E3 2018 - Death Stranding – Director & Designer Hideo Kojima – Developer Kojima Productions – Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment – Writers Hideo Kojima & Hitori Nojima Artist Yoji Shinkawa – Norman Reedus Composer Ludvig Forssell Engine Decima
Death Stranding is an upcoming action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactiv...
Death Stranding is an upcoming action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It is the first game created by director Hideo Kojima and his subsequent reformation for the game's studio, after the 2015 disbandment of the company as a subsidiary of Konami. It was announced at E3 2016 and has no set release date.
Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner are set to star in the game, with motion capture, facial scannings and vocal performances. Film director Guillermo del Toro also contributed his likeness to another character through facial and body scanning. The game's title is a reference to the cetacean stranding phenomenon.
Death Stranding's announcement during Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 has caused public excitement: from the entrance of Hideo Kojima, introduced by Andrew House on the Sony stage, welcomed with great enthusiasm after his "Hello, hello everyone. I'm back!" exclamation to the teaser trailer itself, which generated amazement – especially for Reedus' appearance and interpretation – triggering several reaction videosfrom the public which was widespread on YouTube. Kojima's arrival and the trailer were chosen by several publications to be one the most emblematic moments in Electronic Entertainment Expo that year.
In the period after the shown trailers and basic game information, there was a notable movement among Kojima's fans, which gave free rein to their theories about the game, its gameplay and its plot, organizing themselves in communities on discussion forums. In 2017 Death Stranding was nominated by Golden Joystick Awards in the category "Most Wanted Game" which however was won by The Last of Us Part II. In June 2018, during the days following the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 press conferences, Death Stranding reached the top ten in the most watched video game trailers on YouTube, with more than 4,500,000 views.