Death Stranding is still here, and it's still strange. Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro were at The Game Awards tonight to take a look at their new PS4 collaboration starring Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, confirming that … well, not confirming anything about the game itself. But there is a new trailer, and here it is.
The atmosphere is something like Alien – space science fiction horror manga Junji Ito, seeing disturbing and unexplained things that happen to some guys in atmospheric costumes with babies wrapped in jars united to the front. The squadron is obsessed with invisible monsters and spooky levitation appearances. In a moment, Reedus sinks into the bottom of a lake that appears out of nowhere and looks up to see a giant insect skating on or above the surface. Later, the perspective goes down her throat to reveal a baby sucking her thumb at the camera. Look, you should probably just watch the trailer.
Kojima and Death Stranding are becoming a fixed element in The Game Awards. In 2015, the director did not show up to accept trophies for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain but presenter Geoff Keighley revealed that former editor Konami was blocking him from attending. And last year, the newly freed Kojima appeared with another surreal trailer for Death Stranding . Maybe next year we have a release date, or some idea of what the game really is: this year's presentation is likely to spark much more interest.