by Paolo Yalung

After years of being treated badly by Konami, Kojima has returned and prepared for us a game to be hyped for! The game is titled as Death Stranding and we’re excited what the game has in store for us!

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Death Stranding is an upcoming open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is game director Hideo Kojima and his company’s first game following the 2015 disbandment and termination of their contract from Konami, and was officially announced at Sony’s E3 2016 conference. It is tentatively scheduled to be released sometime prior to 2019.

The game features actors Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, as well as director Guillermo del Toro, who are portrayed in-game via motion capture. The game’s title is a reference to the cetacean stranding phenomenon.

After a lengthy corporate conflict with Konami as a restricted subsidiary, Kojima Productions subsequently closed in July 2015, and reformed as an independent video game developer and studio in December. Game director and producer Hideo Kojima announced the game at Sony’s conference during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 with a trailer, featuring the song “I’ll Keep Coming” by the Icelandic band Low Roar. The trailer was made possible with the technology of photogrammetry and performance capture. It featured American actor Norman Reedus, who will serve as the basis for the main protagonist. This marks the second collaboration between Kojima and Reedus since the cancelled Silent Hills. The Schwarzschild radius and Dirac equation – relating to the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics – appeared on dog tags worn by Reedus’s character in the teaser.

The story is what intrigues us the most. It is said that the teaser trailers have a connection to what will be the story of the game. A lot of people have made theories for it. Why don’t you guys try it as well?


E3 2016 Trailer

Game Awards 2016 Trailer

Interesting, right? What are your thoughts about it? Share it with us in the comments section down below!


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