Hideo Kojima has gone all Kojima-ey again, posting a new teaser-esque thing for Death Stranding on Twitter, to make us all think. Like that one “intellectual” friend of yours posing existential questions at pizza night; nobody cares, we’ve waited so long, we just want cheese in our collective faces.
I can’t be the only one that immediately thought of the proverb about giving someone enough rope to hang themselves with? Death Stranding’s the rope. Deep, I know.
If you wanted to be less cynical, the teaser is most likely about connection, because the game is apparently all about playing together in some, as yet unspecified, way. Like whales on a beach, if the title is anything to go by. According to interviews with Kojima, it’s meant to be scary and depressing, but also positive and uplifting. What don’t you get?
Death Stranding was announced in 2016, but has no official release date so far, so the teaser could be a primer for a new trailer. The game includes the voice talents and motion captured visages of Norman Rheedus (The Walking Dead), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Polar), and Léa Seydoux (Spectre).