After a few weeks of teasing, Hideo Kojima’s next project is announced tonight, and it’s a bit of a surprise: it’s a direct sequel to Death Stranding.
I say surprise because I don’t know if many people were expecting a sequel given how the first game played out. And also because I guess people just assumed that after he did something new with Death Stranding, he was once again heading for something new? I do not think so!
Interestingly, Kojima said on stage after his reveal that he had already started writing the story for Death Stranding 2 before the pandemic hit, but when he must have experienced something so similar to what the first game predicted, he quickly abandoned his work on the sequel and it all started again.
Here is the first trailer shown during the Game Awards earlier tonight, who like you may expect, of course goes places:
the original Death Strandinga game essentially about being a postman with a very nice waterproof jacket and a baby in a jar, released in 2019, and was so sweet we saw it twice. The first time Harper said:
Death Stranding is not a subtle game. The mechanics is the message. Make connections, use them to literally bridge the divides. Even as the story turns into a convoluted chaos that would make Solid metal gear 4the monstrous gun-welding redness, Death StrandingThe most fundamental point is not difficult to understand. Yes, it’s hell. Yes, we are collapsing. Yes, this may be the end. But there is redemption in others.
The second time, meanwhile, was with this wonderful video review by Tim Rogers, which is a much bigger investment of your time: