Hideo Kojima wanted to put ‘corporate ads’ in his own game

Hideo Kojima almost added ads to an old Nintendo DS game in an attempt to lower its retail price, but abandoned the idea after others didn’t support it.

Talking about Lunar Knights – a Nintendo DS JRPG released by Kojima Productions in 2007 – at twitter (opens in new tab), Kojima revealed his initial plans for the game. He wanted to use the top screen of the Nintendo DS not to play games, but to show ads to players.

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