Nvidia Outright Calls Metal Gear Solid V a Kojima Productions Game in New Promotion


Following Kojima’s unexplained departure from Konami, and the outright removal of Kojima’s name and logo from the cover of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, “Kojima” has become a bit of a “he-who-must-not-be-named” when it comes to anything Konami.

So when Nvidia makes a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain GeForce GTX bundle, and gives sole credits to The-studio-that-must-not-be-named, it’s exactly the kind of Kojima-based branding Konami is trying to avoid these days.

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Offering the game free with qualifying GeForce purchase, the site calls it “the latest mega hit from Kojima Productions.” While this is by no means a false statement, it’s hard not to be double-take at the unabashed usage of a studio name that has been all but wiped from the game’s branding, without even a nod to Konami included.

If you, like Nvidia, are a fan of bold Kojima branding, you can print out this Kojima-filled alternate cover for your copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Or just print it out and put it on your fridge. Or print 10 out and cover your little siblings in them. The choice is yours.

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