Death Stranding is an upcoming open world, action video game developed by Kojima Productions exclusively for the PlayStation 4. This is the first game directed by Hideo Kojima and his company after his contract with Konami was terminated. The game will star American actor Norman Reedus and will have a female protagonist. Norman is an American actor best known for his role as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead television horror drama series. According to Kojima, “This game will show a different side of Norman Reedus than fans of The Walking Dead might expect”.
The game was officially announced at Sony’s E3 2016 conference in June. Although the mysterious and intriguing-looking Death Stranding currently has no set release date, we assume it could come out in 2018. While speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, Kojima said the game would be out before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He added, “To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set.” According to IGN, Akira was set in 2019. From this we feel Death Stranding would be released in 2018.
During the event Hideo Kojima described the game’s genre as a sort of action game, but with new and different elements, he also said the game’s online component will be a “different kind of online play than anything we’ve seen before.”
Apart from it’s unique trailer which features the song “I’ll Keep Coming” by the Icelandic band Low Roar, we don’t much about the game other than it will be released for PlayStation 4 and PC. According to Kojima, one of the key aspects of the trailer is the idea of a connection between life and death. Watch the trailer below;
As said earlier, Death Stranding would feature an open world environment and will also feature multiplayer functions. It will be compatible with 4K resolution and high-dynamic-range imaging. Kojima has said the game will be the best he’s ever made, so i guess we will have to keep our expectations high.
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Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was a former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment, and now the director of Kojima Productions, which he originally founded in 2005. Hideo Kojima is the creator, director and writer of a number of widely praised video games, such of which includes; the Metal Gear series of stealth games, and the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts, and he also directed or produced games in other series like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.