Since its announcement way back in 2016, we've learned precious little about Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. We've had a few trailers, but they typically provide more questions than answers, and everyone is left wondering what on Earth this game will be like. While this interview with the game's star Norman Reedus doesn't get us much closer, he does shed some new light on how the obscure title is shaping up.
Speaking to Metro, Reedus clearly has a lot of respect for the legendary game designer. "That guy is such a genius, Hideo Kojima," he said. "I’m like, ‘Oh so they’ll be playing me?’ And he’s like, ‘No they are you. We will make them cry as you.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? It’s a video game.'”
Regarding the game itself, the actor does his best to describe it in broad terms: "The concept is so far out into the future. Instead of eliminating everyone around you, it’s bringing everyone together. It’s a very positive video game, but scary and depressing at the same time."
When asked about the various trailers, Reedus says they're designed for fans to pick apart: "[Hideo Kojima] keeps telling me people will watch all these trailers, they’ll come up with these ideas and look for all these Easter eggs, and they have been doing that."
He continues: "The trailers show you an aspect of it, but not a whole picture of what the game will be. That’s like a whole other thing. It’s complicated, it’s a crazy complicated game. I’ve been learning a lot about video games doing it." We can't wait to see what Kojima's been cooking, and after showing the game off to a couple of developers, current speculation is that we might see it sooner rather than later. From these comments, it sounds like it's going to be insane, in a good way.
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