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Hideo Kojima Celebrates 17th Anniversary of Metal Gear Solid 3

Hideo Kojima Celebrates 17th Anniversary of Metal Gear Solid 3 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 November 2021 / 716 Views

Hideo Kojima in a series of tweets took the time to discuss Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the game's 17th anniversary. 

"When I heard that [Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater] is celebrating its 17th anniversary, I remembered many things. I used to listen to 'STARSAILOR' a lot back then," said Kojima. "I found a part of it in the warehouse. I listened to 'WAY TO FALL,' which was also used for the ending, for a while.

"The album was their first 'LOVE IS HERE.' I like this first one best. I also like 'POOR MISGUIDED FOOL.' I also went to a live show with Tozin."

"This song is actually played at the ending," he continued. "It is not only a song given from The Boss to Snake. As you can see from the lyrics, it was adopted by Big Boss as a song to think about the feelings of young Snake."

Kojima revealed how they did the rain for Metal Gear Solid 2 in a time before Google. The team used a handycam during a typhoon to take reference images. 

"Today, people search Google for everything," he said. "For example, for the rain in [Metal Gear Solid 2], the staff used a handycam during a typhoon to take reference images. The seabird droppings on the lens were made by shooting and collecting bird droppings on the windshield of a car.

"A young staff member asked, 'Director, how did you make this film when there was no Google?'"

Kojima added that during the time using "olive drab field uniforms and camouflage" were frowned upon during the time of developing Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

"At the time, olive drab field uniforms and camouflage had a strong image of being quite frowned upon by the general public," said Kojima. "So, for MGS3, with its theme of stealth in the jungle, we decided to make camouflage fashionable. We introduced camouflage not only as a game system, such as camouflage, but also as a fashion, including face paint."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
KratosLives (on 24 November 2021)

I wish I could replay this in 60fps 4k. Can't believe it's been 17 years... I still remember how how excited I was in college, couldn't wait to get out and rush to the game store. Top 5 game of all time.

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V-r0cK (on 23 November 2021)

My favorite game of the series! I will have to replay this again if they don't remake this in the near future lol

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thevideogameninja (on 23 November 2021)

Perhaps may favorite videogame franchise of all time.

So many amazing memories. Kojima must feel a little sense of sorrow knowing how things ultimately played out (Konami and his departure.) but the memories those games provided him I'm sure will do nothing but make him smile.

-YOU'RE PRETTY GOOD NINJA APPROVED-

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