Hideo Kojima Introduces LUDENS, Full Kojima Productions Logo


Hideo Kojima recently took to Twitter to introduce LUDENS, the character behind Kojima Productions new logo.

Kojima had a couple of things to say about LUDENS, with this tweet being the most interesting one:

We’ll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit.

While the tweet is quite vague in what exactly he means, it could be suggesting that LUDENS is directly related to their new project.

Their new project is set to be developed for both the PS4 and PC.



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  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    May 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Okay, this looks way cool to be for “gamers that enjoy playing AAA releases like The Division and Uncharted”. What I’m trying to say is this: please don’t let this suck Kojima (I’d also prefer it it was a finished product this time).

  2. Mr0303
    May 17, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Undead space spartan, huh? The new play comment may imply that this could be a VR title.

  3. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    “Extra Vehicular Activity Creative Suit” sounds pretty fucking cool.

  4. Minuteworld92
    May 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    what if kojima productions makes enough money to buy the mgs series from konami? then kojima productions could re-release the mgs collection for pc and make a pc port of 4 and actually finish mgs 5 to make it make more sense and actally add back all the cut content. then they can use the money they get from mgs to buy zone of the enders and make a pc port of the collection and actually make that cancelled zoe3 game.

    I’m actually hoping he does that for after what konami did to him. that’d be a GIGANTIC middle finger.

  5. vonSanneck
    May 17, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    To me looks like a Scooby Doo villain.

  6. Mr0303
    May 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    They remove the helmet and it’s Konami.

  7. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Nah, I bet Big Boss Pachinko is gonna make more money than this.

  8. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    May 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Konami is just going to sit on the IP or churn out shovelware.
    Only way I could see something like that possible would be a parternship between the two companies, but right now thats highly unlikely.

  9. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    May 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Seeing as how he’s not on the clock for Konami anymore, I’m sure he’ll be able to deliver a finished product.

  10. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Spooky Astronaut Spartans? Really interested to see what this game will be about.

  11. tccboss
    May 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    We are homo luden

  12. TsukuyomiMagi99
    May 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Ghost Astronaut we meet again lol.

  13. Viredae
    May 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    If Kojima wants to do the story justice, he could make a TOTALLY NEW game about an espionage operative with TOTALLY NEW characters that happen to look suspiciously similar to MGS characters.

    Really, at this point, the cool thing about the games are not the iconic characters so much as the creative elements put IN them.

  14. Mr0303
    May 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm


  15. Lpchaim
    May 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Haha, yeah. It definitely rings similar to the good old “Tactical Espionage Action” tagline.

  16. dogmentation
    May 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    The only question remaining is: Cherry or Menthol?

  17. Anon_Amous
    May 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I actually hope VR isn’t involved although I can see Kojima wanting to explore that space.

    I just don’t want to have to invest in the hardware for LUDENS.

  18. Black_Bob
    May 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    EVACS? …huh.

  19. InkBrush
    May 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    All I see is just Skeletor from what I see.

  20. InkBrush
    May 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Wasn’t Kojima sick of only doing MGS?

  21. Shinobu
    May 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Pretty nice he has the PC in mind with this new project.

  22. Feniks
    May 17, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Game devs have every system in mind. He’d release the game on iOS if it could run it.

  23. sanic
    May 18, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Reminds me of the medical harnesses in fallout new vegas, old world blues was the best dlc.

  24. BioDevil_Dom
    May 18, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I have a feeling that this could be a third person shooter that also takes inspiration from Zone of the Enders.

  25. Mr_SP
    May 18, 2016 at 2:41 am

    It actually says “Creative Activity” suit… which doesn’t make as nice an acronym.

  26. catazxy
    May 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

    oh, man, I wish its a mash of MGS and ZoE

  27. catazxy
    May 18, 2016 at 8:19 am

    If its an “EVA” (Extra Vehicular Activity) then you can expect and ADAM

  28. ProxyDoug
    May 18, 2016 at 11:48 am

    The suit is too big for that to be his face, but it could also be, on a far fetched assumption, that that is his his face, and the suit is supposed to keep him alive beyond a normal human life expectancy for space exploration, hence the flag he carries with him.