Death Stranding: Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and even Norman Reedus are all presenting at The Game Awards this week

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 02:15 GMT

Death Stranding at The Game Awards 2017? It’s looking more and more likely.

The Game Awards will be graced by the presence of three presenters associated with Death Stranding: Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus.

Kojima and del Toro were revealed earlier this week, with Reedus confirmed today – adding yet more weight to our “oh shit there’s gonna be a Death Stranding update of some kind” speculation.

The three join a small but noteworthy line up of presenters, which also includes celebrities Felicia Day, Aisha Tyler, Zachary Levi and Andy Serkis, plus developers Ed Boon (NetherRealm) and Casey Hudson (BioWare).

With Kojima, the lead creative on Death Stranding, and del Toro and Reedus, who appear as characters in it, set to present at The Game Awards, hopes are rising for an update on the Sony-published title. A new trailer? A release window, maybe?

As yet, we have absolutely no idea when Death Stranding will release, although 2018 isn’t out of the question; Kojima’s team is building Death Stranding using Guerrilla Games tech, which gives us hope development will be pretty speedy, and it sounds like there’s gameplay Kojima feels comfortable showing outside his team.

If it is coming next year, we’d certainly expect at least a trailer this stage, with Sony going into full marketing mode at E3 2018. There are other reasons to expect Death Stranding to show up at The Game Awards – Kojima and host Geoff Keighley are good buddies, with Keighley supporting Kojima during his painful exit from Konami, and half of the Death Stranding trailers we have so far came out of the annual gala.

In short, a Death Stranding update is definitely within the realms of possibility. Tune into The Game Awards on December 7 to see it as it happens; we will, of course, cover the event in full here.

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Death Stranding was first revealed at E3 2016, just six months after Kojima Productions signed with Sony, with a baffling trailer. A second Death Stranding trailer followed at The Game Awards 2016, featuring del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen.

A third-person action game with an emphasis on “ropes instead of sticks” (connections rather than combat, is one theory), Death Stranding is about something from a foreign world washing up in ours.

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