Hideo Kojima Talks Death Stranding Release, Casting, More; Denies Involvement in Metal Gear Survive

During a stage event at Tokyo Game Show, Hideo Kojima gave a few details about the upcoming Death Stranding.

Kojima-san mentioned that the game’s release date is already set. He teased that it will be before the Tokyo Olympics (2020) and the new Akira Movie. That doesn’t really say much, but it’s better than nothing.

We also hear that casting is underway, and Kojima-san teased the possible presence of a heroine by Norman Reedus’ side, after joking about whether the game could be just about a naked man.

Video game heroes normally wear battle suits for protection, but Death Stranding‘s hero will be different.

The game will also introduce a completely new type of co-op gameplay, but it will be entirely playable in single player. Yet, Kojima-san mentioned that he wants to create a game that will create bonds among people.

When asked if he was involved in Konami’s Metal Gear Survive, and whether it was his idea, Kojima-san responded that he doesn’t know anything about it, he isn’t involved at all. He  mentioned that for him Metal Gear Solid is espionage and political fiction, not something that has anything to do with zombies.

Character Designer Koji Shinkawa also added that he never once heard Kojima-san talk about anything like that, and for him Metal Gear is about two-legged walking mecha.

Last, but not least, two pictures showcasing the studio’s humble beginnings in a rental office were also showcased.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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