Acclaimed developer Hideo Kojima has confirmed he’s making an appearance at this year’s edition of the Tokyo Game Show with none other than a presentation about his intriguing and intentionally cryptic project Death Stranding. The news emerged via a tweet in Japanese from the man himself authored late yesterday.
Tokyo Game Show runs from September 20th to the 23rd with Kojima taking the stage on the final day of the conference. Not much is known other than it appears to be a full stage presentation with a crew of voice actors involved in the game joining Kojima possibly in the form of a panel. Further details about timing and the guest list are set to be made public in the lead up to the date.
Riding the wave of E3’s Death Stranding gameplay trailer – depicting a Norman-Reedus-lookalike high value goods courier traipsing from lunar landscapes to verdant valleys before encountering those creepy moving hand prints and strapping a baby bobbing in yellow fluid to his chest – we can only hope the presentation coughs up fresh details and, finger crossed, a game play video.
Kojima isn’t one to stage events without having a trick up his sleeve and we can comfortably expect a well-thought out appearance with the usual trove of concealed messages and teases. All bets are off on this one, we could be in store for anything.
For those lucky enough to have boots on the ground during the show, Kojima Productions are also running a merch stand flogging various game related goodies.