Hi guys, let’s talk some more E3 stuff. And let me tell you… this one’s a doozy.
So we now know what Kojima has been up to since he was let go from Konami to then start his own company. Before we move on to the trailer itself, let’s discuss Kojima. For those of you who don’t know, Hideo Kojima is a man who has been making games for many years. He is most known for the “Metal Gear” franchise, which is a franchise that I am a fan of, whether it is “Solid” or “Rising”, doesn’t matter… just get me my “Metal Gear”. Now, before he was more or less fired from Konami, he was working on the next game in the “Silent Hill” franchise… titled “Silent Hills”. Now this was every exciting for a few reasons. The first one was of course because he had made so many games that were beloved by millions of people. The second one was because of a demo of “Silent Hills” (titled “P.T.” which is short for “Playable Teaser”) that got released and received massive praise for being scary as shit. And the third reason is the most exciting, because he had teamed up with (Get this) Norman Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro to make this game. Del Toro and Kojima would be directing and Reedus would star. As a huge nerd of most mediums, this combination of people was amazing to know about. Then Kojima was let go, Del Toro and Reedus left the project and Konami scrapped it all together. But now Kojima is back on track with his very own company (no longer under the claws of Konami) to make his very own stuff. And finally we got a trailer for his company’s very first project… *Big exhale*. That was a lot of text to introduce this shit.
I don’t know how to summarize this trailer in a few words, so I will go through it and talk about what the fuck can be seen. So it starts on sand and there are dead things all around, nothing too odd there. We pan across the sand which starts getting handprints put in it, and in the prints a black liquid emerges (now we’re getting weird). This continues for a little bit while we pan over to then see a naked man (Have fun, ladies) laying down on the sand which turns out ot be a beach. As we continue panning we get to see the face of this naked man, who turns out to be *Drum roll, please*… Norman Reedus. No, I’m not kidding, it’s Norman fucking Reedus, naked on a beach filled with dead things. Anyway, we then pan a little more to reveal a very tiny baby with an uncut umbilical cord which Norman then proceeds to pick up and hold close to him. He cries a little, then the baby disappears and his hands are covered in black liquid. Then black (baby-sized) handprints start appearing on his leg. Then Norman stands up and looks out over the ocean, and as it cuts we get a wide shot of the beach which is filled with dead fish, whales and some weird things in the sky. Oh yeah, also naked, CG Norman Reedus. Then we get the credits “A Hideo Kojima Game”, now we know the director. “Norman Reedus”, now we know who stars. And then we finally get the title… “Death Stranding”. The title might help to explain some of the stuff we see, because it’s definitely a beach, like he has been stranded. And the “Death” part of it might explain the weird visuals. Hideo Kojima has never been a stranger to weird and cryptic stuff in his games before (just have a look at most things in “MGS”), but this damn thing takes the fucking cake. I don’t know what’s going on, but I am definitely intrigued and will definitely have my eye out for anything else relating to it.
What do you guys think? Are you intiruged by the trailer? Are you looking forward to this game? Leave any and all answers in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy(?) the trailer.