The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that it will induct video game director and Metal Gear game series creator Hideo Kojima into its Hall of Fame at the 19th D.I.C.E Awards on February 18. Film director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro will present the award to Kojima at the ceremony, which takes place in Las Vegas.

The D.I.C.E. Awards launched in 1996, and previous Japanese Hall of Fame inductees include Sega Corporation’s Yu Suzuki in 2003, Square USA, Inc.‘s Hironobu Sakaguchi in 2000, and Nintendo‘s Shigeru Miyamoto in 1998.

Kojima announced last month that he had left Konami and launched Kojima Productions, a new game studio. Kojima is working with Sony to launch a new game title that will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 platform.

At the Video Game Awards ceremony last month, producer Geoff Keighley stated that Kojima did not attend the ceremony because a lawyer representing Konami had informed Kojima that he “would not be allowed” to attend. Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain game won the award for Best Score/Soundtrack and Best Action/Adventure at that ceremony.

Similarly, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain also won a Platinum Prize at the PlayStation Awards 2015 ceremony in Tokyo last month. The Platinum Prize is awarded for games that have sold more than 1 million copies. The game also won a Users Choice Prize and a User Choice Prize Asia. Koijma also did not attend the ceremony, and a Konami public relations supervisor accepted the trophy instead.

Source: IT Media News via Hachima Kikō

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