Hideo Kojima Wanted To Make A Game That Reacted To The Player’s Breath

Hideo Kojima Wanted To Make A Game That Reacted To The Player's Breath

By now it is no secret that Hideo Kojima is, well, a little strange. His eccentricity has for the most part worked in his favor in the past, though sometimes Kojima’s strangeness can get away from him and lead to some decidedly interesting game pitches. One such game pitch of his from many years ago was recently revealed and, well, it takes the cake in terms of strangeness.

A recently unearthed interview from 2003 between Nintendo Dream and Hideo Kojima was translated by Shmupulations, and some of the transcript revealed that Kojima had gone to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto about a game that would analyze a person’s breath, of all things, for some of the game’s mechanics. “Sometime last year, I think, I approached Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo and gave a presentation pitch,” Kojima revealed. “In the beginning then, it wasn’t just a sunlight sensor – I actually had wanted to include a sensor that measured how your breath smelled too! I *really* wanted to add that!”

The enemies are vampires, right? So if you ate something garlic-y and breathed on the mic, they’d all die. (laughs)”

Hideo Kojima went on to reveal that the rest of the team hated the idea and the idea never really took flight. Still, it would’ve been interesting to see folks head to the grocery store in order to help them defeat a particularly difficult part of a video game.

Hideo Kojima’s newest strange game, Death Stranding, is now available for PlayStation 4, with a PC version slated to arrive next year.

So, thoughts on Hideo Kojima’s idea for a game that utilize’s a player’s breath? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2362 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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