The latest Hideo Kojima game will be with us in just over a week. Death Stranding marks the superstar developer’s first game away from the confines of Capcom. While this move has meant that he has had to arrange his own funding for the development of the game, it also means he has been able to create whatever he wants. And what he has created seems to be quintessentially Japanese and very Kojima-esque. Well, to continue to build the hype up to the release of Death Stranding, we now have a launch trailer for the game. Clocking in at almost 8 minutes, this is more like a mini-movie. You can check out the new trailer below –

I have to say that I still have very little idea what Death Stranding is actually about. What is clear from this new footage is that the game is full of arresting visuals. It’s not just that the character’s faces look so realistic but the design of the world and the images that Kojima has conjured. Whether it’s the different landscapes, the different items that appear to float in the sky, or even dreamlike sequences, the visuals look like something from an arthouse movie with a big budget. Kojima is clearly influenced by Hollywood movies as he has gathered a cast of quality actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelson, and Léa Seydoux. He has also got two amazing movie directors on board, in the shape of Nicolas Winding Refn and Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro.

This trailer may answer a few questions but it definitely poses more. I mean what is going on when Norman Reedus’ character disappears when Léa Seydoux touches him. What’s up with the enormous character walking through the water at the end of the trailer. And what is up with carrying babies/fetuses in those containers. Fortunately, we only have to wait until 8th November to find out.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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