Lots of cool stuff happened at this year’s Game Awards, which took place last night. Sure, Overwatch won ‘Game of the Year’ & ‘Best Game Direction’. Sure, the ‘Best Performance’ award went to Nolan North for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (is anyone really shocked?). Also, as if no one really expected it, Pokémon GO! walked away with the ‘Best Mobile/Handheld’ award (see here for a complete winners list).
However, the news that had audiences glued to their screens was the reveal of the newest trailer for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious project, Death Stranding.
Starring film director Guillermo Del Toro (who had previously worked with Kojima on the cancelled game Silent Hills), and featuring footage from the PS4 Pro version of the game, the trailer opens to Del Toro clutching a strange device as he walks through a decrepit dystopian city. Planes fly overhead, and tanks & soldiers can be seen crossing the bridge under which Del Toro’s character is hiding. The device he is holding is revealed to contain an infant (unborn fetus?), and the presence of another group of soldiers (led by Mads Mikkelsen) would seem to indicate that Del Toro & the child are being hunted.
Del Toro & Mikkelsen are also joined in the game’s cast by actor Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), as we saw at this year’s E3 reveal of the Death Stranding project.
Even with these two trailers having been released now, precious little is known about Death Stranding’s plot, storyline, or gameplay. Questions about the game have been flying around since E3: “What’s with the black ooze?” “What’s so important about the child?” “Where does the story take place?” At this point, it seems that only time will tell. The game’s release date has also not been announced.
I don’t know about you, dear readers, but this game definitely just jumped way up on my radar for 2017. What do you all say? Are you looking forward to more information on Death Stranding? Do you think you’ll be getting it when it releases?