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Kojima Reveals Full-Body Image of New Company Mascot

Kojima Productions' logo was hiding a secret--and it's now been revealed in full.


Recently, Hideo Kojima teased that the logo for his new Kojima Productions studio was hiding a secret. That secret turned out to be that the logo was only just the head of a character that has a full body.

Now, Kojima has revealed the full-body image of the mascot, though this is not a screenshot from the industry's veteran's mysterious PlayStation 4 and PC title. Take a look:

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"It's not a image of the game which we are working on," Kojima Productions producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi told GameSpot.

As you can see, the mascot--whose name is Ludens--is wearing an extra-vehicular activity suit. Though this is not an image from Kojima's upcoming game, it's possible it contains thematic references to the title. It could also be possible that Ludens shows up in Kojima's new game, either in an official capacity or as an Easter egg.

In a tweet, Kojima said, "We'll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit." However, it's not immediately clear if he's referring to the game.

Kojima officially left Konami in December 2015, which is also when he announced the formation of a new version of Kojima Productions.

Now an independent studio, the company announced a partnership with Sony for a new PlayStation 4 and PC game, which Kojima recently said aims to appeal to fans of Uncharted and The Division.

"When it is announced, you might think, 'That's not outstanding,' but you'll understand when you see it and play it. The genre is action," he said.

Kojima has also said he hopes the game can be expanded eventually into a series, while he also would like to see anime, manga, and toys based on it.

In other news, Kojima today visited Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront developer DICE, as well as Minecraft studio Mojang in Sweden. You can see some pictures of his travels here and here.

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