Kojima is currently working on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the Playstation 3. MGS4 is one of the most anticipated game title releases for the new PS3 video game system.
Kojima was also behind the production of the video game and anime franchise Zone of the Enders.
Kojima's video games often contain very serious and sometimes dark elements; however, there is always an element of comedy included. Kojima credit's Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Donkey Kong, as the inspiration behind these inclusions.
In 2005, Kojima was one of only a few game designers excited about the news conserning the new "remote control" look of the controller for the upcoming Nintendo Revolution video game system.
The "solid" in Kojima's Metal Gear Solid series of games, refers to the 3-D aspect of the games. Earlier titles in the Metal Gear series were only in 2-D.
The first video game Kojima worked on was Penguin Adventure. He was the assistant director for the title.
Kojima frequently uses characters in his video games that are influenced from Hollywood movie characters. As an example: Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series of games is partially based on the character Snake Plisken from the film Escape from New York.
In Japanese Kojima is known as Kojima-kantoku. "Kantoku" means "director" in English. He is often asked the question of why he is called "director," since it is more often a term used to discribe a director of a movie in stead of video games. Kojima states that this is one of the most annoying questions he gets asked for he sees it as a sign of disrespect for him and other directors of video games.
Kojima is a fan of American comic book writer/artist Frank Miller (Sin City). His favorite work of Miller was Hard Boiled
The logo used for Kojima Productions logo is the same logo used by the FOX unit in the Metal Gear Solid 3 video game.
Is the creator of the Metal Gear series of video games.
Kojima: I'm still a lonely guy. I feel solitude all the time, even when I'm with people. But then my son was born. I don't feel that absolute solitude any more.
Kojima: As a game creator I'm not 100% satisfied when looking back at the previous game that I released.
Kojima: The human body is supposed to be 70 percent water. I consider myself 70 percent film.
Kojima: People should depend on their own abilities to sense what's good and bad.
Kojima: Let me be very clear, Mr. Uwe Boll will not direct a Metal Gear Solid film.