The New Trailer For Death Stranding Is The Most Kojima Thing Ever

When we first saw Death Stranding, the new game from Hideo Kojima, we didn't know what to think. Now that we've seen more of the game, we somehow understand even less. What we do know is that the game has Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro joining the previous announced Norman Reedus. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours.

What little we know about Death Stranding is that the "strands" in question are all about how people are connected to each other. We see some of that at the end of the new trailer for the game when we see Doctor Strange 's Mads Mikkelsen arrive on the scene with an army of his own that is connected to, and we assume, controlling.

Of course, if we only focus on the end, we're sort of burying the lead, because the crazy all really happens at the beginning of the trailer we saw at The Game Awards. The trailer opens with director Guillermo del Toro carrying a strange device which appears to hold a baby, with tubes attached to it. Is any of this supposed to make sense?

Of course, the fact that famous film director is featured in the trailer for Death Stranding isn't entirely out of left field. Back when Hideo Kojima was still working for Konami he and Guillermo del Toro were supposed to be working together on a revival of the Silent Hill franchise that was going to star Norman Reedus. When Kojima unceremoniously left Konomi, Silent Hills was just as unceremoniously canceled. Both Reedus and del Toro said they were disappointed to see the project end, it appears that Kojima has found a way to work with both of them again.

We certainly can;t make much sense out of what we're seeing with Death Stranding but we can't say we're not curious. Hideo Kojima is putting together one hell of a cast and the video game depictions of these real people look so amazing that we're guessing the performances will truly come true. We can't wait to see what the actual gameplay looks like.

Of course, we're not expecting Death Stranding to be coming out anytime soon, meaning it will probably be awhile before we really see what the game will look like. During The Game Awards tonight it was mentioned that Hideo Kojima will be attending The PlayStation Experience this weekend to talk about the game so maybe we'll know even more within the next couple of days.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.