Hideo Kojima’s holiday tweet might be a new project tease

We know Hideo Kojima likes to keep his fans on our toes. From PT’s surprising demise, to setting up his own production company, it’s always a guessing game as to what he’ll do next. And it has been a while since the release of Kojima Productions first title, the controversial but wildly popular Death Stranding. So, it would stand to reason that last week’s “Happy Holidays” tweet from Kojima might not be a simple well-wishing message.

Especially if, according to eagle eyed fans, that message contains artwork not from any of his previous projects. And as the cherry on top, the artwork featured was created by collaborator and character designer Yoji Shinkawa. Of course, this is all speculation at the moment, and the three beautifully drawn characters could be from anything.

However, we do know that Shinkawa’s latest project has been developing artwork for Magic: The Gathering’s upcoming Kamikawa: The Shining World, set in a Japanese inspired Neon Dynasty. That set is due for release in February 2022. His artwork, along with two other collaborators, is impressively gorgeous, but does not represent any of the possible “Sapiens” or “Ludens” Kojima’s tweet seems to tease.

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“Satoru Umezawa” is Yoji Shinkawa’s contribution to Magic: The Gatherings newest set. Credit: Wizards of the Coast

It is not unusual for rumors to circle around Kojima Productions and what its next projects could be, from Death Stranding 2 to another entry in the Metal Gear franchise. But for now, mum’s the word, and we will have to wait until after the new year to hear more.

What’s your take on the rumors? Which game would you like to see next from Kojima? Let’s discuss!


Alicia Graves

A bit nerdy, a bit punk rock princess, and a whole lot of mom, I'm constantly in motion. I have an enthusiasm for gaming and the cultural complexities of entertainment, both past and present. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one kind of genre in books, comics, manga, anime, music or movies. I prefer to seek out hidden gems in panned pieces, uniqueness in the mundane and new outlooks on nuances.
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