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Remember that time Hideo Kojima hired a Swedish guy in full body bandages to hold an interview with Geoff Keighley? It was part of the viral marketing campaign for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, with some even speculating that the so-called CEO of Moby Dick Studios was in fact being rendered by the Fox Engine, and didn’t really exist. Crazy times.

Well, it looks like Death Stranding is about to take a similar turn. Fans have been analysing the auteur’s recent tweet, in which he shared a screenshot from the game showing a cluster of moss. And they’ve concluded that part of the release may take place in Iceland. See the tweet below, which compares real-life Icelandic lava fields to Kojima’s own screenshot:

Adding fuel to the fire, Kojima retweeted the above side-by-side. This led to a bit of fan digging, and a tweet from the man himself dating all the way back to 2014 being unearthed. In it, the veteran director posted a picture from one of Iceland’s lava fields, captioning it: “Only moss lives here.” It seems that the Metal Gear man has quite an obsession with, y’know, moss.

The plot gets deeper when you consider that Death Stranding has been using licensed music by Low Roar, an Icelandic band he discovered while browsing a record shop in Reykjavík. And if you look at the promotional material for Guerrilla Games’ Decima Engine, which the title is being developed using, you’ll spot a picture of the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach in Iceland.

So yeah, we think this is pretty irrefutable evidence that Iceland is involved in some way. What does it all ultimately mean, though? We haven’t got a freakin’ clue.

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