Hideo Kojima promoted to Konami VP

Konami is shuffling its upper management, making Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shinji Enomoto corporate vice presidents.

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Corporate Officer at Konami, effective April 1. A Konami press release details various shifting roles at the company, including another VP spot for Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shinji Enomoto.

Other new positions include new board members and a new corporate auditor. Gamasutra reports that Kazuhiko Uehara, currently listed as a corporate officer, will take over as CEO of Hudson Soft once Konami fully acquires it.

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    March 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    Comment on Hideo Kojima promoted to Konami VP, by Steve Watts.

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      March 30, 2011 1:23 PM

      Summary: Konami is shuffling its upper management, making Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shinji Enomoto corporate vice presidents.

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      March 30, 2011 1:45 PM

      Well, good on him.

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      March 30, 2011 1:57 PM

      Well Konami has to do something. When was the last good Konami game that wasn't in the MGS series?

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        March 30, 2011 3:48 PM

        Off the top of my head? Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Contra ReBirth, Winning Eleven 2011, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

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      March 30, 2011 2:05 PM

      I thought he quit. Or was that Inafking.

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        March 30, 2011 2:06 PM

        Wait, that's Capcom...

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          March 30, 2011 5:07 PM

          Keiji Inafune left Capcom. I imagine that they also feel stupid now for dissolving Clover and basically gift-wrapping them to Sega when Platinum Games formed.

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      March 30, 2011 3:02 PM

      I'm happy for him... Why is this guy promoted? I thought he IS Konami basically in short THE company... All the hard works he's done and many excellent games put out, sure promote him... He's rich already so really shouldn't be much of a difference...

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      March 30, 2011 3:58 PM

      April..... Fools?

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      March 30, 2011 5:06 PM

      "Don't blame me, I'm Hideo!"