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An Alien In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shouted 'Kojima'

Illustration for article titled An Alien In iStar Wars: The Force Awakens /iShouted Kojima

You’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but chances are you didn’t pick up on what appears to be a shoutout to Metal Gear designer Hideo Kojima.

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The official Star Wars website published a list of the many voice actors who contributed lines to the movie today, from stormstroopers to resistance pilots.

What we’re interested in is what sound designer Robert Stambler said:

Illustration for article titled An Alien In iStar Wars: The Force Awakens /iShouted Kojima
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ENHANCE.

Illustration for article titled An Alien In iStar Wars: The Force Awakens /iShouted Kojima

I’d heard there was a Kojima shoutout in The Force Awakens a few weeks back, but didn’t have a way to outright prove it. Thanks for the help, Lucasfilm!

Technically, Kojima also translates to “small island.”

So far as I know, there’s not a clip of this part on the Internet. If you’ve managed to find it, please drop it in the comments and we’ll add it ASAP!

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You can reach the author of this post at patrick.klepek@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @patrickklepek.

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