Hideo Kojima like Spider-Man as best super hero, is like Japanese super hero

Spider-Man will be making his (non-Lego) Nintendo Switch debut in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on July 19. He is also currently swinging around on the big screen in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Interestingly, Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima had a few words to spare about old Spidey in a recent Famitsu interview, which Kotaku translates in part.

Kojima thinks that the webslinger is maybe his favorite American super hero, and a good segment of Japan (same as in the U.S.) loves Peter Parker as well. He believes the reason why Spider-Man is so well embraced is because he is relatable. Peter Parker has “worries,” which makes him like the Japanese super heroes. Kojima further adds, “Don’t you think how Spider-Man was originally a normal person who, because of an accident, became a masked superhero has similarities to Kamen Rider?”

Alright, to be fair, you could say that about a lot of super heroes, and Kamen Rider hardly has a ton in common with Spider-Man. But Kojima still has a nice sentiment there. He, like me, really enjoyed Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, and he thought those movies were enjoyable “youth fantasy” films, unlike other early super hero films. I totally agree. It’ll probably always be my personal favorite super hero movie, in fact.

Does all this talk from Hideo Kojima get you even more geared up for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? It certainly has me hungry. But then again, I haven’t eaten since breakfast. That could be it too.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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