Death Stranding info from TGS: casting still under way, release before 2019

During a stage event at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa sat down to answer some questions about their upcoming PS4 title, Death Stranding.


As was said a few days ago at Sony’s press conference, the game will feature some kind of co-op play, but the studio assures us it’s also going to be fully playable in single player. The online play will be different than anything we’ve seen before, according to Kojima.


It was also revealed that casting for the game is still underway. So far we know that Norman Reedus will play the main character, and there are rumors suggesting the involvement of Mads Mikkelsen en Kevin Durand, though nothing has been confirmed yet considering those two. A picture Kojima posted on Twitter just before the event has him wearing the same jacket the person believed to be Mikkelsen was wearing during the photogrammetry shoot, while also striking the same pose. However, according to Kojima, the man in the original photo is actually he himself, not Mads Mikkelsen.


At the TGS event, a female character was hinted at as well.



Furthermore, the game already has a release date, but it’s still too early to be detailed. It will come out before the Tokyo Olympics of 2020, and before the year in which the movie Akira is set, which is 2019.


Kojima, translated by IGN: “It will be out before the [2020] Olympics. To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set.”

At Sony’s press conference Kojima announced that the engine for the game has been chosen, and during this Q&A he said it was a well known third party engine.

During the event a couple of pictures were shown of the first office of the new Kojima Productions, when it was still only four people.

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“Humble beginnings…” – Kojima Productions Twitter


Source: Kojima Productions Twitter, Kojima Productions Twitter Japan, IGN, Gematsu, TGS Event, Yong

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