Hideo Kojima, a seasoned game creator, recently announced his upcoming game at The Game Awards. Earlier this month, he tweeted about beginning a “new journey,” and now he has formally introduced the game. It is the second installment of Death Stranding, a game that Norman Reedus himself announced quite some time ago.
Kojima took the stage at The Game Awards to advertise the game and said that the announcement trailer was full of secrets about the project that fans can dive into while they wait for further information about the game.
Kojima stated that the outbreak of the COVID epidemic forced him to completely rewrite the narrative for Death Stranding 2, even though the story for the game had already been established before the pandemic began.
Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, Troy Baker, Shioli Kutsuna, and Elle Fanning are some of the voice actors included in the video game.
The game is being developed in partnership with Guerrilla Games and utilizes the Decima game engine. Watch the strange trailer that was just released for the announcement for more information.
The director of Death Stranding, Kojima, has been routinely tweeting cryptic photos connected to his newest project, and this has been going on for some months now, so fans have been given a hint about what it might be.
Some of these initial glances featured photographs of the actors Shioli Kutsuna and Elle Fanning, with the questions “Where am I?” and “Who am I?” superimposed in the middle of the pictures, respectively.
On stage at The Game Awards, Kojima also reaffirmed the fact that he is currently developing another game in addition to Death Stranding 2 for release in the future. This will likely be the next Xbox game that was announced a while ago.
Kojima had claimed in the past that one of his planned games is “nearly like a new medium,” which at the time was believed to be impossible owing to the constraints of technology.
In October, Kojima was quoted as saying, “If this succeeds, it will turn things around not just in the game industry, but in the cinema industry as well.”
What Did Kojima Reveal About Death Stranding 2?
The Game Awards presentation featured the official teaser trailer for Death Stranding 2 as one of the various World Premieres. The teaser, as is typical for Kojima, left fans with more questions than answers.
The extended Death Stranding 2 teaser reveals the return of Léa Seydoux’s Fragile, whose prior contact with Higgs and Timefall left her physically deformed but now appears to have been repaired.
She is currently caring for a young child, who we can only presume is Lou but cannot confirm.
A mystery organization infiltrates their compound and Fragile leaves with the infant on a futuristic unicycle. Fragile is shot down by the military, causing her to crash.
Then, Kojima turns up the strangeness to 100 when we observe Fragile oozing black ooze from her eyes and a Bridge Baby mutant in a red pod.
The teaser concludes with a shot of a strange individual ascending stairs, followed by the return of Norman Reedus as Sam Bridges! Fragile conjures a giant helicarrier-type station from beneath a sea of tar as an older Sam, now sporting a remarkable combination of grey hair and beard, looks out over a sea of tar.
She informs him that it is time for him to meet her squad. She has presumably reestablished her company as she intended after Death Stranding. She then informs Sam that it is time for him to embark on a new quest.
At the end of the trailer, we get a look at the return of Troy Baker as Higgs, who is a well-known voice actor. He has a whole new look, with better armour, longer hair, and a mask that looks a lot like Amelie’s. As he sings an ominous song to end the trailer, he also plays a badass futuristic electric guitar.
After the trailer, Kojima joined Keighley on stage and said that he had written the first draught of the story for Death Stranding 2, but after the COVID pandemic, he rewrote it from scratch.
He said jokingly that he hopes he won’t be able to tell the future this time. In late 2019, Kojima Productions released Death Stranding. Not long after that, the world shut down, leaving people alone like they were in the game’s post-apocalyptic world.
Kojima also hinted at other projects he is working on, including a new video game he is trying out. We don’t know what that means exactly, but if it’s a unique idea from his head, you can be sure it will be very strange in the best way.
He didn’t say anything, but he hopes to talk soon about what he has coming up. Brain Structure is Kojima’s new podcast, which you can listen to if you want more Kojima in your life.
Death Stranding 2 was announced, but no release date was given. The earliest we can expect it to come out is probably in 2024.
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