At its stage event closing out Tokyo Game Show 2018, Kojima Productions offered attendees a look at Troy Baker’s character in Death Stranding, and revealed artwork for a new character voiced by Tommie Earl Jenkins.
Without further ado, here’s “the man in the golden mask.”
— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) September 23, 2018
Check out the artwork for all the characters revealed so far in the gallery below (image credit: Gematsu):
Death Stranding is in development for the PlayStation 4. Kojima Productions has yet to announce a release window, leaving speculations to run wild.
Earlier this year, Amazon UK listed a release window of March 2019. Additionally, an official Sony corporate report from May 2018 listed the game in its FY 2018 (financial year ending March 2019) strategy slide. However, neither seem to hint at a release window as the former could be a placeholder and the latter merely talks about Sony’s strategy to “enrich and utilize” the PS4 exclusive lineup.
What we do know is that Hideo Kojima intends to turn Death Stranding into a franchise.
“I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years,” he said back in December 2015. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”
Death Stranding was first announced at E3 2016.