'Death Stranding' Release Date News & Rumors: Game Coming With Female Character In 2018?

Jon MendozaSep 23, 2016 01:02 PM EDT
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New details on the release date and gameplay of Kojima Productions' "Death Stranding" have surfaced and as per reports, players will not see the game next year.

In a statement at the Tokyo Game Show 2016, as cited by IGN, Kojima said that the game would be out before the Olympics, adding that to go a little further, there was a movie called "Akira" and it would be out before the year in which the film is set.

Tokyo is set to host the Olympics in 2020 and, according to VG247, "Akira" is slated for a 2019 release. Hence, it is rumored that Kojima is hinting 2018 as a sensible release date for "Death Stranding."

In terms of gameplay, "Death Stranding" is set to feature a female star, Games Radar has learned. According to the website, the female star is bound to join "The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus and "Doctor Strange" actor Mad Mikkelsen in the game.

Along with the third character, "Death Stranding" is set to be different from other games. In a statement, as cited by Games Spot, Kojima said that the game's online component would be a different kind of online play than anything people had seen before, adding that the game would show a different side of Reedus than "The Walking Dead" fans might expect.

Speaking about the game specs, character designer Yoji Shinkawa teased that he would like to see the game include mechs to some extent. Also, the game is set to run a "well-known" third-party game engine; however, its specific name was not mentioned.

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