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WWE superstar Samoa Joe has admitted that the prospect of working with famed Japanese gaming developer Hideo Kojima has 'definitely whetted his appetite.'
Kojima, 56, is widely revered as one of the most iconic developers in history and changed the landscape of the industry with the beloved Metal Gear Solid franchise.
And Joe, real name Nuufolau Seanoa, has been a long admirer of the Japanese auteur and the critically acclaimed MGS series.
When SPORTbible asked the 'Samoan Submission Machine' if he wanted to work Kojima on a project, he responded: "I'd love to. In fact, it's funny [because] I'm working on a game currently and the voice director worked on Death Stranding and she was telling me a lot about working on the game and stuff like that and just how his mind works and stuff.
"Yeah, my appetite's definitely whetted. I definitely would love to work with Kojima on any project that he has."
Joe has previously tweeted about his admiration for Kojima's work on the action-adventure stealth series, which included a segment from 2001's Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
When asked what his favourite entry in the iconic MGS franchise is, Joe responded: "Of the Metal Gear Series? Oof, Snake Eater was the third one?
"Yeah, I think a lot of people didn't like the previous one, but I really liked that one just because of the camo system and I really got into it. I really got into the mechanics of the game, so it was pretty cool [laughs]."
Joe has previously put his voice-acting skills to the test in titles like Dota 2 and Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.
Kojima worked on the MGS franchise up until the release of The Phantom Pain in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
The legendary developer would end his long-standing relationship with MGS publisher Konami shortly after and founded his independent studio, Kojima Productions.
Kojima's first post-MGS title, Death Stranding, was released back in 2019 for PlayStation 4.
Joe also told SPORTbible that he would welcome a role on commentary once he retires from in-ring action.
And the 'Samoan Submission Machine' has reiterated his desire to face wrestling legend The Undertaker in a dream WWE clash.
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