Death Stranding Game's Japanese Trailer Features Japanese Voice Overs

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Margaret Qualley, Nicolas Winding Refn join as models; Kazuhiro Yamaji, Houchu Ohtsuka join Japanese dub

The PlayStation Japan YouTube channel began streaming the Japanese trailer for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game on Wednesday. The trailer features the same footage as English trailer that debuted on the same day, but with Japanese voice overs.

Both the English and the Japanese trailers also reveal two new characters: Mama (model based on actress Margaret Qualley) and Heartman (model based on film director Nicolas Winding Refn). Game director Hideo Kojima announced on Twitter on Thursday that Refn will not be voicing his character. The English trailer also revealed that Jesse Corti, Emily O'Brien, and Darren Jacobs will perform voice overs in the English version of the game.

The Japanese trailer also revealed more dub voices, including Kazuhiro Yamaji (Cliff) and Houchu Ohtsuka (Heartman). The video also revealed Maaya Sakamoto's role in the Japanese dub as Mama.

The Japanese dub of the game will star Kenjiro Tsuda as Sam Bridges. Norman Reedus is the model and voice for the character in the English version.

Kikuko Inoue will voice the character Amelie, modeled and voiced by Lindsay Wagner in the English version.

Nana Mizuki will voice the character Fragile, modeled and voiced in English by Léa Seydoux.

Akihiko Ishizumi will voice the character Deadman, whose appearance is based on director Guillermo del Toro.

Satoshi Mikami will voice the character Higgs, played by Troy Baker.

Akio Ohtsuka will voice the character Die-Hardman, played by Tommie Earl Jenkins.

Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is also the basis of the model and the voice for the character Cliff in the game.

The game will ship on November 8. The Collector's Edition of the game will include special cases, a BB Pod, a Ludens keychain, a digital soundtrack with behind-the-scenes video, 10 PSN character avatars, and four in-game items. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include the soundtrack, avatars, and in-game items. The Special Edition will include the Steelbook case, soundtrack, and in-game Ludens Mask item. The Japanese version of the game will include both English and Japanese audio tracks, but Kojima Productions has not yet revealed if the North American version of the game will also have the Japanese audio track.

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 himself posted a separate story synopsis for the game on Thursday.

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.

Thanks to jdnation for the news tip.

Sources: PlayStation Japan's YouTube channel, Hideo Kojima's Twitter account (link 2)

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