The much anticipated Death Stranding will not be present at E3 this year. Hideo Kojima took to Twitter to announce the disappointing news earlier today, simply stating:
“Apologies to our fans, Death Stranding will not be @ E3 as we are fully focused on development.”
It’s not all bad news however, as it’s clear that Kojima Productions is hard at work developing the game. The tweet ends with Kojima stating he’ll be with the producer/E3 presenter Geoff Keighley on the 14 of June, making it clear he will indeed be present at E3 this year. Hopefully he will be divulging more information on Death Stranding when there. However, this wasn’t the end of the news.
An enigmatic tweet then appeared an hour later simply saying: “Here’s the only new information I can present at this time”, accompanied by a picture of a spider web in the shape of a star with the word “Bridges” written underneath, in addition to the title Death Stranding. The speculations of what this could mean have been running wild on Twitter ever since. Fans are used to this sort of cryptic release of information as it has become quite the trademark for Hideo Kojima to slowly drip feed information to his fans.
Death Stranding created a massive hype at Sony’s conference during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 , when Hideo Kojima came to the stage and showed of a cinematic trailer of Death Stranding. The trailer starred American actor Norman Reedus, film director Guillermo Del Toro and actor Mads Mikkelesen, famous for his role as Hannibal in the TV show of the same name. The trailer raises many questions as to what the story is about. There has been no sign of game play footage so far.
The game is set for a 2019 release on PS4. Plenty of time for more news and footage. That’s certainly something many Kojima fans are looking forward too.