Castlevania “wouldn’t be as good” without Kojima, says Cox

Thursday, 8th April 2010 22:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


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.

The May issue of PSM3 will be in stores this week.

Via CVG.



  1. Erthazus

    Said the guys who created shitty games as:

    American McGee presents: Scrapland
    Clive Barker’s Jericho

    I’m still not sure about this. Even if there is Kojima.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DaMan

    last time Kojima designed a fun game was in 2001 anyway.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    What is Kojimas role on this game? Sounds like he’s just dropping advice. I thought he was actually MAKING this game.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    Apparently, he is just advising on it. You never know though.

    Jericho COULD have been good, sadly, it wasn’t.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Well thats abit disapointing. Didnt Kojima present the game and it was said to be by Kojima Productions? Sounds like they’re riding his name more then anything.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Kojima’s an advisor on the project. Although why KP is advertised alongside Mercury Stream is beyond me.

    I did see one of the KP lot playing it the other week via Twitter from Kojima, mind.

    Peace Walker – the old MGS roles he used to do (director/producer/writer)
    Rising – producer
    Castlevania – advisor.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Aimless

    Kojima probably has as much to do with this game as Miyamoto does to all the recent games to which his name’s attached.

    From the article it sounds like KojiPro have shared technology, assets and ideas with Mercury Steam so I’m not sure why their name wouldn’t be dropped. It also adds an air of credibility to the game, obviously.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    I hope he at least has nothing to do with the game’s storyline.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. xino

    can’t wait for this sick game!

    Hack n Slash FTW!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    one of my most anticipated games this year.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Kojima has as much to do with this game as Tom Clancy does with any of Ubisoft’s output. :-)

    It does look pretty good, though. Kojima or not.

    #11 5 years ago

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