Two days ago Control, the latest work of Remedy, known from Max Payne and Alan Wake series, debuted on the market. What is interesting, in the production we will find a lot of nods to the latter game. This is shown by the creators' love for placing easter eggs in gtheir games and breaking the fourth wall. All the more interesting is the fact that in Control we can hear Hideo Kojima himself. Both the father of the Metal Gear Solid series and Aki Saito, the marketing director of Kojima Productions appear as voice actors in one of the side missions. Before we tell somehing more about it, take a look at it for yourselves.
Note: The following paragraph may be a spoiler. Consider whether you want to read it if you play to play the game in the future.
The side mission takes place when completing the main plot storyline. This quest is called Old Boys' Club, where we are exploring a research facility. There we can undertake a mission dedicated to the mysterious doctor, Yoshimi Tokui. After entering the capsule, the heroine ends up in a fictional world, where the narrator is the aforementioned doctor (speaking in the voice of Kojima). The scientist speaks Japanese, which is why Aki Saito, head of marketing at Kojima Productions, took over the role of translator. During the mission we can take a closer look at the vegetation, run between forklift trucks and hear about love. Yes, I know how it sounds, but it's Kojima (even if not in his game).
Interestingly, we could find a clue about Kojima's guest appearance in Control in one of his tweets (from March this year). The creator boasted that he was recording a voice for some other Sam. The players said it could be Death Stranding's protagonist. Now we know it was Sam Lake, responsible for the story of Control. Another leak occurred on the day of Kojima's birthday, when he gave us information about his 56th birthday, and Sam Lake wished him many works of art in the future.
Control hit the store shelves on August 27, this year. The title was released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
- Control - official website