Hideo Kojima has revealed the latest trailer for his first post Metal Gear game, Death Stranding. The trailer was unveiled during The Game Awards on December 1, after Kojima received the Industry Icon award. Much like the previously released teaser for the game, the trailer demonstrates some of the themes and environments that will present in the game, while keeping potential story elements shrouded in mystery. This trailer also features the likenesses of Guillermo Del Toro and Mads Miikkelsen, with the latter now confirmed to play a role in the main game alongside Norman Reedus. It still remains to be seen if Del Toro’s involvement in the game will go past lending his likeness to this trailer.
Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s first project after departing from Konami due to a tenuous relationship through the production of Metal Gear Solid V. The cancellation of Silent Hills, a project Kojima intended to develop in association with Del Toro and Reedus, drew the ire of both the fans and Del Toro himself. The hype surrounding Kojima Production’s next project was at an all time high following the release of the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid V, making the initial reveal of Death Stranding at E3 2016 an especially unique surprise.
The continued positive reception to Death Stranding should make most gamers take note. The influence Hideo Kojima has had on the game industry is enormous, and both him and his production company have continuously set the bar for how games should be designed and presented. Despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the cancellation of Silent Hills (and the removal of its P.T. demo), Death Stranding is shaping up to be a promising substitute for fans of the developers, creative forces, and game experiences that demonstrate its importance as a visual and interactive medium.
[Source: The Verge]