'Death Stranding' Won't be at E3, But Hideo Kojima Will

A shot from 'Death Stranding' Credit: Kojima Productions

Taking the stage at E3's Coliseum show with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Taking the stage at E3's Coliseum show with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Video game designer Hideo Kojima has put fans out of the misery in one way – confirming that he won't be showing any of his new game Death Stranding at the upcoming E3 event – and teased them in another, releasing a single image with the word "bridges" on social media.

The eagle-eyed will notice that "bridges" is a reference to the Death Stranding trailer released last year. Take a look at this image, and more importantly at the pin badge worn by the character (portrayed by cult movie director Guillermo del Toro) which shares the same web design and the title "bridges."

Kojima will be attending the massive video game show and will appear on stage with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who spoke to Glixel about his ambitions for the Metal Gear Solid movie last month. "You really have to have the right team and you have to shepherd it in the right way and you need to understand the core of what you're really talking about, the core of why these games work – why they resonate, what people take away from them, and to me, there was just nothing greater that I would rather try and fall on the sword for and protect than Metal Gear," he says. 

The event will be part of the new E3 Coliseum, which will take place on June 13 and 14 at The Novo at L.A. Live as part of E3. The session, A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Jordan Vogt-Roberts, will focus on Kojima's career and the "fusion of gaming and cinema."

To see the full E3 Coliseum schedule, check out the official site.