Kojima Productions in partnership with NASA announces a new product inspired by Ludens, which is sure to attract fans looking to upgrade their clothing.
Kojima Productions announces a surprising collaboration with NASA. However, this new partnership is not for the game, but for something else that will continue to attract fans. Kojima Productions’ mascot is an astronaut known as Ludens, so NASA is a natural match for this collaboration.
It seems that Kojima Productions is interested in expanding beyond just video games, as the company already has a range of products from collectibles, apparel and key chains available on its website. Currently, since the war between Russia and Ukraine started this year, part of the revenue from Kojima Productions merchandise goes to support Ukraine.
Kojima Productions’ collaboration with NASA is producing a brand new stylish watch, which will be available on the gaming company’s website on September 27, 2022. The watch’s promotional trailer opens to the watch parts folding into a sleek design that features the Kojima Productions logo and the words “EXTRA-VEHICULAR CREATIVE ACTIVITY SUIT”, referring to the suit Ludens wears which is necessary for space travel. The nearly 30-second trailer ends with a scene familiar to Kojima fans, Ludens standing in the distance on top of a surface overlooking space. Fans can expect Hideo Kojima to talk about the watch and his partnership with NASA in a future episode of his new podcast, “The Structure of the Brain,” with the first episode already available for fans to watch.
Anicorn, a third-party company, created a watch unique to Kojima Productions using the NASA logo and a design based on the Ludens mascot. Anicorn announced on Twitter, the watch will be a correlation of time, space and Homo Ludens, as in “those who play”. The watch was designed by Yoji Shinkawa, who is also responsible for the character design Metal Gear Solid series i Death Stranding. Whatever Hideo Kojima’s next game is, players can be sure to expect Yoji Shinkawa’s involvement, as well as the possibility of this watch appearing as an Easter egg of some sort.
Including merchandise as easter eggs in their games is not a new concept for Kojima Productions. U Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima revealed a pair of sunglasses through a scene involving the characters Ocelot and Snake. A replica of Venom Snake’s prosthetic arm is also made for amputees, showcasing a red design and multi-grip functionality. The watch is a welcome addition to Kojima Productions fans looking for a new aesthetically pleasing watch to show their appreciation for gaming and science.
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