“It has a full body.”
UPDATE 2 (5/17): Kojima has revealed a a photo of the Kojima Productions mascot, now referring to the character as Ludens. Kojima posted the photo on Twitter:
In follow-up tweets, Kojima added that Ludens is wearing “the extra-vehicular activity(EVA) creative suit” and said that Kojima Productions will “deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit.”
UPDATE: Hideo Kojima has revealed that the name of the character in his new studio’s logo is “Ludence”.
Using the name on Twitter, he then set up a poll to ask followers what kind of suit they thought the character’s full body would be in:
What’s LUDENCE (Kojima Productions icon) wearing?
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 16, 2016
So the new logo for Hideo Kojima’s development studio, Kojima Productions, apparently has a secret behind it, according to an interview the famed Metal Gear creator gave to Famitsu recently.
The logo was originally revealed last December when he first announced the founding of Kojima Productions, as well as a partnership with Sony for their first game. While the logo certainly looked cool, there wasn’t any indication about what it meant, if anything at all.
Though he doesn’t say a whole lot in terms of specifics, Kojima does state that it’s actually part of a whole character that he can’t yet talk about.
“I can’t really say yet, but this logo has a secret. It has a full body, a really cool full body. We’re planning on putting out a figure version of it.”
Though certainly not confirmed, it would be difficult to believe that Kojima would call such attention to it, or that his company would go through the trouble of having a figure made, if it weren’t somehow relevant to his upcoming, “edgy” PlayStation game.