Thu, Apr 08, 2010 | 22:21 BST
Castlevania “wouldn’t be as good” without Kojima, says Cox
Castlevania: Lord of Shadow producer Dave Cox has revealed that the game would not be as good if it wasn’t for Hideo Kojima’s “experience and wisdom”.
Speaking with PSM3, Cox said that he was also surprised that Kojima felt he could learn, in turn, from Mercury Steam.
“Frankly, the game wouldn’t be as good without him,” said Cox. “On a technical level, they’ve helped us with many things – with Gabriel and facial animation, design and more. I get videos from them highlighting issues, and that’s really useful.
“The most surprising thing [Kojima] told me was that he felt Mercury Steam could teach them some things about game development.
“That’s typical of Mr. Kojima; he’s generous and he’s always looking at ways to improve what he does. Having someone of his caliber helping is a once-in-a-lifetime chance that the Castlevania team is truly grateful for.”
The game is set for release this year for PS3 and 360.
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