It seems that Hideo Kojima will once again team up with actress Stefanie Joosten during development of his next game, Death Stranding. Joosten played a pivotal part in the legendary game director's last game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Joosten, whose likeness was used for mute assassin Quiet in the 2015 stealth classic, was recently asked whether she'd be reteaming with Kojima following a hint from the man himself.

At a recent Comic-Con event in her native Holland, Joosten said when asked about the possibility of her joining Death Stranding: "I can't say anything about that, unfortunately." Were there not at least some truth to the notion, she would have denied it.

The question followed episode six of Kojima's YouTube series HideoTube, in which (at the 1.50 mark) he wore one of Joosten's caps, on sale on her website.

Joosten's non-committal answer will do nothing to stop speculation that she will be joining the game that will already be starring Norman Reedus as its lead, Mads Mikkelsen as its apparent villain and Guillermo del Toro in a supporting role.

Recent Oscar-winner Emma Stone has also been rumoured to appear, but her involvement is far less sure than Joosten's.

The Dutch actress recently visited the studio of Guerrilla Games, developers of recent PS4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn, in Amsterdam. Guerrilla has close ties with Kojima Productions as Death Stranding will be built in Horizon's engine.

Death Stranding was announced during Sony's E3 2016 press conference and is the first game from Kojima since his well-publicised rift with and eventual departure from former employer Konami.

Two bizarre trailers from the game have been published to date, but the game isn't expected to release for at least a few years yet. When it is eventually released, it will launch for PS4 and PC.

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