At E3 this summer Hideo Kojima gave us a confusing yet intriguing look at his first game as a free man. No longer teathered by the chains of Konami, Kojima is able to explore the depths of his creative mind. His first game with Kojima Productions will star Norman Reedus, it is called Death Strading.
After saying his thanks, Hideo Kojima took to the stage to show the world brand new footage from Death Stranding. It is evident in the trailer below that this is a no holds barred Kojima. This video is simultaneously engrossing, disturbing, and confusing. It’s pure, unadulterated Kojima. It’s perfect.
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In a later tweet Hideo Kojima explains that the images for Death Stranding were captured on a PS4 Pro on their new game engine. Sharp eyed viewer will also notice that two of the featured characters in the trailer resemble two very real people.
The resemblance the two men in the poster have to Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen is uncanny. Many of you may recall Guillermo working with Kojima on the cancelled Silent Hills along with Reedus as well. Mikkelsen is going to be co-starring alongside Reedus in the game.
This trailer—which features far less naked Norman Reedus—leaves us with so many more questions. What is up with those innards sliding down the tank? Why does he have a baby in a capsule? Why are those men attached to Mikkelsen’s character?
Kojima has stated that Death Stranding will be an open-world action game. Beyond the video from E3, and now this even more cryptic one not much else is known about Death Stranding. What do you geeks think these trailers mean? Do you have any theories as to what it all means? Share your thoughts on Hideo Kojima’s new game in the comments.