During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Hideo Kojima was among an elite group of video game luminaries who were inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) Class of 2016, and were also honored on trading cards for their important contributions to the global gaming culture. Presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day, the trading card was unveiled -- along with an AWARD CERTIFICATE shown herein -- on Saturday, November 11, 2017, during the Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival, at the Quincy Place Mall, in Ottumwa, Iowa. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies
Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫 Kojima Hideo, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and producer. Regarded as an auteur of video games, he is the director of Kojima Productions, which he founded in 2005, and a former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment. Kojima is the creator, director, and writer of a number of video games, most notably in the Metal Gear series of stealth games, as well as the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts. He has also directed or produced games in other series, including Zone of the Enders, Boktai, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Text from Wikipedia • Trading Card artwork by Caerwyn Akiwumi-Jones. NOTE: Because this card was created under deadline before Hideo Kojima could officially authorize its printing, no copies of the card were created for the ceremonies. Copies may be printed when and if Mr. Kojima authorizes production of such copies.