Gamers have been excited about the latest game from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, titled Death Stranding, for three years now. But trailers and gameplay peeks we’ve seen over those three years, while awesome and intriguing, have left us clueless as to what the hell is actually going on in the game.
Thankfully a new trailer has been released, and I can absolutely confirm that I still have not a freakin’ clue what’s going on. But damn, it is pretty awesome. In fact, if I get a chance to review the game it might just say “Damn, that was awesome” and leave it at that.
The trailer shows off more of the game, including some new gameplay action, and introduces some new cast including a second film director making an appearance. It also reveals something Kojima fans have been eagerly awaiting for a long time: a release date. You can find more info and check out the trailer below.
Here’s a special message from Kojima himself:
People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation.
“Death Stranding” is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the “Strand” or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or “Strands” with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.
Now, please enjoy the latest Death Stranding trailer.
The message was shared over at the PlayStation Blog, where you can also find more info on some of the editions and pre-order bonuses that will be available if interested.
As mentioned above, the cast has also grown. Starring is Norman Reedus as Sam, Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Léa Seydoux as Fragile, Lindsay Wagner as Amelie, Margaret Qualley as Mama, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman, and Troy Baker as Higgs, with special appearances from the previously announced film director Guillermo del Toro as Deadman, and the newly announced film director Nicolas Winding Refn as Heartman. The acting and voice for del Toro and Refn, however, will be provided by someone else. Which is unfortunate. We know del Toro has done a bit of acting in the past, after all.