Talk Show Host Conan O'Brien Makes Cameo in Death Stranding

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima tweeted on Twitter on Thursday that late night talk show host Conan O'Brien is making a cameo in the game. He will appear as "The Wandering MC" and will give the player character a Sea Otter Suit, which will make it possible to swim faster.

The full context behind Conan O'Brien's appearance is revealed in a segment of the Conan O'Brien Show which was posted online on Wednesday. During his trip to Japan last year, Conan visited Kojima Productions and exchanged jokes with Hideo Kojima himself. Kojima tells Conan that he can be in the game if he wants to, and points him to the 3D scanner. Conan wants to be the main character and insists he's got the body for it, but that's not quite the role Kojima envisions for him.

The game's cast in both English and Japanese includes:

The Japanese cast will also include Tomokazu Sugita, and the English cast will also include Emily O'Brien.

Kojima Productions describes the game:

Besieged by death's tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.

Kojima Productions is developing the game using Guerilla Games' Decima Engine. The game will be an action game, and will have open-world elements with "some degree of freedom." Kojima stated the game's name originates from the phenomenon of cetacean stranding, where dolphins and whales wash up on land and die. While other games offer elements analogous to "sticks" for gameplay, Death Stranding will also offer "ropes" to tie and link players together.

The game will ship on November 8.

[Via Siliconera (Jenni)]

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