Death Stranding is one of the biggest games at Tokyo Game Show 2019, which is taking place between September 12 through September 15. The Kojima Productions-developed game is set to be showcased three times during the show and, ahead of these panels, a new poster has been released.
As with most Death Stranding drops, the poster was revealed online by way of director Hideo Kojima’s Twitter account. The poster itself features the large cast of characters depicted in an awesome movie poster-like format. It’s the kind of art style that you’d ordinarily see for Star Wars or Marvel movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and it looks awesome.
TGS now started. I’ll see you guys at the stage! Here’s new image of DEATH STRANDING by Pablo Uchida, the genius painter whom I even feel jealous of his talent. Title design by Kyle Cooper. We have a strong strand by respecting each other. 👍🌈🦀 pic.twitter.com/gGyBhWSv5S
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 12, 2019
The artist behind the poster is Pablo Uchida, who also created a piece of key art for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain that was used as promotional material in Japan and featured on the cover of the Definitive Experience re-release of Metal Gear Solid 5. Kyle Cooper, meanwhile, worked on the title design. Cooper is known for his work on numerous movies.
The briefing trailer released alongside the poster was shown behind-closed-doors at Gamescom. While Death Stranding was one of the big reveals during the Opening Night show, this particular video features a deeper dive into the game, specifically the narrative and a few of the characters involved in the story. Check it out above.
There will reportedly be 80-minutes of Death Stranding shown at TGS 2019. People are no doubt hoping to get a better understanding of what the game is, but we wouldn’t count on that. Kojima has said, “Even now, I don’t understand the game.” He added: “Its world view, gameplay, they are all new. My mission is to create a genre that does not currently exist, and which takes everyone by surprise. There is, naturally, a risk in that.” Death Stranding’s release date has been confirmed as November 8, 2019.