Hideo Kojima has blessed us all with another look at his new title: Death Stranding. Don’t get too excited; we didn’t get any answers, only more questions. This is the first look we’ve had at the game since E3, and it’s pretty awesome.
In the trailer, we get a glimpse at who will be joining Norman Reedus in the project from Kojima Productions. It seems like Mads Mikkelsen might be our villain, and why wouldn’t he be? The star of NBC’s Hannibal has quickly become one of my personal favorites, especially after his appearance as the villain in Doctor Strange. (And apparently one of Kojima’s favorites as well!)
Also shown in the Death Stranding trailer is director, Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro was working on Konami’s Silent Hills with Kojima before he left the company. The trailer focuses mostly on Del Toro’s character as he walks into a dystopian, apparently war-ridden city. We see soldiers and a tank covered with intestines or tentacles of some kind, and Del Toro’s obviously trying to go unnoticed. We see that he is holding some sort of device with a baby inside similar to the one Norman Reedus picks up in the original release trailer (maybe the same baby?). Kojima Productions first title is gearing up to be quite the experience with Kojima at the helm of such an all-star cast.
Around this time last year, Kojima left Konami under some mysterious circumstances and it was quite the topic of conversation. Due to this drama, Hideo Kojima was unable to receive his industry icon award from the Video Game Awards, and he rightfully received the award this year. Death Stranding has gained a major following already, and people are starving for more information. Obviously, with a first title creating so much hype and excitement and the loyal support of his fans, Kojima is only on the up and up!