How to find the Hideo Kojima easter egg in Control

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Did you know that Hideo Kojima has a cameo in Control? He appears in a voice recording of a scientist named Dr. Yoshimi Tokui, who talks you through what he describes as a “guided imagery experience”. Fortunately for those players who don’t speak Japanese, there’s an English translation too, thoughtfully narrated by Kojima Productions’ head of marketing Aki Saito.

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Did you know that Hideo Kojima has a cameo in Control? He appears in a voice recording of a scientist named Dr. Yoshimi Tokui, who talks you through what he describes as a “guided imagery experience”. Fortunately for those players who don’t speak Japanese, there’s an English translation too, thoughtfully narrated by Kojima Productions’ head of marketing Aki Saito.

And here’s fair warning: if you thought the glimpses we’ve had so far of Death Stranding were surreal, you’ve not seen anything yet.

So without further ado, here’s how to locate the Hideo Kojima easter egg in Control.

First of all, you’ll need to already be part-way through the main story. You’ll need to reach a mission called Old Boys’ Club, which will let you gain access to the Central Research Sector. Head for Parapsychology, and once you’ve made it there (which may not be as easy as it looks), you can enter the Extrasensory Lab, a large room filled with strange capsules.

One of these capsules has an item next to it, and you can interact with it to get things rolling. Prompted by Kojima’s voice, you’ll then climb into one of the capsules and discover, among other things, a world of imaginary seagulls, trees that need a pep talk about healthy relationships, and eventually, a fleet of forklifts that don’t approve of trees having romantic attachments.

After an experience like that, maybe those Death Stranding trailers will start to make more sense after all…

Can’t wait to get your hands on Control? You can grab your copy right here, or click here to find out more about Control.

And if you don’t mind a few spoilers, you can check out the entire mind-boggling cameo here.

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