Hideo Kojima Pays Homage to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Hideo Kojima Pays Homage to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

The Hudson River, two years ago...

Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is a memorable game. Who could forget switching from playing as Solid Snake to Raiden? Or when Fatman, the best villain of the series, was introduced? Okay, maybe that last one is just me but MGS 2 certainly has its moments.

In a recent Twitter post, the series’ creator, Hideo Kojima, pays homage to one of these moments. Here is the original tweet:

Now, this may seem like an ordinary picture to some. It is just Kojima holding a cigarette, wearing a hooded coat while walking on a bridge. But to Metal Gear Solid fans, this is more than just a picture. The bridge just so happens to be the George Washington Bridge. This is where MGS 2 begins, with a hooded Solid Snake smoking a cigarette. Twitter user @JoseMellinas noticed this giving us this great image.

Is Kojima looking for a Metal Gear that was scheduled to transport? Is this the meeting place where Kojima and Kanye discuss whatever Ye wants to talk about? Is he just looking for inspiration for his upcoming game, Death Stranding? Regardless of the reason, it’s a fun tribute to one of PS2’s most memorable experiences.

In other Kojima-centric news, the prolific game creator took to Twitter to reminisce on beginning his own studio independently. Today marks three years since Kojima Productions was established.