Anubis has some animation, which will hopefully be respected, but who knows about the real time cinemas.
It is a shame since the aesthetic value is completely disregarded, and some elements which were not meant to be shown are now. It could have been (or maybe still could be) a perfect re-release, but it seems they are focusing on having this maybe due to some technical problem.
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:55:36
"Like the rest of the music, the song is composed by Akira Yamaoka and starts at 16:30, and the trailer starts at 38:40. Being a trailer, I'm not sure I want to translate it because I don't have the entire script to go on (contextual factors come into play)."
"A release date of September 2nd is announced at the end of the trailer."
Thanks to Marc for the detailed information.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:58:41
Kojima Intervies during his stay in Mexico
Here is one of the two interviews that took place during Kojima's visit to Mexico, at the Playstation Blog
"This idea of an open world in 3D is very good, and I would love to do something like Snatcher, but I do not have the time or the means to do so. But if anyone else would like to develop it, I would love it."
The other will be in Atomix Mag.
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:28:09
New SDATCHER images
The cast has been announced and photographed. They are: Akio Otsuka, Kikuko Inoue, Houchu Otsuka, Yumi Kikuchi, Tomokazu Sugita, Tetsuya Yanagihara (America Zarigani) and Takehito Koyasu. Plus, Goichi Suda and Hideo Kojima as cameo roles.
And an image from character designer Satoshi Yoshioka has been posted:
Gibson... being a prequel of sorts, he must be the main character.
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:16:27
Kojima event in Mexico City
Here are some extra pics I took at the public event:
The stage, there is not that much people since everyone was in line outside the venue. These are just the first that arrived and the curious that were at the mall:
The start of the event:
RULES FOR GETTING AN AUTOGRAPH
1 object each person, NO EXCEPTIONS
The objects to be signed must be flat and allow the ink to flow: booklets, game covers, books or paper materials (postals, posters, etc)
PSP, either black or the MG edition (only the box)
Articles that won't be signed:
Any kind of fabric
Any object with irregular surface
Posters with dimensions exceeding 60x90 cm
Peace walker collector's edition box
Any material not related with Hideo Kojima or Kojima productions
Finally, the Radio drama has been announced for Hidechan 300. Suda and Akira Yamaoka working on it.
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:55:38
Metal Gear Mk II model
Forum user nickdaring made a great figure/model of Metal Gear Mk II from Snatcher, check it out:
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:51:39
Another Chargeback forward video set
Check out this new unboxing video by Charge back forward, there's even a teaser for it.. I recommend watching that first for the full dramatic effect. As you can see Big Mike is a very dedicated Snatcher fan, and with Terence they have excellent production values:
Hope to see you online, check the boards for other users that are in.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:11:06
Metal Gear Online Beta Installation
Just as a service notice, the download is 741 MB but it is really slow tonight. Be advised that after that, you'll need to install another ~600 MB, but those are through a torrent client where you share with other users. As Marc said, I believe this is a first in the console world.
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:05:06
Marc has posted images from the interview with Jeff Lupetin (Gillian Seed) and Lucy Childs (Metal Gear Mk II), great news for Snatcher fans!
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:18:42
Excellent MGS2 analysis
James Clinton Howell (you might recall him from Deltahead translations) has posted an excellent formal analysis on MGS2. I highly recommend you read it.
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:03:24
New Snatcher Wav/PCM extractor for Sega/Mega CD versions
A new tool to extract the Sega/Mega CD audio from Snatcher is now available for download. It is able to extract the original audio in it's full quality (8 bit 16 Khz), so if you are interested go give it a try.
Fri, 20 Jul 2007 19:04:21
Interview with Jeremy Blaustein from TUS
The long awaited PTT Podcast - Episode 11 from TUS, which has the Interview with Jeremy Blaustein, has been uploaded.
It has the first part of the interview with this great translator. I bet Snatcher fans will love to know about the stuff he has to say regarding its localization, so go get it from TUS now.
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:36:06
New MG Saga DVD
Check out Osiris' post for details.
Wed, 04 Jul 2007 18:18:17
Policenauts English Trailers now available
The translated trailers for Policenauts are now available for download at Policenauts net. Hope you guys enjoy them.
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 09:09:14
La Mulana, and Tokimeki/Snatcher game references
A friend of mine pointed me to a great game called La Mulana, a game created in the MSX style and recently translated to English. I must say that the game design is really good, and that it is indeed challenging. I recommend you play it.
But, there is more to it as the title of this entry says. The game has hidden mini MSX game parodies within, by collecting some items. Here is a link to a video of the one that interests us. I must warn you though, the voice of the guy narrating is a bit annoying. You've been warned.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:54:33
MGS Drama CD Translations
Be sure to check out the MGS Drama CD Translations, originally done by Juan Soler, revised by Marc. Great stuff that hasn't been available to non Japanese speakers.
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 18:07:58
Nekura Hoka posted the following news at the forum:
Howdy all, I thought some of you would be interested to know i uploaded an updated translation for Metal Gear (1.9). Anyway it's got a couple of corrections and has been enhanced with lowercase lettering.
I know this kind of translation is kind of irrelevant given the subsistence releases (which I have btw), but it at least might be ok for nostalgia purposes.
The two premium packs are available at some stores for pre-order, and you can view the contents at the official page. I list them here for your convenience anyway:
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops [Konamistyle Limited Premium Pack]
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
PSP Console Camouflage (PSP-1000CA)
Original PSP Case 'Skin of a Warrior'
Strap 'Tail of a Killer'
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops [Premium Pack]
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
PSP Console Camouflage (PSP-1000CA)
Original PSP Case
As you can see, if you want a Premium Pack, you'll get another PSP. A good offer for those that don't have one though. The US version will be released during December as well, though I don't have the exact date. The other two will be available at Dec 21.
If you have the 450 or 350 USD available, you can pre-order them at:
3) Which system(s) would you like to see us release games for?
4) Which genre(s) would you like to see us work on?
Action adventure (67.5%)
Action RPG (65.7%)
5) What sort of content would you like to see us work with?
An everyday setting based on our world (55.7%)
Nonfiction (Kojima said he liked this idea) (42.7%)
Science fiction (36.4%)
Hardboiled story (32.7%)
6) What sort of collaborations would you like to see us do?
Publishing (manga, novels) (46.9%)
I tried my best with the percentages, but I really had to squint to even get a good look at them.
Anyway, the shows will be broadcast over the next coming weeks. It appears Tecmo and KP are going to be doing some sort of big collaberation. Lunar Knights will also have animation scenes done by Studio 4 C. Doshin the Giant's Kazutoshi Iida made a surprise appearance on the radio as well.
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:59:25
More info from TGS, thanks to Osiris
The game system is more or less in place now, so they'll really start fleshing out the rest of the game. However, he says it'll be quite a while before it's completed, so it looks like next winter (and not July) will be the release period.
Besides the 12-inch Snake figure, there are a number of other merchandise goods being planned.
Kojima revealed they went to a Middle Eastern country, a South American country, and several eastern European countries for the game's research. These are possibly the locations in which the game takes place.
Kojima said that a group in the game uses real people, as in people in our world, and one of them is Yumi Kikuchi, a co-host of Hidechan. They then showed a CG model they made of Yumi, and said they put her face through several layers of digital make-up, and then... And that's where he said he couldn't say anymore. But he did say, "Why do they need to use real people? You'll have to play the game to find out."
Finally, Kojima said you'll be about to control aspects of the opening titles of the game, like Snake Eater, only this time it'll be even more amazing. He said, "Konami's customer help lines will be ringing off the hook the day the game comes out."
Kojima said the hard part about making Ops is whent they change the story for Ops, MGS4's story changes, too. Likewise, when they change 4's story, Ops has to be changed as well. He said he won't have a clear vision of 4's story until Ops is completed.
Kojima said he wants people to play DGN2 before 4 as the two stories are closely connected. It sounds like DGN2 might have story elements not present in MGS2.
Great news for Snatcher fans, specially those of us who enjoy the music from it. First, The Kremlin has created and uploaded the next edition of Snatcher Soundtracks REMASTERED so go and listen to them, just please ddon't abuse the server. And the second piece of Snatcher music related news, you can get a Snatcher PSG Medley from the PC Engine version here.
Sat, 17 Jun 2006 17:39:06
It is June 6th, another Catastrophe anniversary. As always, The Kremlin did a little something to conmemorate it. I am sorry there is nothing new around here, but I am working on something you might like, may take a while though.
Tue, 06 Jun 2006 17:37:24
Marc has made translations of some bits that were removed from the US version of Snatcher, as well as some that were added to later versions. They are being added to the corresponding pages, but meanwhile you can read them at the forums.
Wed, 17 May 2006 17:37:05
E3 Press Kit
This year Kojima Productions radically changed the Press kit they give out, and instead did a parody of the Show Daily E3 pamphlet. It is called "Show Maybe?" and they talk about it in yesterday's Kojima report.
Thu, 11 May 2006 00:00:00
MGS TUS has the 15 minute trailer for download.
Wed, 10 May 2006 17:25:43
E3 has started
During the Sony conference many things were announced, but one is of most importance to us. The MGS4 teaser of the trailer. While the trailer is released, you can watch the teaser at MGS TUS or You tube. Have fun. Update You can grab the direct feed at Game trailers
Mon, 08 May 2006 17:25:15
Osiris posted at the forums about the confirmation of the Metal Gear movie by Kojima himself while talking with the voice actor of Paramedic during last episode of Hidechan radio. Please, read the thread for more information.
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:24:23
Being fan of the works of both Kojima Hideo and Oshii Mamoru I am really happy to listen to them at Hidechan radio. Oshii will be a guest for three programs in a row, being this one the first. I was really happy when I found that interview in the Policenauts guide, which had both of them, since I found a lot of their ideas similar. The only problem of course is understanding spoken Japanese, a task I am still not very good at =P.
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 00:00:00
Metal Gear Ac!d 2 (US) scans
Scans for the US version of Metal Gear Ac!d 2 are up now. A shame they changed the Tobidac!d so much, but I understand their reasons.
Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:22:10
During Hidechan Radio #31 Suda51 and Kojima talk about Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright), Snatcher and Policenauts (minute 6:00); the background music is "Theme of Ending" from the MSX version of Snatcher. Unfortunately they are talking about the low sales of the genre. By the way, if you haven't played Phoenix Wright and have a DS, give it a try... I loved the game. Thanks to Osiris for pointing this out.
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 00:00:00
Another month goes by. But there are some Snatcher news, which I don't claim to be the first to bring of course. There was a renewal of the Snatcher trademark by Konami, on 2005-10-27. Of course this has created rumors of a re-release of some sort, but if you examine the page it reveals that such a renewal process has been done in the past, and that it needs to be done every 6 years (Wikipedia states that in the US it is a period of 5 years at most). What it does point out, is that Konami is not forgetting it's trademarks neither letting them go.
Also, during the 25th Hidechan radio transmission (available at Konami's site) the guest was Kikuko Inoue (seiyuu/voice actress for Jaime Seed in Snatcher CD-ROMantic, Karen Hojo in Policenauts, Rose in Metal Gear Solid 2 and The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3. I don't understand much of it, but from what I gathered and what Osiris told me (who told me about this whole deal) they are speaking about when they made the games (Snatcher and Policenauts) and they put Snatcher and Policenauts music in the background during the interview. The great thing that they always do, noted as well by Osiris, is end the program with End of the Dark, a hint to how much Kojima-san loves the game. Thanks a lot to Marc for this info.
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:14:36