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What the hell's up with that wild new Kojima Productions logo?

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Pioneer spirit

Hideo Kojima took former Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa with him to serve as the art director for Kojima Productions. The result? A Giger-looking logo much more in line with Shinkawa's style than the previous slick KojiPro fox. Kojima explains:

"I’ve always loved astronauts, and it is designed so it can be seen as a medieval knight or an astronaut’s helmet. The concept is, with new technology and a pioneer spirit, we want to bring you to a new realm -- within the digital world, I mean -- we want to travel together with you to a new realm to which no one has gone before.

"As for the skeleton, we’re homo sapiens -- people of wisdom -- but we’re also homo ludens -- people who play -- and the concept behind this logo is that: With new technology and a pioneer spirit, we’ll deliver play to a new world."

The Giger callback works in an even more roundabout way given that that explanation sounds like a roundabout way of describing the in-Alien-universe Prometheus. Kojima Productions will be selling the design on a shirt at some point.

Hideo Kojima Talks New Studio, 'Edgy' PlayStation Game, and the Future [IGN]

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