Hideo Kojima Reveals Death Stranding 2 at The Game Awards
Hideo Kojima has dumped the cryptic tweets for the real deal, with a trailer announcing the much expected Death Stranding 2:
The sequel to Norman Reedus’ journey had been hinted at by Kojima in multiple tweets featuring actresses and logos that looked very much like the ones used in the original game. The latest even appeared to feature a returning face in Léa Seydoux, the actress who plays Fragile, further reinforcing the rumors that Death Stranding 2 was coming.
Three years have passed since the release of Death Stranding, but little more than two years ago Kojima was releasing the Director’s Cut, the definitive way to experience the game. This brought the title to PS5 and added some new content.
Given the close relationship Kojima has with Geoff Keighley, it was expected that such a major announcement would be saved for The Game Awards. The presenter even has a recurring segment in Kojima’s Spotify Podcast Brain Structure. Geoff had been teasing the game director’s presence for a while now, and he delivered!
Death Stranding 2 comes in the midst of multiple leaks of Kojima Production’s supposed other game in development, Overdose, which still hasn’t been announced. Given that the game creator admitted that he is working with Xbox and Playstation, it’s likely that Overdose is the project with Microsoft, as DS2 is the Sony release.
It’s still too early to tell, but let’s see how the developers build upon what the original game showed us. The unique design around transversal wasn’t for everyone, but those who managed to get into it fell in love with the system. Will Death Stranding 2 be able to make it even better? We’ll see.
The trailer heavily hinted as Fragile as the new protagonist, but Norman Reedus will still be present, as a much older looking Sam Porter-Bridges.
Do you think this announcement surpassed the mind-boggling TGA 2017 trailer? Is Death Stranding 2 what you wanted to see or did you want Kojima to just make something new?