Acclaimed developer Hideo Kojima put his time at the recent Tokyo Games Show to good use, unveiling more cryptic details about his upcoming game, Death Stranding.
First, Kojima hinted on Twitter that Death Stranding might feature a female protagonist, in addition to the male protagonist played by Norman Reedus.
Death Stranding's casting is still under way... Will there be a heroine? Who should play her?— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) September 18, 2016
In a follow-up tweet, Kojima also confirmed that Death Stranding will be playable as both a single-player title and via a “new form of co-op play.”
Straight from the event: Death Stranding will feature a new form of co-op play but will of course be fully playable in single player.— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) September 18, 2016
Lastly, Kojima seemingly confirmed Death Stranding’s release window in an appropriately Kojima-esque way, saying that the game will launch before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games (which are set to kick off in 2020), and before the time period depicted in the classic anime movie, Akira (the movie is set in the year 2019).
Before the Tokyo Olympic Games.— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) September 18, 2016
Before the new Akira. https://t.co/PEuuP8FRfL
Going by Kojima’s hints, it sounds like Death Stranding will launch in 2018, though we’ll have to wait for the official confirmation.
Be sure to check out our previous coverage of Death Stranding, as well as our other recent indie news coverage, such as Sony president Shuhei Yoshida’s comments on No Man’s Sky’s launch woes, and the upcoming indie stealth/action title, Echo.