Rumour: Death Stranding Release Date Leaked By Walmart Canada

By Sam Quirke, 1 year ago
Walmart Canada kicked up a hype storm earlier in the year by leaking a whole bunch of games that were eventually announced during E3. It seems they might be at it again ahead of The Game Awards. We've been promised more than 10 game announcements and some game updates, and if the Walmart leak is anything to go by one of those is going to be Death Stranding's release date.

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According to Walmart's pre-order page (which, at the time of writing, is still showing the date), Death Stranding will be with us on June 30th, 2019. However things are slightly confusing as the Pre-Order button itself suggests that the ship date will be the following day, July 1st.

Either way, it looks like The Game Awards Geoff Keighley is either in on this "leak" or just made a very coincidental and unfortunate tweet:

Whether this is a planned piece of theatre or a genuine goof, it certainly now seems likely that we are getting a Death Stranding announcement at this year's Game Awards which take place on December 6th.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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Posted on 29 November 18 at 17:32
My body is ready ... to finally know wtf this game is actually about.
Posted on 29 November 18 at 17:37
The problem with that lies in that that is a placeholder date used by most retailers. Dec 31 and June 30 are TBD dates for something released during Q1/Q2 and Q3/Q4. I highly doubt it would be that day and, instead, be something earlier. Most games release on a Tuesday or Friday unless it is a special release (like Fallout 76) so to see it released on a Sunday is VERY unlikely.
Posted on 29 November 18 at 18:54
Five37_PaperSt said:
My body is ready ... to finally know wtf this game is actually about.
It's a unique postal service adventure! If only my postal service went through such trials to deliver my packages.
Posted on 29 November 18 at 21:20
As much as I would like to believe the whole date thing to be a placeholder date, this is Kojima we're talking about. The man who put morse code onto a necklace in his trailer which led to a song on youtube. Like, a whole year before the trailer with the song included was released or something like that.

I know some retailers slip up, but Kojima is a mysterious guy. This might be him trying to hype up the game nearing release. Not that it needs it, but it seems like something he might do.
Posted on 01 December 18 at 07:12
I would be legitimately shocked if this is the release date. Kojima is infamous for taking years for major releases of the nature of Death Stranding. This game does not feel like it has been in development long enough for A Hideo Kojima Game to be released in the middle of 2019. I've long held that Death Stranding would be a very late PS4 release--possibly even one that will be cross-gen with the PS5.
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