Konami appears to be in the process of reinstating references to Hideo Kojima back into Metal Gear Solid branding.
Branding for Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection appears to have been updated tonight to include the line ‘A Hideo Kojima Game’, with the game’s product page now also featuring multiple references to Kojima.
“From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID: The Legacy Collection offers the most complete METAL GEAR SOLIDexperience ever,” the product page currently reads, later adding: “The ‘Metal Gear’ series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan’s master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre.”
References to Kojima in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes’ product pages had not been reinserted at the time of writing.
You can see the differences between today’s branding and last week’s in the images below:
Konami also appears to have reinsterted references to Kojima in Zone of the Enders HD Collection’s product page after it was discovered they had been removed earlier today.
UPDATE 22:58: Konami also appears to have put Kojima’s name back in the product description of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D: