“I’m back” was all he said as Kojima appeared on stage for Sony’s E3 conference last night. After lapping up deafening applause the trailer for Kojima’s secretive (as is always his style) new project entitled Death Stranding.
For the 0.5 of you who haven’t seen the trailer, the play by play is as follows. A bare bones drum click sounds under an opening quote. We then see a beach covered in dead crabs. If you watched the raw feed from the e3 event you can hear someone scream “it’s a giant fucking crab!” (Fan service much?)
The camera then pans to what is revealed seconds later to be Norman Reedus’ ass and dirt covered body. There is a baby chained to him with a handcuff. Norman’s character, not yet named, sobs and holds the baby which we are not sure is alive or not. In the blink of a virtual frame, the baby vanishes leaving nothing but black sludge in his hands, oily foot prints walk away from him, infant size.
No release date. No plot line revealed. So Kojima. The trailer is impeccable; describing it as chilling would be a banal understatement. Doesn’t mean it will be a good game though. We will have to see but I’m confident it will be a new mind bending, industry shattering IP.
What are your thoughts on Kojima’s comeback after the Phantom Pain in the ass?