Death Stranding and Devil May Cry merge forces, thanks to a terrific fan-made figure of a Kojima and Dante crossover and we want it.
Nobody asked for a figure that merged Devil May Cry protagonist Dante and legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. But just because nobody asked for it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. A fan has bafflingly merged the Death Stranding creator and DMC‘s central protagonist in a collectible figure that I need for my desk.
The project was cobbled together by Hideo Kojima-obsessed Indonesian Twitter user, Bayuarafat, who has made the name for himself in creating weird, awesome figurine mashups of Kojima. His latest piece of art titled “Konami May Cry” is Kojima’s head on Devil May Cry Dante’s body:
— VENOM FOX (@bayuarafat) February 18, 2019
There is simply a crazy amount of detail put into this. It isn’t immediately clear if all of this is a custom job or if this is simply Kojima’s head on a pre-made Dante figure, but he is unmistakably donning the aesthetic of Devil May Cry 4 Dante:
Of course, these mashups don’t stop at the Devil May Cry series. We also manage to see Hideo Kojima recreated as a variety of Metal Gear Solid characters:
Biggest Boss and His Doppelganger 😈😈@Kojima_Hideo#hideokojima #kojimaproductions #ahideokojimagame #bigboss #venomsnake #metalgearsolid #metalgearsolidv #mgsvtpp #mgs #metalgearsolidvthephantompain pic.twitter.com/10j5vSe91v
— VENOM FOX (@bayuarafat) February 15, 2019
Chinese New Year Edition or Valentine’s Day Edition?🤣😅 @Kojima_Hideo#hideokojima #kojimaproductions #ahideokojimagame #raiden #raidencosplay #metalgearrising #metalgearsolid #deathstranding pic.twitter.com/7qUhqevoQi
— VENOM FOX (@bayuarafat) February 14, 2019
Six Years Ago “METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE” was released on PS3 !@metalgear_jp #hideokojima #kojimaproductions #ahideokojimagame #metalgearrisingrevengeance #raiden #raidencosplay pic.twitter.com/55Q6nySqiQ
— VENOM FOX (@bayuarafat) February 22, 2019
Obviously, these are things that Kojima can’t just ignore. In fact, Kojima-san has thanked Bayuarafat in the past for a large collection of Death Stranding and other Kojima-related figures:
Thank You So Much Hideo San…i Hope you Rike it….once again, happy bday and always success for you Boss …we supporting 100% supporting you !! 😘 pic.twitter.com/Zmy2TE3DNo
— VENOM FOX (@bayuarafat) August 24, 2018
Regardless, we just have one question… where can we buy these? I’d love to have Kojima x Dante figurine on my desk, as I know many others would. Perhaps I can settle on just picking up the Ludens figure instead.
In the meantime, both the Devil May Cry and Death Stranding fandoms are gearing up for some new content. Devil May Cry 5 is about two weeks away, one of our most anticipated games of 2019, and will feature a 15-hour story according to game director Hideaki Itsuno. Meanwhile, Kojima has been ramping up his developer tour. The first two hours of the game is “mostly finished” and is receiving nothing but high praise from those who had the opportunity to play it.
Death Stranding still has no confirmed release window for the PS4-exclusive title. If you want to show your early support for the developer, feel free to pre-order the game on Amazon. Meanwhile, Devil May Cry 5 will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2019. If you have yet to pre-order the game yet, you can do that now over on Amazon and start getting your demon-ass-slaying skills ready before March. Finally, head over to Twitter and give a few likes to Bayuarafat for the masterful work he is doing.
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