The Tokyo Game Show 2019 will take place from September 12 to 15 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, and Sony will have a substantial presence there even without a traditional press conference, and the perpetually weird Death Stranding will be a huge focal point at the show.
With both a booth and presentations showing off various first and third-party titles, fans can expect plenty of time with big hitters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nioh 2, and of course, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
There will be two extensive gameplay presentations at TGS 2019 for Kojima’s latest. The first will be on September 12 and will be around 50 minutes. It will show off the overall gameplay flow of the game for the first time. What that entails, however, is anyone’s guess.
Here’s the timetable at TGS. Our DS stage is at PS booth on 12th, 14th, and 15th, at the last slot. Will introduce the overall gameplay flow on 12th, introduce specific scenes in that gameplay on 14th and have talk event with JPN VO actors on 15th. See you at TGS??? pic.twitter.com/ou9gMWPMtT
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 7, 2019
The following day will be a 30-minutes presentation, followed by a third one featuring the game’s Japanese voice actors, although no new footage is expected at the last one. Hideo Kojima will be present at all three presentations.
While the presentations are not going to be livestreamed, chances are they will likely make it onto the Internet one way or the other. Sony’s live stage show will also play host to Death Stranding, perhaps we will see a shortened version of whatever is being presented at TGS 2019.
Considering how Kojima said in a recent interview with the Financial Times that he himself “don’t understand the game” now and “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,” we are in for a wild ride, to say the least.
At least you can count on the “Very Easy Mode” if you just want to experience the story, keep being weird Kojima!