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Hideo Kojima to be Honored by Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear, will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, reports ANN.

It’s one of many recent honors for the game creator, who, depending on who you go with, left or was fired by Konami after the completion of his most recent game, Metal Gear Solid V.

Kojima will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony February 18, and the award will be presented by none other than directed Guillermo del Toro, who was set to work with Kojima on Silent Hills, the canceled sequel to survival horror game Silent Hill.

Kojima will be in good company: the award has previously been awarded to folks like Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Sega’s Yu Suzuki.

Kojima recently launched a new game studio, Kojima Productions, which is developing a PlayStation 4 exclusive title.

Congrats, Kojima-san. Konami doesn’t know what they’re missing.

Source: ANN

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.