Kojima, Yamaoka and Suda51 team up for Snatcher sequel! (In radio-play form)

When Hideo Kojima tweeted that he'd be using his weekly “Hideradio” podcast to make some sort of announcement, many were quick to point out that a podcast is hardly the place to announce, say, a new Metal Gear. However, the adoration commanded by Kojima's body of work – to say nothing of his enduring talent for the unexpected – raised speculations that the maestro may be announcing something less obvious: a sequel to cult CD game Snatcher, say. Imagine the jubilation, then, when HK confirmed that this was indeed the mystery project. And that Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka's involved, as well as Suda51. And that it's... a radio play.

The Snatcher follow-up is titled Sdatcher, which is what “Snatcher” sounds like if you say it with a blocked nose, raising the possibility that it's about a flu epidemic? That's actually probably not all that likely. Anyway, Kojima is planning and directing the work, with music by Yamaoka and Suda writing the script; no cast or broadcast details have been released.

Above: Without visuals such as these, Sdatcher's voice-acting will have to be twice as intense

Again, Sdatcher is not a new videogame but a radio drama, a format that is actually older than the Intellivision and hasn't been relevant to mass culture in America in about as long (unless you count audiobooks). Radio dramas are still a thing in Japan, though, with anime like Sailor Moon and games such as the Ace Attorney series getting their stories extended via reasonably high-profile radio plays. So there you go: it turns out Hideo Kojima's not doing something incredibly odd after all. He's just doing something pretty normal, in an utterly surprising kind of way. Sounds like our guy, then. Would you be keen to hear an English-language version?

Jul 11, 2011

Source: Andriasang 




  • Kermit1970 - July 13, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    And it had a metal gear in it. Metal Gear MK II. And yes I did have it on CD.
  • Linktoreality - July 12, 2011 2:23 a.m.

    I agree with NotSteve- Suda51 can have every penny I own! I'll be pretty excited if this ever made it to the states... Of course, since I've always wanted to be a voice actor, I'd be even more ecstatic if I got a chance to be part of it. (hint hint, Kojima-san!)
  • NotSteve - July 12, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    Once again, Kojima-san, You surprise me with a left-field move that comes outta nowhere. However, I have an on-going rule where everything with Suda 51's name on it needs to be given all of my money. Mazeltov, Snatcher Bromigoes!
  • UsernameLoser - July 11, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    @Rinaldvonizeburn Snatcher is a game released on Sega CD, it was like a visual novel and only sole a few thousand copies. There, I just saved you guys like 5 minutes of googling.
  • Rinaldvonizeburn - July 11, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    TBH I Have no idea what snatcher is but looking at the people who're working on it is just exciting, I'm already jizzing of excitement lol
  • jackthemenace - July 11, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    Well, from the brilliance of Shadows of the Damned, I'd definitely listen if it was ever given some kind of UK release
  • Robusken - July 11, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Hire some good voice actors for the english version and this could be freaken epic.

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