When Hideo Kojima took the stage during Sony’s press conference people lost their minds. Him walking onto center stage got the biggest applause by far, and that’s with a show that saw not only the return of God of War, but also Resident Evil. Think about that, even him simply saying “I’m back” drew gales of cheering and applause. That’s some serious star power.
Ever since Koijma’s departure from Konami people have been wondering what he and his newly formed studio Kojima Productions would be working on first, and last night we finally got an answer. The game is called Death Stranding and it’s bizarre, but in a good way.
This project also sees the reunion of Kojima and Norman Reedus, of Walking Dead fame, whose last joint project was the ill fated Silent Hills and P.T.
The trailer opens with a slow pan across a dry sea bed littered with dead crabs and other sea life. Then we see Reedus’s character lying in the fetal wearing hand cuffs and attached to some sort of black umbilical cord. We follow the cord to find that the other end is connected to a baby, which Reedus then crawls to and begins to cradle, crying. The baby disappears, leaving a mysterious black substance on his hands. Reedus then gets up and the camera pans around to show you five figures floating in the air.
Then that’s it, the title appears, trailer over. Strange right?
Neither the trailer or Kojima revealed anything about the game or its release date, but according to Polygon, during YouTube’s E3 Gaming Live show Kojima did say that both the studio and the game are “going at a good pace”.
Back when Kojima announced his partnership with Sony it was said that the first Kojima Productions project would be a limited PS4 exclusive with a PC release to come after the fact.