Death Stranding Fan Creates Live-Action Short Film for Its One Year Anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary of Death Stranding, one fan made a live-action short film with scenic imagery that feels right from the game.

By Ryan Meitzler

November 9, 2020

If there is any game that feels prime to play in 2020, Death Stranding would definitely be it, with the 2019 title from Hideo Kojima having officially hit its one year anniversary after release. The once mysterious title from Kojima made its mark as one of the most striking and unusual games to release in this generation, and one fan took to creating his own take on the game to celebrate it.

On YouTube, Raxy (Twitter) shared a live-action fan film to celebrate the one year anniversary of Death Stranding. The nearly minute-and-a-half long video features him in costume as Sam Porter Bridges–the game’s protagonist played by Norman Reedus–exploring various terrain with cargo and BB in tow, alongside a couple shots of him using the odradek to scout out for BTs. Of course, it’s also set to music that would feel right at home in the game itself.

You can check out the full video below:

After years of perplexing teasers, Death Stranding finally released on November 8, 2019 for the PS4, marking Kojima’s first title since his departure from Konami. Overall the game received positive (but slightly mixed) impressions with its unorthodox gameplay and a surprisingly emotional story and performances. Its PS4 debut was followed by its arrival on PC this past summer, which introduced support for ultrawide monitors, enhanced resolutions and higher frame rates, and a brand new Photo Mode to capture and share in-game screenshots.

Hideo Kojima and the rest of his team have also been celebrating the anniversary of the game this week on social media and elsewhere. Given that this was such a passion project for Kojima and company it’s not a huge surprise to see them share the love they have for this project, and for now, we’ll have to wait and see what they might have in store for the future.

Death Stranding is available now on PS4 and PC.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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