Death Stranding Game's Story Trailer Highlights Norman Reedus' Character

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Metal Gear Solid's Hideo Kojima directs new game

Kojima Productions revealed a new trailer for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game during The Game Awards 2017 event on Thursday. The trailer once again highlights Norman Reedus' character, identified in the video as Sam.

Kojima Productions, Kojima's own development studio, is developing Death Stranding, and it will star Norman Reedus. Kojima previously said the game will show "a different side of Reedus than fans of The Walking Dead might expect." Kojima Productions is developing the game using Guerilla Games' Decima Engine.

A trailer for the game debuted in December 2016, and it features character models based on director Guillermo del Toro and actor Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Kojima asked del Toro to be a character in the game.

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.

Kojima stated earlier that the game will have online gameplay, but it will also be fully playable in single player. The game will also include a female protagonist, but the character has not yet been cast.

Yoji Shinkawa, the character and mechanical designer for the Metal Gear Solid game series, hinted that he wanted to see mechs in the game. Shinkawa is currently working on the game alongside Kojima.

[Video via Gamespot]

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