Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 at 09:31 AM PDT by Connor Sears
Sometime between tomorrow and four years from now.
Hideo Kojima's next game is set to release sometime before the summer of 2020, according to announcements made at this year's Tokyo Game Show.
Hideo Kojima took to the E3 stage this year to announce his first post-'Metal Gear Solid' game, titled 'Death Stranding,' with a surrealist trailer starring Norman Reedus, dead marine life, and some sort of newly born baby that can turn into oil. Now, Kojima has revealed the game's release window, though, in true Kojima form, it's not terribly specific. Taking to Twitter with a recap of the show's announcements, Kojima Productions announced that the game will release before the Tokyo Olympic Games, set for the summer of 2020, and "before the new Akira."
If Kojima is referring to the live-action Akira remake, that could prove to be even more unhelpful than the Olympics date, as the film has been in production hell since 2008. IGN points out, however, that Kojima could be referring to the 1988 animated movie, which was set in 2019. If that is the case, we could see 'Death Stranding' a full year or more before the Tokyo games.
In all likelihood, Kojima is just being facetious and not actually trying to target a specific date. Still, feel free to set your alarm for July 24, 2020, the date of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Before the Tokyo Olympic Games.— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) September 18, 2016
Before the new Akira. https://t.co/PEuuP8FRfL
The Twitter account also mentioned the possibility of a (yet uncasted) female lead for the game and that the game will be "fully playable in single player" while including "a new form of co-op play."
Source: Kojima Productions
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