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Kojima Productions is a Japanese video game development studio founded by legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima.

Kojima Productions was formed in 2005, shortly after the release of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, as a Konami subsidiary after several Konami studios and subsidiaries were merged together. Kojima Productions had been responsible for nearly all of the games in the Metal Gear series, as well as a few spin-off titles and installments in the Boktai series.

As part of an infamous company restructuring in 2015, Kojima lost his position at Konami and the studio was disbanded a few months before the completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The box art of The Phantom Pain contains no references of Kojima Productions, and the "A Hideo Kojima Game" tagline, standard to all Metal Gear games and most other Kojima releases, was removed before release.

Kojima would eventually reform Kojima Productions in late 2015 as an independent studio and hire several other ex-Konami staff members, such as artist Yoji Shinkawa.note  The studio soon signed a deal with Sony to create an action-adventure game for the PlayStation 4 titled Death Stranding.

Games created by Kojima Productions:

As Konami:

As Konami Computer Entertainment Japan:

  • Metal Gear Solid: 1998; The third installment of the Metal Gear series and the first in 3D. Featuring an engrossing storyline in an era where games were still dragging their feet into the plot department, Solid marked a massive shift for not just the direction of the series, but the way stories in video games would be told for years to come. (PlayStation)
  • Zone of the Enders: 2001; A fast-paced mecha combat game that's perhaps best known for including the demo disc for Metal Gear Solid 2. (PlayStation 2)
    • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner: 2003 (PlayStation 2)
  • Metal Gear Ac!d: 2004; A collectible card game spin-off title of the main Metal Gear series. (PSP)

As Kojima Productions (Konami subsidiary)

  • Kabushiki Baibai Trainer Kabutore: 2006; A stock trading game, released only in Japan. (Nintendo DS)
    • Gaitame Baibai Trainer: Kabutore FX: 2009 (Nintendo DS)

As an independent studio:

  • Death Stranding: 2019; The team's first game as an independent studio. (PlayStation 4)
    • Death Stranding 2 (Working title)