Hideo Kojima is a mystery wrapped in an enigma tucked inside a riddle – kind of like a mysterious burrito. He claimed that even his new company logo (above) was hiding a few secrets.
Well now we’ve been granted our first good look at the full body behind the Kojima Productions logo, and if anything, I only have more questions.
Take a look at the chap below, as introduced by Kojima on Twitter. He’s called Ludens, apparently. Nice name.
LUDENS, the icon of Kojima Productions. pic.twitter.com/brM16iFgNi
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 17, 2016
Before you go thinking that this chap is any way indicative of Kojima’s mysterious new game with Sony, Kojima Productions producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi told GameSpot that the image has no relation to the title they’re currently working on.
Kojima also revealed on Twitter that their new mascot is sporting an extra-vehicular activity suit, along with how Ludens represents the ethos behind Kojima Productions.
We’ll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit.
Kojima officially left Konami in December 2015, after what can only be described as a ‘minor disagreement’. His new game has been pretty much shrouded in secrecy since then, save for a few nuggets of info here and there.
Earlier in the month, the Metal Gear creator likened the new project to AAA games like Uncharted and The Division. Apparently it’ll be an action game. Just stop teasing and give us a reveal, you naughty thing.
We also know that it definitely won’t be anything close to what he did with Guillermo Del Toro on the Silent Hills demo. I know, it still hurts – but the man has moved on from horror
Whatever the first Kojima Productions game is, it’ll be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. For now, the mystery continues.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.