At E3 2018, Sony has showcased extended footage for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, a highly anticipated game with an impressive starcast
Hideo Kojima’s first post-Konami game is clearly one of the most anticipated games at E3 2018. Since its reveal back in E3 2016, we’ve seen a couple of highly intriguing trailers which seem to indicate a horror backdrop for the game. However, Kojima himself has confirmed that the game won’t be a horror title. At E3 2018, we got our first detailed look at Death Stranding gameplay, played by Kojima himself! Here’s the video:
A new angle
As Kojima had revealed, the game doesn’t portray itself as a horror title, to begin with. The protagonist seems to be a loner who is intent on fulfilling his meagre delivery jobs in whatever universe this game is set it. We see a lot of impressive environment interaction through his travels across the immensely detailed landscape. We do hear some mentions of some sort of infection and levels at the beginning. Also at the beginning are shots that seem to be representative of the gameplay, as Kojima has mentioned, but from an altered camera angle.
But the trailer quickly moves on to the action alluded in earlier glimpses with the invisible creatures roaming around our seemingly injured protagonist aided by an ally. We learn the name of our protagonist – Sam. According to Kojima Productions, Sam is not a typical hero with an elite military background – he is pretty much an ordinary person with a blue collar job, a hands-on professional.
We get to see the first female characters in the game, portrayed by Lindsay Wagner and Léa Seydoux. Lindsay’s character has been recreated to represent her younger self from her recent 3D scans. We get a new look at the bad guys in this game as Sam enables some kind of gizmo, powered by the strange looking baby-vial we’ve seen in earlier trailers, to pass undetected amid a host of the evil guys, eventually being detected and infected. The game features an impressive star cast like Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo Del Toro as well. The tagline of the game seems to be ‘Give me your hand in death’.
From what we can tell about the game so far, don’t expect it to be an all-out action title either. It might just be more in line with Alan Wake, with avoiding the creatures being more of a priority than confronting them. Also, expect your characters to be eating up a lot of weird stuff!
Crash..boom..crash!!! That's the sound of an extraterrestrial cyborg being knocked down mid flight. He is still not completely functional, and while he fixes himself, you might find him engulfed in humanity's most addictive invention - what you call "gaming". After all, its the only thing that simulates his dimension so well. Please note - Do not engage, not unless you come bearing food.