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New Death Stranding Trailer Is Very Weird, Features Hannibal Actor Mads Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen joins The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus in Hideo Kojima's next game.


A new trailer for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding was shown at The Game Awards 2016 and, expectedly, it was quite weird. It featured a in-game version of what looked like film director Guillermo Del Toro carrying a baby in an incubation chamber while hiding from the military.

At one point the camera panned down to show another baby drifting in a stream of water. It begins glowing red and the camera focuses in on another glowing red figure in the distance. Soldiers emerge with the black, oil-like liquid seen in the debut Death Stranding trailer coming from their eyes. The leader of the unit is revealed to be Mads Mikkelsen, star of Hannibal.

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Mikkelsen's character seems to be the antagonist and is shown to have unique abilities as he removes his helmet by making it dissolve, as if burning away. He also has tentacle like appendages that connect to the soldiers surrounding him. These detach when he sends them out on a hunt.

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The end of the trailer reveals that Mikkelsen joins The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus as one of the celebrity stars of the game. The new trailer confirms earlier speculation that Mikkelsen would be featured in the game.

Death Stranding was announced at E3 2016 during Sony's briefing. The game is a console exclusive for PS4, but will also come to PC. The game remains very mysterious and we have lots of questions. Don't expect the game to come out soon, however, as Kojima says it's still early days.

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