Hideo Kojima opens new Kojima Productions studio

Today, it has been officially announced that Hideo Kojima has opened a new studio, once again called Kojima Productions. A website has been launched as well, which you can find here. And here is the studio’s logo:

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“This is new studio’s logo. Looks like a medieval knight and also a space suit. It expresses the vision of “aiming the new world with the latest technology and pioneering spirit”. –  (Hideo Kojima)

The press release reads as follows:

 

GAME DESIGNER HIDEO KOJIMA OPENS NEW STUDIO: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS

Tokyo, Japan, Dec 16, 2015- KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announced today that it has officially opened its doors. Lead by award-winning game designer, HIDEO KOJIMA, the studio will begin focusing its efforts in developing products that will push the boundaries in innovation and ignite consumer interest worldwide.

Stay tuned for future announcements.

Production Name

Kojima Productions

Representative

Game Designer HIDEO KOJIMA

Date of establishment

Dec 16, 2015

Web Site

www.kojimaproductions.jp

On his English Twitter account, Kojima posted the following message:

Kojima-Konami-Contract-Terminated

We already knew several former staff members from Konami would be joining the studio, and now we have some names: concept artist Yoji Shinkawa, Kojima’s personal assistant Ayako Terashima and producer Kenichiro Imaizumi.
Shinkawa-Kojima-Productions-Shirt

Ayako-Kojima-Productions-ShirtIf you visit the official site, you can scroll down to find a message written by Hideo Kojima himself:

From Sapiens to Lupens

We are Homo Ludens (Those who play).

From the moment we enter this world, we instinctively invent ways to have ‘fun’, and share our inventions with those around us. 

We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are.

We find one another and complete with one another. We laugh together and cry together; all while playing together. Our experience bind us and liberate us. To share our most valuable experiences, we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play. Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilization.

“Playing” is not simply a pasttime, it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation. Truth be told, Homo Ludens (Those who Play) are simultaneously Homo Faber (Those who Create).

Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and desire to create would survive – beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again. Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.

Kojima Productions – We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.

Hideo Kojima

Scrolling further down reveals an extensive list of career opportunities, each of which can be visited for more information on the job requirements.

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Last but not least, at the bottom of the page is the announcement of a store that is ‘coming soon’. We already know what item will be sold here in the future, as Kojima announced on Twitter that they are planning to sell the Kojima Productions t-shirts sporting the new logo (they can be seen worn by Shinkawa and Ayako on the photos above).

Source: kojimaproductions.jp

  • WhatTheJuicay

    “Greatness awaits”

    • Alex

      That slogan finally fits!

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      Damn, I didn’t know this dude was fluent in Japanese. Ich bin impressed.

  • JoJo

    Good luck Kojima-san. I am so happy that you can finally be free and create again after the final snubbing Konami gave you.
    I also hope Shinkawa-san makes his way over with you, you two together could take on the whole damn world.

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  • FMercenary

    Logo looks like a microscope, sextant, and skull.

  • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

    I’m so happy to hear this. MGS is my favourite franchise of all time, but that chapter is closed now. I can’t wait to see what he creates next. Also can’t wait for the new Kojima Productions t-shirt to go on sale.

  • Null

    God yes, Shinkawa seems to be tagging along for this new chapter

      • Gatsu

        Ken too !? Ouuh yeah <3

        • JJBYACH

          Wow, this was the best possible outcome – free from Konami shackles and to together with the crew who made it all possible…

      • Matrixcity

        Hey Boss… I don’t mean to try to tell you how to live your life or anything, but what do you thing about changing the sites header to “For everything Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima”? Even though for many of us it’s kind of implied.

        • Yeah we should look into that.

      • Pliskin

        “The gang’s all here”

    • CR7HarisSnake

      Best news *.*

    • Comadreja

      And the logo is just excessive in its badicality! I hope they do a FOX and use it for some kind of in-fiction concept.

      • Cobra Commander

        How many other peeps besides me have made the new KP logo their new wallpaper?

        • Comadreja

          I haven’t because I don’t consider myself worthy. Aaaaalso, because my desktop is a mess of “New Folder” clones and general horror, and I’m incredibly lazy x) but it’s a great idea…

    • JablokoMoloko86

      Kojima Producion Logo

      http://www.swordsdirect.com/roman-centurion-helmet.jpg

      +

      http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-87491460501412/white-knight-helmet-17.gif

      +

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1c/f7/6a/1cf76a0b5fa0f7008febc69c0f6e9794.jpg

      For some reasons it looks like a part of a MICROSCOPE combined with high tech helmet ( Rome ) and a skull of Outer Haven ( a place for all fallen developers ).

      Maybe it’s a hint about new game.

  • Alex

    A fan at PSX

  • FMercenary

    I guess they also have a Twitter account:

    https://twitter.com/KojimaProdMedia

  • Danny Patten

    Look at that badass logo they have! Skulls anyone? 😛

    • Gatsu

      😀 yeah!

  • Kol Leqejza

    the logo reminds me of OUTER HEAVEN. a company where developer can live & develop without any chains by another publisher.

    • Cobra Commander

      BREAKING NEWS!
      Konami Entertainment Incorporated has just been bought out by Kojima Productions.
      The sale was made possible by an overnight success which made Hideo Kojima the wealthiest man in the world.
      The product which generated so much revenue for Mr Kojima was not software related, but was in fact the new Kojima Productions t-shirt.

      I guarantee Hideo will make a somewhat decent amount of money off t-shirt sales just from this site alone.
      I know I’m down for a couple. Not only to show my support for the KP team, but I’m also a black clothes and skull guy.
      Kojima’s/Shinkawa’s designs never disappoint.

  • Ralexion

    Hell yes!

  • Gatsu

    Fuck yeah ;D, btw that logo looks damn awesome ^_^. Really looking forward to what’s coming next!!!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      They sure do.Shinkawa designed it

  • Xilurm

    This is glorious!

  • Schmojima

    This is so awesome, FUCK YEAH!
    I love the logo, this has such a distinct kojima-feel to it!

  • Schmojima

    Oh, and a STORE is coming soon to the new KojiPro!
    I never bought any merchandise tbh, but I would SO buy a KOJIPRO T-Shirt! Man!

  • This new logo is so hot!

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    “We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.” – Hideo Kojima.

    • Gatsu

      That whole text was fantastic writing ^^.

      • Ardens Anima

        Big Kojima.

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  • Alexandre Saccol

    You could tell that logo screamed “Shinkawa”

  • BurntFM

    I said it even before he left Konazi that Kojoma should make another adventure game like policenauts/snatcher but with new influences Kojima’s gotten. Those games were influenced by the movies Kojoma looked back then. Imagine an adventure game now that Kojoma is a veteran storyteller. Those games drew a lot from blade runner and even lethal weapon. I’m just wishing he could make one of those while we wait for the next magnum opus.

  • kuaikukia

    First glance of the new logo, already know that it’s from shinkawa. That man is absolutely a master drawing with negative space technique

  • Tong Ninja

    Kojima’s personal assistant Ayako is so kawaii! 🙂 haha

    She’s the one that says “HAI !!” a lot in the Kojima Station episodes right??

  • Spectralbuttplug

    RIP SEAN PAUL GILLEPSIE.
    I AM CRYING RIGHT NOW

  • cklambo

    Outer Heaven is REAL

  • Sulaiman AL-BaKr

    Kojima /2- konami /0

    Really good work kojima
    Also kojima grow beard when he work alone like big boss in his own outer heaven.

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/2940/2350/original.gif

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWVvunFWsAACca3.jpg

    • The beard surprised me

      • Sulaiman AL-BaKr

        And I though that kojima will still look young forever!!
        He is really a full of ssurprise Master trolling kojima.

  • Solid PhoeniX

    I’m not surprized how things turned out for Kojima san, Sony Stepped up and they wont regret this. This news just made my Year!!!

  • SHINKAWAAAAAA!

  • NakedSnake85

    huh?

  • FoxTamerMGO

    jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezz.. that beard kojima.. It looks you’ve been imprisoned for years in konami xD

    • I actually think that he let it grow on purpose…NEW THEORIES COMING IN HOT

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Konami is like “You can’t shave kojima.. that would go against your contract” lol

  • FoxTamerMGO

    a huge FUCK YOU to those who thought all of konami bullshit was a ruse lol

  • Xilurm

    I wonder if they will create a new engine for their first game or if they’ll use an already existing one. If they make one, it will take more time for the game to come out but it will be more unique.

  • damn i heard the news earlier but wasn’t able to comer here till now. this really made my day i’m so happy for koji. after all the shit he went through he is finally out of konami, i’m very very happy to see him starting this new studio backed by the great shinkawa and other ex-konami staff and also having the support of Sony (i wouldn’t expect less from them)

    here’s to the new kojima productions, the best is yet to come

  • Full Options

    Merceron will give a (live on the net) master class in Paris this Tuesday 22 Dec 19h (18h GMT).
    src : http://www.jeuxvideomagazine.com/Actus/Masterclass-Jeux-video-Julien-Merceron

    No confirmation that Julien is on board yet, I hope.

    • I guess he is not with Kojima this time around. He is probably going to work for a tripple AAA publisher, again.

      • Full Options

        You are perhaps right, reading you, I realize that their departures look quite async though … Maybe he went somewhere else, however I am far less worried about all of them these days. 😀
        Guess why ?? Quite magic sensation…

  • JJBYACH

    Found the original uncensored and uncut version of the Playstation partnership video made by Kojima himself. Watch it quick before Sony takes it down.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9apeMkxqJ7w

    • hunner

      Battle Royale 2 is probably the worst movie ever made lol

  • hunner

    Imagine if Fukushima joins Koji Prodcutions

  • BurntFM

    Don’t worry Kojima San I will support you.

  • This is good, now lets see what the mastermind comes up with now that he’s free from Konami’s Metal Gear cycle.

  • FOXHOUND

    So this is the end of kojimas MGS was wondering what’s next from the franchise and if Konami was to make a mgs game again would you still be interested

  • MichaelPayneV

    New interview.

    https://youtu.be/rBe4qaS6n_s

    You’re Welcome, guys!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Nice

    • Gatsu

      Awesome 🙂

  • MichaelPayneV
    • FMercenary

      It’s the way of the future.

  • MichaelPayneV

    OMG, Imagine a “Netflix like” Miniseries made by these 2, HELL, maybe even have David Hayter Co-Writting it, after all, David is why the first 2 X-Men Movies were good, not Brian!

    https://youtu.be/ynbx5I6rpXQ

  • Gatsu

    Nyx I like the new tagine, “For everything Metal Gear…and Kojima” 😀

    • FMercenary

      Very subtle, right there in the corner.

    • MichaelPayneV

      I would love Kojima’s New IP to compete with the new Metal Gear series, i want them both to be good, because after all, when is competion, the true winners are us, the consumers!

  • Donut

    If you look at the logo a certain way… it kinda looks like a chicken. lol

    Can’t wait to see what kind of games they dish out!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Fuck the chicken hat

  • SolidSuneku

    Yes! This is the article i have been waiting/hoping to see!
    Ever since Kojima Productions went i was hoping they would come back with their own studio!
    I cant wait to see what game they will be making…i doubt it but i hope they make a snatcher/policenauts style game sometime.
    I guess its time to board the kojima hype train again XD

  • No Place For Hayter

    A little late to the party but, HELL YES, finally 🙂 and that new logo is badass. Can’t wait

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