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Death Stranding Fans Create Tribute to Hideo Kojima in Stunning Book

A Hideo Kojima Book: Tomorrow is in your Hands uncovers the artistic and personal influence Hideo Kojima has had on fans.

Death Stranding and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima’s unique and creative approach to games has always fascinated gamers.

As much as Death Stranding may have divided fans, there’s no doubt about Kojima’s strange yet intriguing ability to produce a multilayered and deeply intricate title.

In celebration of the legend that is Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding fans from all over the world have flocked to the producer’s side to showcase how much he has impacted their lives through a beautiful book that includes artwork, cosplay and even special quests from well-known gaming studios.

A Hideo Kojima Book

A Hideo Kojima Book: Tomorrow is in Your Hands, which launched last year, is the spinoff to 2017’s A Hideo Kojima Book: From Mother Base with Love, which shed light onto the Metal Gear series.

This book, however, focuses on Death Stranding and how fans became inspired by the game. With over 300 dedicated pages to Kojima’s work, the stunning pages are littered with 50 artists exhibiting their Death Stranding artwork, over 20 cosplayers and more than 30 special guests detailing what Kojima means to them.

Some of the special guests you may recognise are Darren Jacobs (Heartman in Death Stranding), Dennis Zopfi (Lead Combat & Robot Designer at Guerrilla Games), Jan Bart Van Beek (Game Director at Guerrilla Games), Jordan Lamarre (ex Kojima Productions), Low Roar, Mathijs de Jonge (Game Director at Guerrilla Games), Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director at Remedy Games), Silent Poets, Tommie Earl Jenkins (Die-Hardman in Death Stranding), YongYea and many more..”

About the Author

Tarak Chami, the creator of A Hideo Kojima Book: Tomorrow is in Your Hands, is from Berlin, Germany. After a successful Kickstarter campaign with the help of 248 backers, Chami launched one of his dreams as well as one of his books.

Chami told DualShockers that “my greatest pride in this project was that all continents were represented. Bringing together people from all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all communities is really rewarding.”

Talking about his book a little more, Chami took delight in being the first and biggest community project to not get shut down by Konami and also what it meant to him to get as many people from every walks of life connecting as one:

“It was very important to build a community project like “A Hideo Kojima Book” with every kind of people involved, from all around the world and without any sexuality, skin colours, religious differences. I’m glad to see that we became a small family where everybody supports each other.”

Where to buy ‘A Hideo Kojima Book’

Due to the success of the Kickstarter, Chami is now releasing and reprinting 100 issues of the 2nd edition. The book will come signed and numbered also. As it’s Chami’s birthday tomorrow, April 4, he states that he will be adding four special packs to celebrate it.

The Hideo Kojima book will also include a copy of “A Yoji Shinkawa Book” which focuses on Yoji Shinkawa, the lead character and mecha designer for the Metal Gear franchise. The smaller book is packed full of guest illustrations in the spirit of Shinkawa’s iconic style.

You can pick up ‘A Hideo Kojima Book’ right here via Esty with delivery expected in June of this year.

Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Head of Culture, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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