Last night, during the Game Awards everybody got another sneak peek at Death Stranding, the new video game created by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. The trailer was full of ambiguous and surprising content. Out of everything that was shown, we got a look at two new characters! These characters were portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro! They are now joining Norman Reedus in this mysterious new journey.
After watching the trailer a couple of times, it showed me the remnants of P.T., another video game that Kojima was making. P.T. was a demo for a new Silent Hills game, but it was later cancelled by Konami. Death Stranding displays several characteristics that come from P.T. like the motif of fetuses/babies. Since Kojima has total control of this project, could this be some sort of retribution towards Konami? Maybe, but I am are not entirely sure.
I get excited for pretty much anything that Kojima works on, and it makes sense since he was the one responsible for creating the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Death Stranding is no exception. The setting, the characters, and the concept are all very innovative and novel. While we have seen footage and received details on the game, Death Stranding is still in early development, so don’t expect the game to come out soon. In the mean time, check out the new trailer that features del Toro and Mikkelsen!