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Easter Egg in Ground Zeroes Sheds Light on Kojima-Konami Split

Easter Egg in Ground Zeroes Sheds Light on Kojima-Konami Split

GamesRadar‘s Leon Hurley discovered an Easter egg in the PS3/4 (timed) exclusive mission Déjà Vu, and it’s rather unsettling: in it, you erase games directed by Kojima himself with your UV light (and only those: games not directed by him are unaffected) and then a message, seemingly by Kojima himself, plays. You can see a somewhat condensed run-through of the easter egg bit below: (note the classic Snake model from Metal Gear Solid)

(video courtesy of timesplitter88)


This puts a rather interesting take on the whole Kojima-Konami split, mainly that Kojima knew that it’s going to get ugly and tried to get the word out. The fact that it was in the Déjà Vu mission, which was marketed to fans of the franchise (it was released on PS3/4 first and was a timed exclusive to the platforms for a while) further hints that he wanted to warn the fans.

This was way before Silent Hills was announced and then promptly cancelled, the ugly Kojima-Konami spat became somewhat public and (earlier this week) Konami removed all mention of Kojima from the MGS V: the Phantom Pain box art.

The line that stays with me from the whole thing is the one in the featured image:

You might be able to remove the markings, but the memories will always be there”

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