Hideo Kojima’s book “Given Genes and My Favorite Memes” is being translated into English.
Kojima’s book was originally published in Japan in 2019. The book published a paper written by Kojima and discussed his inspiration.
The English title of the book is “Creative Genes: How Books, Movies, and Music inspired the creators of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid.”
This book will be published by Viz (thanks to Polygon), and it will also include the chat history between the author and the musician/actor Ken Hoshino, who appeared in death stranding in his song “Popular Virus”.
This is the description of the book: “Since he was a child, Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, has loved movies, music and books very much. They have inspired his passion for stories and storytelling. The results can be seen in his groundbreaking iconic video game. Now, Kojima’s passion for entertainment media has never diminished. He is the head of independent studio Kojima Productions. This collection of papers discusses the video game industry Some inspiration behind one of the giants and a unique insight into one of the smartest people in pop culture.”
This book will be published on October 12.
Announcement: Hideo Kojima, creator of “Death Stranding” and “Metal Gear Solid” discussed the influence and inspiration that shaped his works. Creative Gene will be released in the fall of 2021. pic.twitter.com/VKL6yXtK79
-VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 19, 2021