Happy New Year from Kojima Productions

2016 has been a tumultuous year for Kojima. Having just founded his new studio, he spent the past year recruiting new people, announcing his game, and collaborating with Guerrilla Games and Sony with the creation of the Decima Engine. The new year has already begun in Japan, and to celebrate Kojima shared a new Ludens artwork by Yoji Shinkawa, along with his best wishes.

“Happy New Year!” – Hideo Kojima

“Year 2016 for me was the prep year for the new journey. Everything was from zero start except your warmest support. I could done only because there’s a hope. Thank you. Have a good new year for everyone who dreams, who supports the dream to come true.” – Hideo Kojima

“As the year is about to end, thanks to everyone who supported us through our beginnings, which includes you. Here’s to all Ludens out there!” – Kojima Productions

The official Metal Gear Solid Twitter is also ready for 2017.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish a happy new year to our community. All your contributions, activity and encouragement are appreciated!

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter (2), Kojima Productions Twitter

  • PrinceHeir

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Couldn’t find Venom Snake for now XD


  • I love you all. Happy New Year my friends!

  • Mr.Pony

    Happy New Year to all of you Diamond Dogs

  • Full Options

    Happy 2017 to you all. I wish you the best year, my fellow diamonds !!

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Happy new year guys <3

  • Tom Brearley-Smith

    Happy New Year, guys!

  • proceeder

    Happy new year, F U Konami!

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Stop bringing that stupid bullshit in every bloody post
      We want to celebrate our holidays here and some guy has to bring in Konami
      This post has nothing to do with konami
      It’s Kojima thanking us
      It’s about the new year
      So stop behaving like an edgy depressed teen who’s angry with his mom since she came late once

      • Machine Gun Kid

        Lol wow. Just wow. Happy new year everyone!

      • BurntFM

        I hope you learn to be less confrontational with people posting on MGI. Not everybody appreciates comments attacking people who express themselves here where everything Metal Gear IS related and can be talked about. (Including Konami) You should know better than anyone not to get carried away with your commenting. This should be a fun welcoming place for Metal Gear fans and I hope people who are new to the website don’t feel discouraged to comment because you start attacking them with fallacies when they want to express their opinion. Keep in mind that we are a community that should support each other. TL:DR stop harassing people. Hope this gets through to you. Happy New Year.

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          I hope people stop to bringing up my past comments in everything because it’s getting so annoying a point I become profane.Randomly attacking a company in a post about the new year which is about is celebration is out of place.I gave my points and I don’t like people being so cynical or brutal on these kind of posts.Like for this community’s sake CHILL!!
          I never intended to bully anyone.I’m not a bully!
          Hope I did not come across as a douche.
          Edit:I edited my original comment to be a bit more clear
          I just get grumpy when I hear Konami
          Maybe I’m the edgy teen here :3

          • No Place For Hayter

            I think you are just taking things too edgy, lol. They meant “F U Konami” in the most wonderfully casual and awesome way possible, it was serious but not moody are angry. Just take it like someone is passing you a wonderful drink, take a swig and casually and happily curse Konami with us 🙂

            It’s become kind of a thing, a meme, something that will stick around for a while, something that is said as a reminder, but mostly for self reminiscing fun, a meme.

            P.S. Don’t forget we are king of off topic commenters, lol

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Now tell me what would happen if I said F Kojima
            I once did and I got banned
            Kojima wanted to cut ep 51
            He wanted to make his empty open world etc etc.
            I once asked a question and I got banned
            A guy once randomly told me to go fuck myself on this site
            His profile was intact

          • No Place For Hayter

            You’ve got quite the goggles on, lol.

            We can all admit you are quite unstable in the comments and as such you go much further than the moderators like.

            We aren’t the controlling dystopian comment section that you think we are, lol.

            Your opinion doesn’t matter its how you communicate that does, thus why you were banned.

            I have some VERY controversial opinions regarding TPP and other works of Kojima, but you don’t see me getting banned.

            As far as getting told to go fuck yourself there are a couple things about that that I COULD explain to you, but honestly I will leave it up to you to take off those angry edgy goggles of yours to see them, and if you don’t understand, well no skin off my back. Just because someone told you to fuck yourself once does not give you the right in this community to be an ass to others.

            I don’t even know why I’m responding seriously though, lol, you have been banned enough and been around long enough to understand this community and the members within it yet you persist in the same attitude about all of it.

            I mean in all honesty nothing is that big a deal, I can get fucked, Kojima can get fucked, we can all get fucked, or fuck ourselves, lol. That’s a whole lot of fucking. Respect goes both ways, that means unfortunately you have to treat the assholes with respect first before they give you respect back, lots of people are full retard, but please just let them be retarded, don’t get mad at them.

            That’s it. Don’t make assumptions about people and don’t have preconceived notions about bias, don’t let things so easily set you in a whirlwind of blind emotion, in a text format that kind of reaction doesn’t work. Peace.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Your comment is pretty hilarious

        • No Place For Hayter

          Thank you for this, lol, it’s glorious. Glad to know everyone is fighting to keep it clean and happy in my absence >.<

          My interventions usually drag on and on, but they are so much fun, lol.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Happy New Year!

      Another glorious year of waiting for Kojima stuff and cursing Konami awaits, FUUHAHAHAHAAHHA!

  • Lex Radu

    Happy New Year!

  • Gatsu

    HNY everyone <3.

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Happy New Year to all MGI comrades! May 2017 bring luck and alot of unbroken (good) games!!! We are Ludens!

  • PrinceHeir

    Also guys, don’t forget this year is MGS 30th Anniversary. Any plans for this site? 😀

    Redesign of some sorts??

    Damn, What a way to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the MGS franchise with Survive :

    Just remake the MSX games please Konami!!


    • PrinceHeir

      They seem to have plans going by this news a few months back. Hope that’s not the Survive game :


      • Mr.Pony

        Best case either a new Spinoff or either a remaster or port of the old games. Worst case, just Survive and a new Pachinko

    • Hopefully Konami will do something for the 30th anniversary. And whatever happened to the movie?

      • Eugene Voldo

        I assume movie is dead. Like a lot of movies based on video games.

  • MrVux007

    Hey guys!
    Quick update from me,i’m currently resting in ships medical,since i got a lil bit a fever (a temperature almost over 40.5 C…not fun at all).
    Apparently its either something ive ate on board the ship that was not properly processed or got it from a random person.The latter one is likely considering there are at least a dozen of people in medical aswell give or take a few of those who had too much fun on New Year.

    But fear not,the doc said i will be back on my feet in 2 more days(been 3 days in bed).
    In other news,my brother just realized the “pain” of building the FOB before getting ready(he played online before and after missions 22) and putting your S+ staff in security without a direct contract.
    Worse of all he is playing without PS plus so he can say goodbye to retaliation portion.I myself never put much of an effort in that whole FOB thingy,only played it for platinum trophy once and the whole microtranscation thingy is not at all so atractive AND the there wasnt much of an active player base back then.
    Which makes me think…,have they improved the FOB since the launch?Or is it the same all crap?

    Anyways back on topic,i know im bit late,but i wish you guys a Happy New Year,may it be ten times better then the last or at least lil bit less crappy.
    Hopefully we will get some new footage/trailer of Death Stranding soon,i know i need my fix of that Norman-Mads action.

    Now that i got that out of the way,ill return to my over-the-top sobbing….
    The ship nurses are nice after all ..except for that one who reminds me of the Joker with all the bloody make-up
    oh well “winners can’t be choosers”

    • Mr.Pony

      Glad to hear you’re getting better 😉

      As for Fob stuff its still pretty much the same, they increased the items level until lvl 15 but only have put out items until lvl 10 so far. As for the events they are still the same 4, the cammos are nice, and new ones are still coming out every new event. Besides that and 2 or 3 new weapons plus weapon parts (lvl 3 silencers etc) there isn’t much else to keep playing, it all feels a bit of a grind also.

      • MrVux007

        Thanks for kind words and yea still no reason to play fob I guess.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        Until they change that stupidly attrocious FOB menu layout that is beyond illogical, I will not get back to it. It is too bad that such decisions ruin the fun of FOB.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Man, that sucks, don’t worry though, think of all the shit you can do once you’re on your feet! Like shooting all these frying pans to create music, infiltrating the engine room or changing the projector’s images! Hahaha! 🙂 Get well comrade!

      • MrVux007

        You just gave me an idea … thanks bud

        • ObsessedGeorge

          No problem bro, let the legend come back to life!

    • Full Options

      The Joker, Lol ! xD … “Gimme a hug my Vux, smmmack !”
      Pretty sad to see you were infected with some kind of parasite…
      40.5 is pretty shitty… :/
      I hope you’ll be completely on your feets asap !
      I am pretty like you regarding FOB evolution and micro-transactions stuff, but I am sure at least a couple of fellow can shed some light on the topic for ya.

      Thanks for the update and happy 2017 buddy !

    • No Place For Hayter

      OOHHH! That sucks, get better soon, best of luck and wishes from all of us here 🙂

      No idea about FOB, same as you thankfully 🙂

      Agreed on 2017, i’d better be better than 2016, wouldn’t take much, lol. Though I feel like we are all headed straight to hell, we will see how 2017 rolls, I have hope, fingers crossed!

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2Kojima=God

      40.5 C? Damn. Glad you are expected to make a quick recovery. Hope it isn’t vocal cord parasites. It’s quite easy to spread, apparently. 😛

      Anyway, Happy New Year, dude. Looking forward to more hilarious GIF’s this year

  • Ok guys, it’s 2017 now. Let’s celebrate and remember the best stuff from 2016 including universal GOTY:

  • No Place For Hayter

    A little late but Happy New Year!

    Hope its better than 2016, lol.

    Ya! for Shinkawa art!

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