Thanks to Hideo Kojima’s Twitter and a fan’s Instagram post, it appears as though the involvement of Mads Mikkelsen in Death Stranding has been leaked.
One of the biggest surprises of E3 2016 was Hideo Kojima taking the stage during Sony’s press conference to unveil his first post-Konami project, Death Stranding. Kojima went to extreme lengths to avoid leaks of the game prior to its E3 reveal, but it seems as though he’s relaxed a bit about keeping every facet of the game a secret. In fact, Kojima himself has accidentally revealed an exciting bit of information about Death Stranding: the apparent involvement of celebrated actor Mads Mikkelsen.
Mikkelsen, known for his work on Hannibal, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange, seems as though he will be featured in Death Stranding – marking his first video game role since 2006’s Casino Royale adaptation. Death Stranding enthusiasts pieced this together thanks to a couple of photos that were posted on social media by a fan and game director Hideo Kojima.
In the photo tweeted by Kojima, a blurry figure wearing a red hooded jacket can be seen standing in the background, surrounded by what appears to be motion capture technology. Around the same time Kojima’s photo was posted, a lucky fan of Mikkelsen bumped into the actor in London, and snapped a selfie with him for Instagram. In the Instagram picture, Mikkelsen is wearing the same jacket seen in the photo tweeted by Kojima, and to add more fuel to the fire, the Instagram fan claims Mikkelsen told him he was in London to work on a video game project.
If this evidence wasn’t damning enough, there’s also the fact that Mads Mikkelsen is Kojima’s favorite actor. Kojima has a history of surrounding himself with creative people he admires, like horror film director Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, so it makes sense that he would ask Mikkelsen to work with him on Death Stranding.
If Mikkelsen is involved with Death Stranding, it’s unclear what role he will be playing. Norman Reedus is serving as the game’s primary protagonist, so it’s possible that Mikkelsen could play an ally to Reedus’ character. However, Mikkelsen’s career has largely been defined by him taking on villainous roles, so don’t be surprised to see him play Death Stranding‘s antagonist, whoever that may be.
With Mikkelsen’s involvement with Death Stranding all but confirmed, it’s clear that the game is going to be a large title with serious star power behind it. Kojima is sparing no expense when it comes to creating his first post-Konami game, and as long as he has well-crafted gameplay to go with the impressive cast, he may very well achieve his goal of making Death Stranding his best video game yet.
Death Stranding is in development for PC and PlayStation 4.
Source: Crave Online