After its debut at E3 2016, no more footage of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding has been revealed, but this changed today during the ceremony for The Game Awards held in Los Angeles.
With Kojima-san receiving the Industry Icon Award during the show, a peek on the still mysterious new game was inevitable, and in fact we got one.
You can check the video out at the bottom of the post, starring Mads Mikkelsen, and with a surprise appearance by a character looking like Guillermo Del Toro. Interestingly, only Mikkelsen officially appears in the the ending credits, but the resemblance of the other character with Del Toro is definitely striking. This might just be another of Hideo Kojima’s mysteries.
Update: Kojima-san confirmed on Twitter that the character in the suit is indeed Guillermo Del Toro. The reason why he wasn’t named in the credits remains unsaid.
The video was showcased running in real time in 4K on PS4 pro, and it looked absolutely fantastic, not to mention really, really creepy.
Kojima-san has been dropping cryptic hints about Death Stranding for quite a while, while he built up his new Kojima Productions studio with his former colleagues from the time at Konami, Yoji Shinkawa and Kenichiro Imaizumi.
This certainly isn’t the last we see or hear about the game in the short-term, as Hideo Kojima will host a dedicated panel at PlayStation Experience on Saturday.
Update: the stand-alone version of the trailer was released, and you can check it out below.