Hideo Kojima Responds to Comments About Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Being “Too Dark”

Hideo Kojima Responds to Comments About Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Being “Too Dark”

Apparently there have been comments around the internet, mentioning that the latest trailer of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might paint too dark of a picture.

Hideo Kojima, that has recently opened the curtain of silence behind which he put himself for quite a while, responded to those comments on Twitter.

Here’s a translation:

“After watching the E3 trailer of “MGSV TPP” I noticed impressions that say “is it too dark?” Try to watch more the actual gameplay video. The degree of freedom is high. That’s the positive tone that I would like to remain in this world. That said, among that gameplay, the story develops darkly.”

“MGSV TPP” is a story of revenge. However, in order to achieve that revenge, we’ll have to improve our ability all over the [game’s] world doing the wet work (missions). The requirements and contents of the missions are various: Intelligence, rescue, interdiction, destruction, interference. Through the free infiltration, our army will collect technology. While improving our base, we’ll acquire the opportunity for revenge and learn the identity of our revenge target.”

A dark story, paired with fun gameplay made of freedom and growth. I can’t say I’m not intrigued by the idea.