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Just Add Water Open Letter to Hideo Kojima States its Interest in Remaking Metal Gear Solid

Posted on June 27, 2013 AT 06:42am

Earlier today Hideo Kojima confirmed that the rumors of him looking for a studio to remake Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 using the Fox Engine was just a mistranslated sentence, however Just Add Water has offered up its services if Kojima wishes to take advantage of them.

Kojima stated that he is still interested in remaking the original Metal Gear Solid if someone is willing to offer to do so, despite him not actively looking for anyone. “If there’s some creator or team in this world who has love and passion to remake “MGS1″, I would love to ask for it,” he tweeted.

Well it looks like Just Add Water, the studio behind the HD treatment of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, is the team that wants this job. The studio issued an open letter to Kojima stating why it should be given the opportunity:

We read with great excitement on VG247 that you were looking for a studio to work with to develop a Metal Gear Solid remake using the Fox Engine, that your team has been hard at work creating.

We at Just Add Water feel ideally positioned to do the remake justice for several reasons:

  1. We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.
  2. Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.
  3. We really, really want to do it.

For evidence of our abilities, please check out not only the HD treatment of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, released on PlayStation3, VITA and PC, and the current re-creation of Abe’s Oddysee, titled Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

We eagerly await your response.

Love and cuddles,
The JAW Team.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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