When Hideo Kojima revealed his next venture, the new Kojima Productions, last year, he announced the reformed studio with a black and white logo that featured an armored, skull-faced being. Today, Kojima reveals the full mascot behind that logo. He's called Ludens, and he appears to be a futuristic explorer of new worlds.
Kojima offered the first full-body look at Ludens on Twitter today, describing him as "the icon of Kojima Productions." Ludens, Kojima said, wears an "extra-vehicular activity (EVA) creative suit" — though the official artwork actually reads "extra-vehicular creative activity suit" — and is seen holding a Kojima Productions flag.
"We'll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit," Kojima said of his new studio's ambitions on Twitter.
Here's a larger look at Ludens:
The reborn Kojima Productions' first title will be a new franchise and a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, Kojima and Sony announced last year. Kojima has said that his ambitions for Kojima Productions go beyond just making games.