April 18, 2007 - Remember all that talk about Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) teaming up with Suda 51 (Killer 7) for a joint project? The two producers touched upon their first collaborative effort in the latest Hidechan radio broadcast, which was recorded live at a fan event held over the weekend in Tokyo.
Famitsu reports in its latest issue that Suda 51 took a few moments of the recording session to spill a few details on the mysterious "Project S." He began with some shocking news. The S in Project S stands for Snatcher! Yes, Hideo Kojima's classic Sega CD cyber adventure is back!
Although not as a game, at least not yet. Suda 51 announced that Project S will bring back the Snatcher franchise in a variety of media. The first form will be as a radio drama. Suda 51 himself has written the script for the drama, whose name may end up being Snatchers (he hasn't finalized it yet). He also mentioned something about lending his own voice talents to the drama, although we're not sure if he was being serious.
According to Famitsu, members of the audience gasped at the revelation that Snatcher was on its way back after a decade of silence (the Sega CD game was later released on the PlayStation and Saturn). While the game's dark setting and story should make for a compelling drama, we're sure the gaspers were more interested in the possibilities of a revival for the franchise on the game scene.
Longtime PSP followers may remember a "http://psp.ign.com/articles/781/781697p1.html" announced by SEGA in the very early days of the PSP's hype-up. It seems unlikely that this "Project S" and that "Project S" are the same Project S (why would SEGA be the publisher for a Konami game by Grasshopper Manufacture?), but since SEGA has said nothing about the PSP's Project S since 2004, speculate away if it makes you feel good ... a Snatcher radio play, graphically detailed on the MGS: Digital Graphic Novel engine? By SEGA? Yeah, if only it all added up, but it doesn't. Sorry PSP Project S, but maybe we'll hear from you again one day.
Sadly, Suda 51 did not provide further details, so we'll have to wait for little bits to slip out here and there, perhaps in future Hidechan radio broadcasts.
Thanks to http://psp.ign.com/articles/781/781697p1.html for sharing the news with us!