Death Stranding Possibly Coming in 2018, May Feature Female Hero

New Death Stranding details emerge.

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima's first post-Konami game, the mysterious and intriguing-looking Death Stranding, could come out in 2018. Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, Kojima himself said the game would be out before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He added, "To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set."

According to IGN, which attended the TGS event where Kojima was speaking, Akira was set in 2019. Going by that reasoning, Death Stranding would be released in 2018.

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Also during the speaking event, Kojima said the game's online component will be a "different kind of online play than anything we've seen before." He added that the game will have a female protagonist, who will apparently join Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame.

"This game will show a different side of Norman Reedus than fans of The Walking Dead might expect," Kojima said.

Character designer Yoji Shinkawa joined Kojima on stage. He teased that he would like to see Death Stranding include mechs in some form. Finally, Kojima said Death Stranding runs on a "well-known" third-party game engine, though he did not name it specifically.

Death Stranding was first announced at E3 this year via a surprise appearance from Kojima himself. Beyond a rather unique trailer, we don't know much else about the game other than it will be released for PlayStation 4 and PC. Kojima has said the game will be the best he's ever made, confident that he will not have to make compromises.

For more, check out GameSpot's breakdown of the Death Stranding trailer as well as our own interview with Kojima in which he reacts to Resident Evil 7 and tells us how his family wanted him to retire.

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