When exactly is the Death Stranding release date? Officially, a statement on the game’s launch date has yet to be disclosed. However, some fans now speculate that Hideo Kojima’s upcoming project will definitely see a release in 2018.
Death Stranding Release Date in 2018?
According to some fans, the Death Stranding release date may be some time in the year 2018. As Redditor Pym-of-Nantucket points out, Kojima previously stated that his anticipated game would see a launch before the events that take place in the Japanese animated film Akira. As some may know, Akira is set in the year 2019. With this into account, Kojima may be teasing that Death Stranding will come out before then.
While some netizens concur with this possibility, others argue that an early 2019 release may be more feasible. It’s worth noting that Kojima stated that Death Stranding would release prior to the 2020 Olympics. As such, a 2019 release date window is still a possibility worth considering.
Still, Kojima’s game seems to be progressing smoothly so far. Time will only tell as to when Death Stranding will finally become available to fans. Seeing as the Kojima Productions title still has some time to go, any speculation is something worth looking into.
Death Stranding and Junji Ito
In other news, Kojima recently took to Twitter to share that he and Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito were seemingly working together. A potential collaboration with Ito is anything but confirmed, though. However, the prospect of Ito being involved with Death Stranding is definitely an exciting venture should it come to be.
Having Ito work on designs for some nightmarish creatures to be included in the game would ultimately make Death Stranding all the more dynamic. Some fans may be aware that Ito and Kojima were previously slated to work together for the now defunct Silent Hills. Unfortunately, the project fell through after Kojima’s departure from Konami. Thus, he came up with his own team to bring Death Stranding to life instead. Seeing as Ito and Kojima have a history together, it may be possible that a collaboration may manifest in Death Stranding.
What is Death Stranding?
For those who may not be familiar with it, Death Stranding is an upcoming action video game developed by Kojima Productions. First announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2016, it stars Mads Mikkelsen, and The Walking Dead’s very own Norman Reedus as part of its cast. Additionally, director Guillermo del Toro is also involved with the project.
Not much is known about the plot of Death Stranding so far. However, as per reports, the game is slated to feature a female protagonist. As to who this may be is still unknown.