The pandemic may have impacted in-person events, but in 2024, Hideo Kojima finally returned to the stage in Japan, connecting with fans at Osaka Comic Con 2024. Joined by actors Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus, the renowned game designer took the stage, engaging in a Q&A session with eager fans.

Hideo KojimaImage: EnsiplayKojima expressed his joy at being back:

After the pandemic, it's been a long time since I've been on stage, so I had a lot of fun today. Also, doing this together with Norman and Mads is wonderful. This was a very important day for me, interacting with you (the fans), something I haven't done since TGS in 2019. Thank you very much

As is tradition, the festival saw a plethora of impressive cosplays, with one talented individual recreating the iconic REX from Metal Gear Solid. The result was truly breathtaking.

Another amusing cosplay moment involved someone dressed as Darth Vader triumphing over an army of "Demon Slayer" character cosplayers.

Adding to the excitement, Tom Hiddleston, known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also graced the stage. 

The actor's appearance further fueled fan anticipation for upcoming Fortnite skins.

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