A special guest on Sony’s stage brought a fitting climax to Tokyo Game Show 2018. Toward the end of the last day of the show, Hideo Kojima appeared on the PlayStation stage to talk about his highly anticipated game Death Stranding.
If anything, the stage event was a reminder that Kojima is just as much of a phenomenon in his home country as in the West. Literally thousands of fans gathered in front of the PlayStation stage, stretching all the way to the back of the cavernous venue, and roared with delight at every new announcement and a new minute-long trailer.
This was by far and away the largest gathering of the four-day event. Appropriately, the first comment Kojima made when appearing on stage was “I can’t believe how many people came!”