Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Death Stranding Introduces Troy Baker's Character

A brand-new video from Death Stranding shown at Tokyo Game Show 2018 presentation reveals Troy Baker's character in the game.

The last time we had a peak at the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding was at E3 2018 press conference, where we saw an ever expanding cast with some more details on the main character.

For long, there was no more update regarding development progress of the game and developer Kojima Productions has been working with their heads down until they got us something spectacular to show at the recent stage of Tokyo Game Show 2018.

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Death Stranding Introduces Troy Baker's Character

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Today, Kojima Productions have showcased a brand-new trailer titled "The Man in The Golden Mask" that introduces Troy Baker's character to the game.

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Opening of the video shows Sam Porter Bridges headed for another of his deliveries with a human female on his back and we get our first-look at the character Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) is playing who comes out of nowhere greeting the protagonist.

He wears a golden skull-mask and sports a look similar to Psycho Mantis-esque figure we saw in the teaser trailer. Their conversation suggests that these two have crossed paths before in the game and that definitely wasn't pleasant for the protagonist.

RELATED: Death Stranding Key Poster Released

The mysterious antagonist then takes off his mask and hit the ground with it for some deathly spirits to appear around within a swirl of black goo at his feet and then hold the mask in the air above to conjure up a giant Hellhound-like beast wearing a golden mask.

While laughing, he warns that the beast looks hungry and the only way to make it out alive is to not getting eaten by it. Leaving Sam Porter to deal with it, he then disappears putting his mask back on, leaving the fate of this confrontation unknown.

RELATED: Death Stranding 'Bridges' Poster Tease

Aside from already having a superstar cast on board, game director Hideo Kojima recruited Emily O'Brien (Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, League of Legends) and Troy Baker back in February for his most anticipating upcoming release.

Also, voice actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) have confirmed his involvement in the game and revealed the news seven months after being cast via a recent Tweet which includes an artwork of his character.

RELATED: Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

Initially film director and close friend Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) were cast by Kojima in various roles of the game.

French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) also made short appearance in the E3 2018 gameplay trailer in their unspecified roles.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

Hideo Kojima is back with another Death Stranding trailer that features a first look at gameplay but still doesn't make much sense.

It's been two years since 2016 that video game genius Hideo Kojima has been teasing us and then leaving us wanting more for more of his upcoming much anticipated action game Death Stranding, which is an exclusive for PlayStation 4. With this one, we are seeing creator of Metal Gear Solid series make a huge comeback and Kojima has something special to show off. Just as predicted, he releases another trailer of the game at E3 2018 conference too blow everyone's mind again.

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Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

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This marks to be the third trailer that came out for Death Stranding and for the first time in a long while, we get to see a few gameplay moments.

The first teaser that came in 2016 and we got to know that actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) is going to be playing the role of protagonist in it. Then at TGA 2016, another footage released where we saw film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) both playing important roles to the story. A few months earlier, Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker has also joined the cast.

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Woes of Deliveries

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Apparently "Porter" and "Bridges" words from previously released clips and poster doesn't indicate to any organization but they in fact belong to the character Reedus is playing, who goes by the name Sam Porter Bridges. This trailer has started with a cinematic opening, then we see a bit of gameplay with different camera angles and then it cuts back to story before switching back to actual playing sequence again. The blend between these moments is naturally meshed to perfection.

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Baby in Synthetic Womb

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The gameplay moments suggests it involves a lot of climbing and scaling to canyons, jungles, mountains and rivers as the story progresses. Sam travels these unfriendly regions to make deliveries of boxes in backpacks, tight-wrapped dead bodies and what not. While carrying a baby in a pod, he goes from one place to another because he can sense those mysterious shadow entities approaching that has taken over the world and can come back if they happen to eat him alive.

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Pull off Your Toenail

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The female character played by French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) who talks to Sam in the beginning, seems to have almost the same gift as Sam but maybe better and she seems to know a lot about what's going on than he does. It appears that he can sense those creatures, whereas she is able to even see them. She offers him to work for her which he gently declines and then called him by his name before departing to his ultimate surprise.

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Discover New Mysteries

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New revelation regarding the threats of that world is likely to be race of extraterrestrials in form of some sort of shadow demons. These near-invisible floating entities causes to rain whenever they appear, which is called "Timefall" and whatever it touches, ages rapidly. We previously saw that happening to Sam's colleagues in the last trailer before they were devoured. Though not visible, they do leave footprints on ground that resembles to a webbed foot of a giant frog.

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Hold Your Breath

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The importance of silence in their presence is brought up by the new female lead once again and we think it hints us that stealth will be a very important aspect of the game. They often ignore sounds but do react to breathing for some unknown reason. Also, whenever one of those beings touches someone or eats them, they die but some people have the ability to come back. So does Sam but when he does, it causes a massive nuclear-like explosion that leaves a massive crater.

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Don't Forget Your Cryptobiotes

We see Léa Seydoux's character eating little caterpillar-like creatures with human skin called cryptobiote that has a resistance against Timefall, who previously mentioned about sharing "DOOMS" like her. This means, she can come back from dead as well with same side effects. The second female lead introduced near the end of the clip was actress Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man), who reveals almost nothing about her role except a connection to Sam.

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Death Stranding Léa Seydoux Poster
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Death Stranding Lindsay Wagner Poster
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Death Stranding Sam Bridges Poster

RELATED: Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

Despite making more scenes public, Kojima has still left the fans wandering in a maze they were in since the first teaser, proving this is how you showcase a game. He definitely has a creative but weird and beautiful world in his mind for Death Stranding, which he slowly revealing like puzzle pieces. This project is being developed by his independent game developing studio Kojima Productions. As a plus side of this new reveal, we got our hands on tons of brand-new screens and posters of the game.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kojima Teasing Another Death Stranding Trailer?

Twitter is a great source of news these days and who better knows this than fans of video games and movies? Whether it's about an announcement of an upcoming project or some leak reveal, you will always find it there. Major developers and publishers also like to tease the fans on this platform too. Video game legend Hideo Kojima is no different as well and looks like he is hinting at another massive reveal for his PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding.

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Kojima Teasing Another Death Stranding Trailer?

RELATED: Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

Since E3 is near, we can take his hints seriously this time because the founder of independent game developing studio Kojima Productions has been teasing his fans on Twitter with a series of photos showing how he is busy with editing some game footage. Kojima is mostly known to many as the creator of Metal Gear Solid, which he created during his time in Konami. Then at Sony's E3 2016 conference, he announced Death Stranding which has no official release date set yet.

Many have speculated that Death Stranding would be one of Kojima's best works ever because he is now free from any corporate restrains and a self-governing entity. What we saw up to this point from mysterious black ooze, babies inside human throat, a cryptic version of Psycho Mantis and giant floating creatures only tells us that we haven't seen them all. It is best to assume that Kojima san has still a lot of strange imagery under his sleeve to catch us off-guard and throw us off-balance.

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Throat Baby Approves!

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Sony has announced lately that they will be focusing on their upcoming video game titles at E3 2018 and being one of the most anticipated upcoming titles, Death Stranding would surely be there. So, whatever we saw Kojima is doing wearing that Planet of the Apes t-shirt while sitting beside a Godzilla statue in his Twitter photos, we probably won't be disappointed. Even the baby from the game we saw earlier is showing thumbs up to anyone who's watching, although nothing else is shown.

RELATED: Death Stranding 'Bridges' Poster Tease

We are also riddled with the question that if we are going to see some more celebrity appearances in the next event for the game. Up until now, we know that film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actors Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) are already tied with this project, which made everyone curious. Hopefully, E3 2018 will introduce another renowned celeb linked with to increase the hype. It could be Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker, who recently joined the game's ever-growing cast.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

Ever since video game director Hideo Kojima announced his upcoming action game Death Stranding as an exclusive for Sony's PlayStation 4, people just lost it. For years after years, Kojima has never cease to amaze a worldwide video game fanbase with his brilliance and now that he is working on his very own project, it is bound to be a blockbuster phenomenon. However, very little we do know about the true plot of this game and all the revealed hints are also puzzling.

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Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

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Kojima has already roped in film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) for his hyped-up project as they all made appearance throughout the promotional posters and trailer released so far. Now, the Death Stranding cast has added two more talent from video game industry.

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Emily O'Brien (Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, League of Legends) and Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) are the most recent recruit to join cast for Death Stranding. The most recent project that Emily O'Brien has worked on is Days Gone from Sony and is still in development. She also worked on Telltale's episodic graphic adventure Batman: The Enemy Within, Arkane Studios' action-adventure stealth game Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and World of Final Fantasy.

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Troy Baker Played Joel for The Last of Us

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Troy Baker is renowned among fans of Naughty Dog's action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us, which he is going to reprise in The Last of Us Part II. His most recent video game performance includes lending voice for Talion in action RPG Middle-Earth: Shadow of War from Monolith Productions. In Batman: The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within, Baker played as Batman/Bruce Wayne. He also provided voice for Sam Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy from Uncharted series of games.

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Though O'Brien actually shared this news on Instagram today by posting an image of her with Norman Reedus and Troy Baker, it has later removed for reasons unknown. The game Death Stranding is adding more surprises to it every now and then and we fans are left stranded in the middle of nowhere waiting for the game without an official release date.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Death Stranding Key Poster Released

If you people are well aware of who Hideo Kojima is, then you must also know that this fellow is a master of developing mind-bending video games that creates all sorts of buzzes and makes history. He's intending to do that once more with his forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive release Death Stranding from his very own Kojima Productions. He started messing with our minds from back in 2016 and now he has taken a step further by releasing a wickedly bizarre trailer.

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Death Stranding Key Poster Released

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Well, just as soon as the trailer dropped and everyone was just recovering from having their mind-blown by the pure chaotic wickedness, Hideo Kojima took his personal Twitter account to reveal the new key visual art for the game.

Playing the role of the protagonist of Death Stranding called Sam, actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) is on the primary focal point of the two posters. Both of these posters are designed in a movie-like fashion and while there are similarities in them, they are still apart. Like the first one have a close focus on Sam and the baby but the second one, despite picking the same frame has set in slight distance.

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Death Stranding Key Poster A

Reedus’ character is looking at the distance and probably observing the gigantic alien creatures that have taken two of his team-mates moments ago and he is holding a pod which one of his fallen colleagues dropped moments before he was taken. While the antenna-like flashlight gear attached to his back is fixed onto something, the baby he is holding inside the pod is looking straightly at the viewers.

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Death Stranding Key Poster B

I say, since maestro Kojima has introduced breaking of the fourth wall in video games, the baby looking straight to the viewer may be a nod to that. I mean, at this point every other eager fan is trying to piece out the clues to make some sort of sense out for this game as Hideo Kojima is playfully dropping them so often these days, anything could just mean everything!

Of course, everyone was happy that they are getting something new from Death Stranding after a long time but people were less happy after witnessing the 8-minutes of wickedness with everything that is involved to the world Kojima is creating. All we can say is that, something fascinating is coming our way and we don't even have a release date but the upcoming PlayStation Experience event may change that.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Video game mastermind Hideo Kojima is mostly known as the creator of Metal Gear Solid, which he created during his time in Konami. Following his departure from the company, his fans were worried for sometime thinking if the maestro will ever return into the biz. He did with his very own Kojima Productions and announced of releasing a PlayStation 4 exclusive action video game titled Death Stranding last year.

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Death Stranding – Teaser Trailer – TGA 2017

From the very moment players have known about the existence of Death Stranding, everyone was excited as hell as Kojima himself was involved in the project. Next, when the news of the involvement of Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) to the game came out, people simply started losing their minds.

To throw the Kojima fan-base off their seats, Kojima Productions have dropped the new teaser trailer for Death Stranding. We would like to warn you in advance that the following footage is disturbing and can be extremely messy for your psyche (I already lost mine a little). So, viewers beware.

The clip starts with showing Norman Reedus’ character Sam stranded on a barren place where he wakes up with two other crews in a secret operation that clearly has gone wrong and one of them is half-stuck under a vehicle. Suddenly the gear on the shoulder of one of his fellow team members starts signaling like crazy for something on their way and as the crew panics, Sam suggests that they don't even breathe. Then we see an invisible creature approaching towards a body-bag near Sam while leaving lizard-like foot mark behind.

The body-bag seemingly melts into some black goo and the creature move towards Sam as he is bleeding. Then as his wounded teammate makes a noise, it quickly gets him and the other crew shot him to spare him a horrific fate. He throws a pod containing a baby to Sam before trying to shoot him but failed and then tried to stab himself to death. Left behind as the only witness of this carnage, Sam sees some extra terrestrial life-forms floating around him and all he sees is extinction all around.

This is so far we know about Death Stranding for now and there is no apparent release date announced yet. Even though people are familiar with the fact that master Kojima likes to play with our head every once in a while, the Death Stranding clip may have done that a little too much considering this is just a teaser trailer. So, God knows what else is up ahead!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Death Stranding 'Bridges' Poster Tease

After leaving Konami, modern master of game making, Hideo Kojima founded his very own Kojima Productions. He announced a new game from his own production house titled Death Stranding on June, 2016. What we know up until this point is that the game will feature the appearance of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead).

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Cryptic “Bridges” Poster

Everyone eagerly waiting to hear anything from him thought that the game will be previewed this year on Electronic Entertainment Expo but unfortunately, that's not happening anytime soon. However Kojima Productions apologized to the fans with a cryptic poster, which Hideo Kojima himself also posted saying he cannot give up any more info than this.

Now, as soon as he revealed the poster to tease the fans, many got busy to theorize the image and its cryptic nature. The poster contains in bold letters, the word "BRIDGES" under a spider-web appears on a black background. As Kojima apparently isn't willing to unveil anything more and fans have a quite long time up ahead to wait for the game, they become overzealous and came up with the idea that it means actor Jeff Bridges (Arachnophobia, R.I.P.D.) will be in Death Stranding.

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While this theory cannot be brushed-off just yet, some theorists on Reddit pointed out that there is a "BRIDGES" connection that can be found in the Death Stranding teaser trailer released at The Game Awards 2016. Del Toro's badge on the lapel reads "BRIDGES - United Cities of America". Also note that the dot of the badge is on New York City, which could also mean that the crisis hit at NYC first or it is one of the last remaining cities unaffected by the catastrophe.

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“Bridges” Lapel Pin

Now, "BRIDGES" might be an organization that Guillermo del Toro's character works for and they are working on some sort of metaphorical bridges perhaps. Also, it could be a division created by United Cities of America to establish some kind of connection. The "BRIDGES" could be between time and space or even consciousness. There is also a possibility of them being the one responsible for creating the Homo Ludens’ spacesuit.

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Most probably none of these theories means nothing that Hideo Kojima hinted at or have nothing to do with Death Stranding at all. All we can do is for him to drop some more tease so that someone could possibly figure something out of it as we are pretty damn sure that maestro himself is gonna keep his lips sealed on it and let everyone argue all they want. These days, Kojima Productions is awfully busy with the development of the game while collaborating with the likes of Del Toro, Mikkelsen and Reedus.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Death Stranding Teaser

Previously, Hideo Kojima dropped the bomb on the eager fans on E3 2016 by releasing the reveal trailer for his next project Death Stranding but honestly, many who have seen the trailer is still gazed and confused about what to make of it yet. He returns to take the stage at The Game Awards to show us something weird once again. Yup, he did it again. He just dropped another cryptic trailer for Death Stranding that will left people in chock and awe.

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Kojima Productions have already bagged actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) for Death Stranding. Now, involvement of Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as two other important character has been revealed through the teaser as well.

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Death Stranding Teaser Trailer TGA 2016

Below is the recently released teaser that Kojima have unleashed at The Game Awards 2016 and it surely adds more with the already piled bank of mystery.

We see Guillermo del Toro's character is running through a lot of dead sea life towards a bridge dressed like some sort of official while fighter planes fly over. He has a neurosurgical scar on his forehead and is holding a pod of some sort as he looks frightened looking at those planes. One of the planes flew his way as he headed towards the bridge. Form under the bridge, he sees a convoy of soldiers marching forward who definitely appears odd and they have a tank that has tentacles coming out of it.

Just as they passed by, black gooey liquid drips over the bridge which goes unnoticed by the guy and he activates the pod. We see a baby inside who opens the right eye. Inside the tunnel under the bridge, five skeletal soldiers comes out of dark and we see them all linked with cords to their leader; Mads Mikkelsen's character. By the looks of their attitude, it's fairly evident that they are after the baby and their leader gives a pretty devilish smile.

Right after revealing the clip, Industry Icon Award winner Hideo Kojima twitted two brand-new posters of the game featuring both Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen's character.

So far, the reveal trailer has hinted us that something extraterrestrial is at work here and now this. Looks like advanced science have collided with magic or something very mystical. Since, Kojima shares his likeness for mysterious stuff just as much as his collaborator Del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen is in fact one of his most favorite actors, this one is surely going to turn out to be a homerun situation.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Death Stranding Revealed

When the creator of Metal Gear Solid is about to dive deep to develop another masterpiece and it is from his very own home production this time, you have to have a tough time to hold your sh*t together! This just happened. Former Digital Entertainment president of Konami, Hideo Kojima is back and he announced his return by taking the E3 2016 stage to reveal his latest creation from Kojima Productions, titled Death Stranding.

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Death Stranding E3 2016 Reveal Poster A

A brand-new trailer for Death Stranding was revealed by Kojima himself just to let us know what he's been up to and the game will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Two brand-new posters are also released afterwards the trailer clip was dropped as reveal art.

The trailer opens up with William Blake quotes from Auguries of Innocence about heaven and eternity. Then the shot goes to a frame that quickly moves forward over a dry-sandy beach with dead crabs lying all around. We see giant lizard-like palm print on the sand that is immediately filled with water but no creature is visible. It stops near a naked man wearing handcuffs that blinks and there is also a baby connected to him via a cord!

The man slowly picks the baby up to his arms and breaks into tears of agony. The baby suddenly disappears leaving black gooey handprints on his legs. Marks of a c-section performing is visible in his lower abdomen as he completely stands up and looks up at the distance, where hundreds of dead fish along with a few dead whale are seen all connected to some sort of cords and then there are five beings are seen seemingly floating around as the clip cuts off.

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Death Stranding E3 2016 Reveal Poster B

Upon Kojima's departure from Konami, his fans were really worried if they would ever see the master of mind-bending game-making will ever return. The king indeed has returned and as an added surprise, he brought actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) into the game, for providing voice and appearance capturing to portray his in-game character. Set to be an open-world action game, Death Stranding still haven't announced or hinted any release date.