Portable baby incubators? Biomechanical tanks?!
Kojima Productions’ next title, Death Stranding, looked friggin’ bizarre when it was announced at E3, what with the naked Norman Reedus and dead crabs and all. A new trailer shown at Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards proves that we should never underestimate Kojima’s propensity to out-weird himself.
After starting with more dead crabs, the camera follows a man in a suit as he comes upon a mostly-destroyed city. Turns out the man is none other than Guillermo del Toro, looking terrified and determined! As he hides under a bridge overpass, a nasty biomechanical tank, soldiers, and inky-looking jets pass by overhead. Del Toro produces a portable baby incubator from his jacket and the baby winks at the camera. This all of course leads to soldiers with weird ink tentacles coming from their legs emerging from a sewer. One of the men removes his helmet to reveal that he’s Mads fuckin’ Mikkelsen.
What the hell. I really want to see what the game is gonna play like, but for now I’m content with feeling deeply uncomfortable whenever a new trailer comes out.