Kojima Productions logo movie sieht gut aus, macht aber wenig Sinn

Auf der SDCC wurde seitens Kojima Productions ein »logo movie« veröffentlicht. Im Video ist der Charakter Ludens, auf dem das Firmenlogo basiert. Ludens ist in einem Weltraumanzug unter Wasser auf dem Mond oder so ähnlich. Jedenfalls hat er eine Flagge und das ganze sieht mehr oder weniger cool aus. Hier die Erklärung von Kojima im Gamespot Interview:

»At first it looks like Ludens is underwater, his footprints are there,« Kojima explained through a translator during his talk. »He looks like he‘s walking in the ocean or somewhere, the whole idea is to go somewhere he ever been to, then you have something big crossing in front of the character.

»You‘re led to believe it was the ocean, but it turns out it‘s a different planet. Then you have the flag, and the huge whale that has an effect that makes it hard to see if it‘s real or not. The whole idea is the thing that crossed Ludens tries to play with Ludens when he plants his flag. It gets really boring when you explain it all.«

Kojima was asked whether the Luden character will be in Death Stranding.

»No, Ludens won‘t be in Death Stranding, but people can play with this character. Go ahead and put it in your fan art or whatever.«

Also during the event, Kojima discussed establishing a new Kojima Productions, following his departure from Konami. Specifically, he talked about Ludens, the mascot of the studio.

»Kojima Productions is represented in Ludens. The concept is to use bleeding-edge technology and exploring the unknown. A scientist in the Netherlands proposed the concept that the more we play, the more we evolve. This is what I want to be, I want to put this concept into Homoludens.

»I created the concept and gave it to [Yoji] Shinkawa. The kind of equipment that allows you to go anywhere is a space suit… I wanted it to look somewhere in between samurai and knight.

kojima productions logo movieDoch warum liebt Kojima eigentlich Wale? Erst wurde in MGSV ein Wal aus Feuer gesichtet, was schon ein bisschen komisch war.Dann kam der Reveal Teaser seines nächsten Spieles »Death Stranding« mit toten Walen am Strand.


Ist es also möglich das Kojima einfach nur verrückt ist oder liebt er Wale nur so sehr? Vielleicht ist es auch nur seine Lieblingsspeise, denn in Japan gelten die vom Aussterben bedrohten Wale als Delikatesse.