The sixth episode of “Hideo Tube” was recently released on the Kojima Productions YouTube channel and features an interview with none other than Mads Mikkelsen.
Mikkelsen serves as one of the primary characters in Kojima’s upcoming title Death Stranding alongside The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. Nothing else is currently known of the role the Mikkelsen will play in the game.
Much has been made online of the relationship between Kojima and Mikkelsen. Kojima has often cited Mikkelsen as being one of his favorite actors and has gushed about him years before the two ever began working together. In fact, Kojima has all of the DVDs and Blu-Rays that star Mikkelsen lined up in front of him throughout the course of the interview. Plus, the video’s title even refers to Mads as “Denmark’s National Treasure.”
While the interview itself doesn’t shed any light on the plot or world of Death Stranding, we do get some interesting insight from Mikkelsen on what it’s like to be put into a video game. He talks about how inspired he is by seeing the creative people at Kojima Productions toil away on the game while also being astounded at the scale of the production. Mikkelsen later goes on to talk about the trust that he has to have in the game designers when placing him into the game saying,
Everything is created by you guys. We are there as a base but everything else will be created. So obviously, we have to trust you a lot because we have no idea what it’s going to be. We can only imagine it.
The full video is about forty minutes in length and contains a lot of really intriguing game design conversations. If you have the time, I highly suggest you watch it in its entirety below.