Are Keanu Reeves and Hideo Kojima teaming up?

Michael Gwilliam

A potential collaboration between Keanu Reeves and gaming legend Hideo Kojima may be in the works after the actor visited Kojima Productions in Tokyo. 

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Hideo Kojima is easily one of the most recognizable names in gaming as the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series as well as the upcoming Death Stranding. While his games are relatively bizarre, they’re also somewhat similar to films action star Keanu Reeves finds himself in.

The Matrix lead, who recently signed on to do a fourth film in the series, met with members of the studio and posed with Kojima in front of Ludens, the company’s mascot. He also left a very interesting message for the team on their kitchen board.

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“Save us, Hideo!” the 55-year-old wrote.

Kojima even tweets photos of Reeves writing the message and posted them with the following message: “He gave us the message on our kitchen board! Thank you so much, everyone at our studio loved it! The moment hades became heaven.” 

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The game developer also included some weird emojis such as a thumbs up, a rainbow, a baby, sea animals and a skull. While the baby and skull could be references to his upcoming title Death Stranding, the others seem out there even for Kojima.

Reeves is no stranger to video games. The John Wick protagonist is starring in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 as Johnny Silverhand. 

CD Projekt RedJohnny Silverhand will be played by Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077.
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Reeves revealed his involvement in CyberPunk 2077 in an iconic E3 surprise amplified after the actor told members of the audience they were “breathtaking” spawning waves of memes. (Timestamp 2:15 for mobile viewers)

Given the track record of the two icons of their craft, a potential team-up for either Death Stranding DLC or a new game entirely could get the entire internet to say “whoa”. 

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Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to be released on April 16, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and was recently announced for Google Stadia

Kojima’s PS4 exclusive Death Stranding drops November 18, 2019. 

About The Author

Michael Gwilliam is a senior writer at Dexerto based in Ontario, Canada. He specializes in Overwatch, Smash, influencers, and Twitch culture. Gwilliam has written for sites across Canada including the Toronto Sun. You can contact him at or on Twitter @TheGwilliam