Revealed via Kotaku Australia and on the RTX Australia website, Hideo Kojima – the legendary game designer behind the Metal Gear series and the upcoming Death Stranding will be coming to RTX Sydney in 2017.

The last time Hideo Kojima visited Australia was at the GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Perth in 2007. It was probably the only coolest thing gaming-related to come to my home town and it wasn’t even that good.

At RTX Sydney 2017, Hideo Kojima will be joining a panel with Kinda Funny Games’ Greg Miller to discuss the future of game development.

RTX Sydney 2017 will take place February 4 -5 2017 at the brand spanking new International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour Sydney. Tickets are available now.