At the 2017 Game Awards, Hideo Kojima finally released another trailer for the much-anticipated Death Stranding. The eight-minute trailer gave us a much deeper look into the utterly bizarre world of the first title to come from Kojima Productions. While we were hoping for some answers, audiences were only left with more questions.
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While Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro did not make an appearance in the trailer, Norman Reedus is, once again, the focus. Reedus awakens, fully clothed, in a desolate, rainy land accompanied by other men in Bridges gear. While the trailer goes on to get more bizarre from there, one of the most notable moments is our first look at the enemies of the game. Strange, invisible, alien-like creatures begin to slowly pick off the men one by one until only Reedus is left.
The baby also makes an appearance; as well as the familiar shots of Norman Reedus underwater. The trailer closes with Norman Reedus’ character stating, “Once there was an explosion, a bang that gave rise to life as we know it. Then came the next explosion, an explosion that will be our last.” After the trailer premiered, Reedus and Kojima shared a sweet moment on stage where even he seemed a bit confused by Kojima’s trailer.
After Kojima’s absence from E3, fans were begging for more Death Stranding. The PlayStation 4 exclusive was announced at last year’s Game Awards after Kojima was honored with an Industry Icon award; even after the acclaimed director had been banned by Konami from attending the event in 2015.
As of right now, a release window is still up in the air, but we are hoping for a 2018 release. What did you think of the newest Death Stranding trailer? Let us know in the comments below! And, as always, keep an eye on The Nerd Stash for all of your nerdy news needs!
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