Kojima Shares Death Stranding Teaser [Update: Release Date And Trailer]
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Hideo Kojima has posted a new teaser video for his mysterious upcoming PS4 game, Death Stranding. Released on Twitter, the video shows the outline of a hand and the words "Create the rope." Some eerie music plays in the background, while flashes of mysterious objects appear as well. A second tweet indicates more information will be provided on May 30. [Update 2: Following a leak, the Twitch stream led to a new trailer that revealed a release date for Death Stranding: It launches for PS4 on November 8. This new video gave us a great look at the game, which continues to look quite weird. You can check out everything we noticed in our Death Stranding trailer breakdown.]
The teaser is hard to make sense of, which is par for the course with Death Stranding. Check out the video for yourself in the embed below and let us know in the comments what you've spotted. [Update: Beyond this, Sony has now updated its Twitch channel for a Death Stranding takeover. That also points toward some kind of impending announcement or trailer, though it all remains very vague.]
No event is scheduled for May 30 where this could be revealed, though a new trailer or something of the sort could always be released on its own. Sony is not attending E3 2019, so we were under the impression that Death Stranding (and the company's other first-party games) would not be receiving any new updates around the time of E3. The company has recently taken to holding Nintendo Direct-style State of Play events, although nothing has been announced on that front.
Death Stranding is Kojima's first new game since his split with Konami. Very little is known about the game, and that appears to be intentional, with Kojima weaving secrets into its new trailers and teasers like the one he released today.
The game features a number of celebrities, including The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus in the lead role, as well as Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro, and Troy Baker.
Speaking to Metro, Reedus said he's never seen anything like what Kojima is doing with the game.
"The concept is so far out into the future. Instead of eliminating everyone around you, it's bringing everyone together," he explained. "It's a very positive video game, but scary and depressing at the same time. It’s kind of a new movie. I've never seen anything like what we're doing."
At the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Kojima talked about how Death Stranding will make you cry.
No release date has been set as of yet for Death Stranding. The game was announced for PlayStation 4 and PC, and it'll be released on console through a partnership between Kojima's new studio, Kojima Productions, and Sony. A recent report said Death Stranding might also release on PS5.
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