Hideo Kojima Announces Death Stranding | E3 2016

Hideo Kojima took the stage at Sony’s E3 press conference to announce his new project: Death Stranding. The time for speculation is now. 

The theater’s orchestra boomed as Hideo Kojima, the legendary video game developer, took the stage. He looked at the audience and announced, “I’m back!” to a huge chorus of applause. He then let the stage darken as a trailer for his new project started.

It opens up on a beach littered with bones and dead sea creatures. Black hand prints materialize in the sand. We see a nude man on a beach with one handcuff on his wrist and a baby attached to his stomach with an umbilical cord. The man is revealed to be Norman Reedus, and he clutches the infant to his chest and cries. The black hand prints cover his body as the baby disappears. He’s wearing a collection of what looks like dog tags around his neck. There’s a cross shaped scar on his stomach, which could possibly relate to the baby. The beach around him is completely littered with dead fish. He looks up at the sky to see several mysterious figures floating in the sky, before disappearing. The title appears: Death Stranding.

death stranding screen

The trailer is kept very ambiguous. It seems like it centers on the themes of birth and loss, and implies that Norman Reedus’ character was impregnated somehow. Or maybe it’s all a metaphor for the decay of the world and the environment. At any rate, the trailer didn’t give us much information on how the game will play or what it’s really going to be about. There’s a lot of imagery to unpack, which makes the short, esoteric trailer all the more interesting. 

Previously, Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus were set to work on a new Silent hill game with Guillermo del Toro. However, the game was cancelled and Kojima left Konami. Death Stranding is a rekindling of the working relationship between Kojima and Reedus. Even the genre of the game isn’t explicitly stated, but we can be sure it’ll be very dark, thought provoking and will comment on current social issues. 

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Gaming News

The Price of Xbox Game Pass is Going Up

The long rumored price increase of Xbox Game Pass has finally been confirmed and we have a detailed breakdown of the pricing structure. With these new prices and a new …

A woman using Xbox Cloud gaming on an amazon device Gaming News

Xbox Cloud Gaming is Coming to Amazon Devices

If you missed it, Xbox is bringing its cloud gaming services to Amazon Fire TV devices. There have been talks about an Xbox streaming device for years now. With the …

Gaming News

XDefiant Season 01 Is Here!

Ubisoft just released season 1 of XDefiant and it comes with a ton of content. If you are not aware, XDefiant is a free-to-play shooter that ties in characters and …

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Gaming News

Nintendo Gave The People What They Wanted

Nintendo’s most recent direct delivered a ton of games and I am sure there was something for everyone here. From HD Remakes to long awaited sequels, Nintendo made sure that …

Gaming

What is The Future of Xbox Hardware

During the most recent Xbox showcase, they announced three new SKUs of the Xbox Series X|S consoles. While we didn’t get an announcement of a new handheld like many were …

SolForge battle Gaming

A Collectable Card Battler – Let’s Play SolForge Fusion

If you are not familiar, SolForge Fusion is a CCG (Collectable Card Game) created by Richard Garfield (Magic The Gathering) and Justin Gary (Ascension). It started as a physical card …