death strandingBack at E3 2016, Hideo Kojima announced the first game that would come from his new studio, Kojima Productions, would be Death Stranding. The game at the time of reveal looked to be rather abstract, but it would also see Kojima reunite with The Walking Dead actor, Norman Reedus, who was also supposed to be in Silent Hill which was cancelled by Konami.

Now we’re sure many are wondering when Death Stranding would be released, and the good news is that we have a timeframe to look forward to. The bad news is that we could be in for quite a wait. Speaking during a Q&A session at the Tokyo Game Show, Kojima revealed that we can expect Death Stranding to be released by 2019.

According to Kojima, “It will be out before the Olympics,” which he is probably referring to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He then narrows the timeframe further by adding, “To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set.” With Akira set for a release in 2019, we’re either looking at 2019 before the movie’s release, or maybe even 2018.

Granted Kojima’s statement would make it possible to see the game release in 2017, but realistically 2018 would be a safer date.

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