Following last night's debut of a new trailer for Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima's new game that included a perfect likeness of film director Guillermo del Toro, the director took to Twitter today and made his feelings toward Konami known.
FUCK KONAMI https://t.co/YRl5uXQlO6— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 2, 2016
Del Toro and Hideo Kojima collaborated on Silent Hills while Kojima was still at Konami. The acronym, short for "Playable Teaser," was supposed to be a proof of concept for their Silent Hills reboot.
Konami cancelled Silent Hills after cutting ties with Kojima. The publisher hasn't gone out of its way to mend fences with either Kojima since then, banning him from appearing at last year's Game Awards. That led to Game Awards host Geoff Keighley presenting the Metal Gear creator his overdue Industry Icon award at last night's show.
Del Toro considers Kojima a friend, and wasn't keen on how Konami treated both Kojima and himself.
"Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things I've ever witnessed," del Toro said in a follow-up tweet.
"Thanks to my dearest friend, Guillermo del Toro," Kojima responded. The two directors have discussed working on a project post-Silent Hills. Death Stranding seems the likely candidate.
Guillermo del Toro wasn't the only Hollywood personality to make an appearance in the Death Stranding trailer, shown during last night's Game Awards event. Mads Mikkelsen, known for his roles in Casino Royale (2006) and NBC's short-lived Hannibal, was prominently featured as well.