The next game by Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions, Death Stranding, will be launching before 2019, the developer has teased.
Reported by IGN, Kojima told fans at Tokyo Games Show this past weekend that his new game “will be out before the 2020 Olympics.”
"To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set."
Akira is a Japanese animated film set in a futuristic vision of Tokyo, Japan during 2019, which eerily predicted that Tokyo would host the 2020 Olympic Games way back in 1988.
Kojima is clearly a big fan, choosing this as the closest landmark for the release of Death Stranding.
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During Sony’s Tokyo Games Show press conference last week, Kojima confirmed that Death Stranding will be an open-world action game with online elements.
It may also feature a female heroine as the main character, which is an exciting development from the creator of Metal Gear Solid, a primarily male-led franchise.
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