If you believe the people at Best Buy in Canada, it sounds like Death Stranding will finally be released sometime in 2019. The news of this spread on Reddit over the weekend when someone took a photo of a brand new in-store promotion added to the game saying it was going to be released this year. Just to be clear, it's a sticker that's been added to a pre-order card with no official release date or any other information attached to it beyond the price of $80.
If this a reality? Could we see Kojima Productions finally give us a time table for a proper release this year? After no-showing at The Game Awards, people became suspicious over Hideo Kojima's absence and failure to show anything new at a venue that has shown him and the company great love. But others think it was strategic that they're purposefully not saying anything and holding off a proper announcement until E3 2019. Will it or won't it happen? Only time will tell. But Death Stranding wouldn't be the first leak of something official from a Canadian retailer if true.