Horizon Zero Dawn Hides A Kojima/Death Stranding Easter Egg

There's a connection between the two game developers.

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Sony's new PS4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, contains a small nod to Kojima Productions, the maker of another upcoming PS4 game, Death Stranding.

During your adventure, you'll come across various items that can be traded with merchants. In our time with the game, we discovered a pair of Very Rare-quality items that might catch the attention of eagle-eyed players.

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Both of these have icons that feature a striking resemblance to the silhouette of the Kojima Productions logo. Beyond that, there's the name of the two items, Stranded Shackles and Stranded Figure, that might hammer home that this is not a mere coincidence.

Their respective descriptions--or at least that of the Stranded Figure--may also further hint at what we've seen in trailers for Death Stranding. "This mysterious item is valuable only to the most curious merchants. A battered idol of an infant, smelling faintly of decay," it reads. A baby has factored prominently into our early looks at Death Stranding.

There may be other Easter eggs hidden in Horizon. If so, with it getting into the hands of the public tomorrow, February 28, it's only a matter of time before they're discovered.

That Guerrilla would wink in Kojima's direction isn't a huge surprise. Late last year, it was announced that Hideo Kojima had elected to partner with Guerrilla and use the Horizon engine to develop Death Stranding.

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