During a panel from the PlayStation booth at Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, Japan, Hideo Kojima revealed two brand new characters for Kojima Productions’ upcoming game Death Stranding.
The first new character will be played by Tommie Earl Jenkins and voiced in Japan by Solid Snake’s voice actor Akio Otsuka. His name is still a secret and he’s Sam’s boss. The reason why he wears a mask will be revealed at a later time.
The second new character is defined “the man in the golden mask” and was introduced with a brand new cutscene. He is played by Troy Baker and voiced by Satoshi Mikami in Japan. The cutscene is running on PS4.
We hear that he looks evil by he might not necessarily be (this comment was made by Otsuka-san). He might be part of the same company as Sam, and Kojima-san mentioned that it’s relevant that under the golden mask he wears another one.
We also got to see some beautiful artwork by Yoji Shinkawa of protagonist Sam Porter Bridges, the character played by Lindsay Wagner, the character played by Léa Seydoux, the character played by Mads Mikkelsen, and the one modeled over 3D scans of Guillermo Del Toro. You can check everything out below.
If you want to see more about Death Stranding, you can enjoy some great screenshots from E3 2018, and the impressive gameplay trailer that inspired the theme. At the moment the game is coming for PS4. No other platforms have been announced.
At the end of the panel, Kojima-san mentioned that the game is still on course to its predicted release, which might be the year in which Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is set. That would mean 2019.