Hideo Kojima Wishes Happy New Year With New Image by Yoji Shinkawa and Uplifting Message

on December 28, 2016 1:11 PM

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a New Year’s card from Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima, which included a new illustration of the studio’s mascot “Ludens” by Yoji Shinkawa, and a new year message from Kojima-san.

We wish you a happy new year! Kojima Productions celebrated its first anniversary on December 16th. Last year it was just a dream and a goal, supported by many strands (bonds). We have been preparing to go to space, but finally the rocket, the base, the engine and the staff are ready.

I think this is all thanks to everyone around the world that supported us for our adventure. That’s why I want to answer those expectations, and I’d like this to finally be the year of the engine’s ignition.

Again, thank you for this year.

(Kojima Productions Game Creator Kojima Hideo)

You can check out the card below, including Shinkawa-sensei’s lovely illustration, featuring his unmistakable art style.

This was indeed a year of rebirth for Hideo Kojima and the folks at Kojima Productions. You can check out a recap here.

In case you missed them, you can also enjoy Death Stranding‘s brand new trailer, and in a few in-engine images.


 /  Executive News Editor
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