Norman Reedus Shares Thoughts on Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, ‘Crazy Complicated’

New comments from Death Stranding star Norman Reedus on the game have began making rounds on the web, and famed The Walking Dead actor focuses in on how ‘crazy complicated’ the game is in a positive manner.

Speaking to Metro’s GameCentral in March of last year (the contents of the interview have been under embargo until now), the zombie slaying star touches on multiple points on the game, along with this relationship with storied game developer and founder of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima. ‘That guy is such a genius, Hideo Kojima,’ Reedus stated. ‘I’m like, ‘Oh so they’ll be playing me?’ And he’s like, ‘No they are you. We will make them cry as you.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? It’s a video game.”

When asked about what fans can expect from Death Stranding, Reedus elaborated ‘The concept is so far out into the future. Instead of eliminating everyone around you, it’s bringing everyone together. 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. Guillermo Del Toro introduced me to him, who is also working on the game; he’s also a character in the game. I saw that video game director at the Video Game Music Awards, walk down the steps and they lit up underneath his feet like Michael Jackson and he goes, ‘I’m back.’ And the place is like, ‘Oh my god.’ Like grown men in tears. ‘I was like who is this god – whatever he wants to do I’ll do it. He’s a genius.’

Reedus, who leads a now star studded cast including Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner, Troy Baker, and the formerly mentioned Guillermo Del Toro, in the upcoming action game as main protagonist Sam Bridges also touched on if the game’s trailers were truly indicative of what the actual game will represent. ‘The trailers show you an aspect of it, but not a whole picture of what the game will be. That’s like a whole other thing. It’s complicated, it’s a crazy complicated game. I’ve been learning a lot about video games doing it.’

First revealed at Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, Death Stranding is currently described as an open world action game, with a mysterious somewhat-purgatory environment waiting for Reedus’s character everytime he dies. This will be Kojima’s first game since his split from Konami in 2015, and the first project under the now independent Kojima Productions. While a release date has yet to be revealed or confirmed, the game is slated to be released exclusively on PlayStation 4’s family of systems.

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RUMOR: Release Window for Death Stranding, Ghosts of Tsushima to be Revealed at Game Awards 2018

With the fifth annual Game Awards 2018 show right around the corner, the rumor mill is naturally starting to heat up. With its inclusion of large scale announcements and reveals, Geoff Keighley’s celebration of all aspects of gaming has become somewhat of a breeding ground for rumors to spread over the past few years. Keighley, who has a personal relationship with long revered game director/developer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders), has shown multiple previews for the director’s upcoming “action” game, Death Stranding (no knock on the game, I just honestly don’t know how else to truly describe it in terms of genre); and now it looks like he might be shedding some big information on the game again this year.

In a report first acknowledged by Brazilian site Combo Infinito, the site is reporting that both PlayStation platform exclusives Death Stranding and Ghosts of Tsushima will show new game play footage, and will conclude with release windows for both. The email, which can be seen below in its original state, also mentions that the long in development exclusive Dreams will be given a solidified release date as well. The translation of the original email is as follows:

Opening windows for Death Stranding and Ghosts of Tsushima will be unveiled during this year’s edition of The Game Awards next month. Official release date of Dreams will also be announced.

Death Stranding, which was first shown at E3 2016, is the first game to be released under Kojima Productions since the studio and publisher Konami ended its affiliation and became independent. Since then, the game has mostly been shrouded in mystery, in both its plot and release window, with rumors even circulating saying it could possible be a cross generation game, launching with the inevitable PlayStation 5 in 2020. Sucker Punch’s Ghosts of Tsushima also is mentioned in the previously state rumors, which could align with the narrative of this email supposedly from Sony Brazil.

As usual, please keep in mind these are rumors, and until confirmation from official sources with the companies, they should remain categorized as so. The Game Awards 2018 are set to air live on December 6th, 2018.

 

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