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Comic 48: Konami goes Mobile

(Actual upload date: 18th May 2015)
So, recently Konami announced they would be focusing mainly on mobile from now on, and planning to make big franchises like Metal Gear go mobile. So... this is just a silly idea based on that, somewhat inspired by a discussion with a friend.

Plus, before that, there was a lot of stuff about Kojima leaving after MGSV and Silent Hills being cancelled... well, the mobile thing probably explains why.

Konami is a fun character to draw, even if she has tons of details... I think only Square Enix has a more detailed outfit.
(I also hope that guy in the 4th panel is recognizable...)


by ProfEtheric at 18th May 2015, 1:55 AM

This is sadly EXACTLY how I could see this going...

by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 2:12 AM

Yeah, it's not looking good...

by NeilKapit at 18th May 2015, 4:40 AM

La Li Lu Le Loser

by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 5:23 PM

Oooh, burn!

by Miaubol at 18th May 2015, 11:04 AM

Tokens! Shiny shiny tokens! For extra lives! Extra skills! Extra extras! The first ten are free! Join us on Facebook and you get another ten! Then you can buy a truck load of tokens for only..


by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 5:22 PM

Pay us to be able to win the game! The very last level is on SPECIAL SALE this week only! It's all free-to-start, but why would you want to stop? Share with all your friends for tokens! Make them sign up for more tokens!

...yeah, mobile gaming doesn't exactly use the best business models

by JammyTheBirb at 18th May 2015, 1:14 PM

Aaaaaah, Konami what have you done? Like the ominous green mist.

by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 4:09 PM

Like several others, she's sold her soul to mobile...
And thanks!

by MadJak91 at 18th May 2015, 2:39 PM

That cape is referencing Castlevania right? RIGHT?
So is Kojima done for good? Because I think his "I am leaving" is kind of old if I am not mistaken...

by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 4:20 PM

Indeed it is!

And yeah... he's kept saying that every game will be his last Metal Gear, and the man is a professional troll, but this time it seems like he might be leaving for real, or at least he isn't going to work on Metal Gear any more. Recently, they've been removing his name from the website and box art, Kojima Productions accounts have been moved and branches renamed to just "Konami", so they're getting rid of his brand... And there's tons of rumors that he'll be leaving before the end of this year, after he's done with TPP, including an anonymous inside source - and Konami hasn't been trying to deny any of this. So there seem to be more than thisthan just "oh, that Kojima is trolling again"

by MadJak91 at 18th May 2015, 4:39 PM

I see.
Well, that is more than enough proof unless he wants to pull the biggest trolling yet :D
I am curious whether he is going to continue making games someplace else or turns to mobile or indie or maybe a KS campaign.
Konami screwed itself in the end. Multiple times.

by Zanreo at 18th May 2015, 5:26 PM

Yeah, it seems a bit much even for Kojima.

Maybe he'll kickstart a spiritual successor like the others? Sure seems to be what a lot of the "good old" names of gaming are doing lately... I think he'll still keep on making games somehow, though, and he's probably happy to get away from MGS considering he wanted every game to be his last.

Kyosuke Nambu
by Kyosuke Nambu at 22nd May 2015, 5:53 PM

He's recognizable. And I like how mobile is portrayed as a demonic entity. It can often feel like it IS one.

by Zanreo at 23rd May 2015, 12:11 AM

Yes, indeed... mobile doesn't feel like a good future

by Unsavory at 23rd May 2015, 6:27 AM

Can I buy the season pass and unlock the next comic?

by Zanreo at 23rd May 2015, 6:33 AM

Sure you can, that will be 35$! This includes previews of new comics before regular release, super secret episodes, and extra costumes!*

*DRM requires online connection

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