After a very sticky (and public) departure from Konami last year, Hideo Kojima over last few months has hinted at a new game coming from his newly formed studio. The father behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise unveiled Kojima Production’s new logo late last year.
Well today we now have a body to match the face. Kojima over twitter offered the first full body look at the new character “Ludence” from his upcoming exclusive Sony PlayStation game.
LUDENS, the icon of Kojima Productions. pic.twitter.com/brM16iFgNi
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 17, 2016
According to Kojima via twitter his new character is sporting a “extra-vehicular activity (EVA) creative suit” and his new studio will “deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, and the frontier spirit.”
As a die-hard Metal Gear Solid fan this news is polarizing to me. It kinda drives the sword deeper that the era of a Kojima made Metal Gear game is over. But I’m also happy that Kojima is back on his feet creating a brand new IP and has full control and direction without having to rely on any previous source material.
I’ll keep you updated as more news comes in.
Nic – @TetraNinja
**UPDATE** June 6, 2016
Another image was released today captioned with “I’ll Keep Coming”