Death Stranding: Mads Mikkelsen Talks About Working With and Being Confused By Kojima

"He's the Kasparov of video games."

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[UPDATE] In an interview with BirthMoviesDeath, Mikkelsen shared a little more on working with Kojima for Death Stranding. Like the rest of us, he doesn't totally understand what the game is all about.

"I mean, you know (Kojima). He's a very brilliant man. I mean ... the stuff he told me? I only understood some of it," Mikkelsen said. "There was a lot of (mimes being baffled) 'What?' I have to see it before I understand. Because with Death Stranding, he's creating something completely new."

The original story is below.

One of the most intriguing parts of the new Death Stranding trailer was the confirmation that Hannibal and Star Wars: Rogue One actor Mads Mikkelsen is in the game. Now, Mikkelsen has spoken about working with Kojima and why he was drawn to the project in the first place.

"Kojima is a master," he told IGN as part of the Rogue One press tour. "He's the Kasparov of video games. He's such a visionary person. [Working on a video game] was just something I'd never crossed before, so it was a wonderful opportunity to dive into that world."

The Kasparov Mikkelsen is referring to is Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

In the new Death Stranding trailer, released last week at The Game Awards, it is suggested that Mikkelsen's character is the antagonist (something Kojima himself later confirmed). And he has some unique abilities; remember those tentacle things? Asked by IGN to provide more details on the character, Mikkelsen declined, saying official announcements will come later.

At PlayStation Experience this weekend, it was confirmed that Death Stranding will run on Killzone and Horizon: Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games' Decima engine.

Mikkelsen isn't the only Hollywood talent in Death Stranding, as the newest trailer also revealed that Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro will be in it in some form. The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is also in the game; he's the playable character.

For more on Death Stranding, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.

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