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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes special edition’s novel artwork snapped by Kojima

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes’ special edition release will come with a novel called Peace Walkers, featuring art from series artist Yoji Shinkawa. Director Hideo Kojima has posed photos of the tome online.

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Yoji Shinkawa headlines

  • Metal Gear Solid 5 art director discusses game's 'darker, heavier' tone

    Metal Gear Solid 5 art director Yoji Shinkawa has discussed the game’s darker edge in a new interview, and sheds light on his favourite characters in the game.

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  • The art of Metal Gear: Yoji Shinkawa's visual legacy

    Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa has defined some of the most iconic characters in gaming history. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with the artist about visualising Hideo Kojima’s concepts.

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  • Metal Gear Art Studio offered in franchise anniversary celebrations

    Konami has released the Metal Gear Art Studio, an online set of digital drawing tools. Apparently the brainchild of artist Yoji Shinkawa as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the online tools are supposed to be functionally identical to those used to create the distinctive brush-style concept art which has so defined Metal Gear. […]

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  • Kojima will be at Westfield GAME for UK Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance launch

    Attention Hideo Kojima fans: GAME has announced the Metal Gear director will be on-hand February 22 at the Westfield Shopping Center White City location for the official UK launch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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  • Metal Gear Solid artist planning "surprise" for franchise anniversary

    Metal Gear Solid debuted a gorgeous brush-stroke style art style which later went on to become one of the series’s defining characteristics, linking artist Yoji Shinkawa with the franchise forevermore. For the 25th anniversary of the very first Metal Gear, the series’s Facebook page has promised the artist is preparing a “very special surprise”. Obviously […]

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  • Kojima tweets mysterious Shinkawa-drawn art

    Hideo Kojima’s tweeted a mysterious piece of art that was drawn by well-known KP art director Yoji Shinkawa.

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  • Kojima reveals the origins of Metal Gear Solid's Cyborg Ninja

    Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has shared a sketch – a “graffiti” – by long-time series artist Yoji Shinkawa, which was the genesis of Metal Gear Solid’s cyborg ninja. A cyborg ninja character of some kind has appeared in every core Metal Gear game since. See the full sketch through the break.

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  • Reminder: Hideo Kojima is in London this weekend

    Just a friendly reminder that MGS: Peace Walker creator Hideo Kojima and his lead artist Yoji Shinkawa are coming to London this weekend.

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  • Kojima, Square Enix planning another collaboration

    Square Enix is up to its old tricks again, hinting at a new partnership with Hideo Kojima.

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  • Kojima and Shinkawa landing in London June 18-19

    Konami has announced that Hideo Kojima and and art director Yoji Shinkawa will be in London for two days, as part of their World Tour promoting the release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. They’ll be signing things too.

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  • MGS4 finally gets Japanese launch event

    Konami’s announced that there’s going to be Tokyo dates in the Kojima World Tour added for this weekend, June 28 and 29. Hideo’s not going to be there, from the look of it, but fans may be able to get art director Yoji Shinkawa’s autograph if they’re fast enough. That’s a sketchy translation, but it […]

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  • Pics from Hideo Kojima London signing posted

    PS3F’s posted shots from today’s Kojima signing in London, showing why 8/10 scores don’t mean a fig to this bunch of people. The site got an MGS Collection signed by Kojima, artist Yoji Shinkawa and “Beauty and the Beast model Yumi Kikuchi”. No idea why she was there, but one in the hand’s worth two […]

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  • Konami: London Kojima signing "very well attended," world tour detailed

    Metal Gear boss Hideo Kojima appeared at HMV in Oxford Street today, alongside long-time Snake art-man Yoji Shinkawa, to sign stuff for fans, and a Konami UK rep told us the event was “very well attended”. We’re getting pictures tomorrow morning, apparently. The London signing was the first step in a global promo tour to […]

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  • Kojima signing MGS4 London on June 2

    Konami’s confirmed that Kojima’s MGS4 promotional world tour will begin in London on June 2 with a signing of the game at HMV on Oxford Street. The Konami developer and artist Yoji Shinkawa will be at the store from noon onwards but access to the duo will be “strictly limited,” apparently. If you want in, […]

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