Kojima-san shows his new colours

Loughborough, EnglandPush Square, the internationally recognised PlayStation publication operated by Nlife Ltd, has today announced that video game visionary Hideo Kojima will be joining its editorial team as a reviewer.

Mr. Kojima is perhaps best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Metal Gear franchise, which he has contributed to as a writer, director, and key creative force. A full statement from Mr. Kojima follows:

"I have worked on many titles during my career as a developer, but true creative freedom often only comes from critical thinking. I have taken this opportunity to expand my influence, as I look to be a professional video game journalist.

"I would like to thank the people at Push Square for allowing me this opportunity. I have been a fan of the site for many years now, and have always really appreciated the team's thoughtful reviews. I hope everyone will look forward to my writing."

Mr. Kojima contacted the team at Push Square directly after rumours regarding his departure from Konami started to circulate.

"When we got the message from Kojima-san, we couldn't quite believe it," said Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor at Push Square. "With his intricate knowledge and experience of game design – as well as his encyclopaedic understanding of the Metal Gear Solid series timeline – we're confident that this exciting recruitment is going to take our website to the next level."

Mr. Kojima's new career as a Push Square reviewer will begin in the coming months. Stay tuned for his honest review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which will be published on 1st September, 2015.

About Push Square:

Founded in 2009, Push Square joined the Nlife Ltd network in 2012, and now provides millions of PlayStation fans around the world with in-depth coverage of all Sony's major gaming formats.

About Hideo Kojima:

Born in 1963, Hideo Kojima started his career as an assistant director on Konami's Penguin Adventure for the MSX, before working his way up the corporate ladder with the Metal Gear series. He's regularly regarded as one of the most influential names in the industry.