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Death Stranding will be showcased at Tokyo Game Show 2018

Hideo Kojima's big and weird PS4 exclusive will be at this year's Tokyo Game Show

By: Derek Strickland from Sep 5, 2018 @ 17:12 CDT

Hideo Kojima and his team will be in tow at Tokyo Game Show 2018, where his new game Death Stranding could be showcased in greater depth.

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Death Stranding will be have an on-stage showcase during Japan's annual Tokyo Game Show event, the Kojima Productions Twitter today revealed. While TGS is a more domestic event and isn't typically as big as E3 2018, it's possible we could get a bizarre new trailer (maybe more gameplay footage) and fresh details about Kojima's upcoming PS4 exclusive. "Kojima Productions is back at #TokyoGameShow2018, with a stage show on Sept 23 featuring Hideo Kojima and cast members of the Japanese version!!" reads the post.

While much of Death Stranding remains mysterious, Sony's most recent E3 trailer exposed some interesting tidbits. We know about the timefall, a kind of rain that instantly ages anyone it touches, and the Extinction Factor that allows Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus' delivery man character) to sense those otherworldly shadow monsters. Lea Seydoux joins the cast as a potential ally and it appears she can actually see the apparitions, hinting her "Dooms level" is higher than Sam's. How weird, right?

Death Stranding is being made on Guerrilla Games' proprietary Decima engine, the same engine that powered Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Hideo Kojima says the game is in a playable state, and that progress is going quite well. No release date has been announced but it's possible the oh-so-bizarre title will launch somewhere between 2019 and 2020.

A release date might be announced at this year's The Game Awards.


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