Hideo Kojima presents a brand new trailer for his mysterious Death Stranding project at The Game Awards 2016, confirming the involvement of Guillermo del Toro.
Geoff Keighley kicked off The Game Awards 2016 in style, taking a moment to honor legendary developer Hideo Kojima with an Industry Icon award. Kojima accepted the award in a short, heartfelt speech, and then treated fans to a mind-bending new trailer for his mysterious Death Stranding project, confirming the involvement of celebrated director Guillermo del Toro and actor Mads Mikkelsen.
The new Death Stranding trailer starts off much like the one shown at this past year's E3 event, with dead sea creatures littering the ground. The camera then pans up, revealing Guillermo del Toro holding a strange device that houses an infant similar to the one seen in the first Death Stranding trailer.
Another infant appears in the black water beneat del Toro's feet, floating upstream to a crowd of intimidating soldiers in a tunnel. Leading these soldiers is Mads Mikkelsen's character, who appears to have strange supernatural powers. Judging by Mikkelsen's sinister appearance in the trailer, it seems as though rumors that he is playing the antagonist in Death Stranding are true, though further details on his character are not available at this time.
See Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro as they appear in Death Stranding in the trailer below:
The trailer was met with uproarious applause from the audience. Their enthusiasm was warranted, as the impressive footage was displayed with 4K resolution and was running on a PlayStation 4 Pro, meaning fans can expect the final product to look very similar to what they saw at The Game Awards 2016.
While visually impressive and exciting, the Death Stranding trailer was also confusing. Unfortunately, there's still little fans know for certain about Kojima's mysterious post-Konami project except it features an all-star cast of celebrities (with Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen joining the previously confirmed Norman Reedus) and that it will feature open world action gameplay.
Of course, Death Stranding is still early in development, so it may have been unreasonable expect more from the game at this point. However, fans should know that a Death Stranding panel is being held at the PlayStation Experience event this coming weekend, and there's a chance that more concrete details on the game will be unveiled then.
In the meantime, enthusiasts can pore over Death Stranding's Game Awards 2016 trailer for hidden clues about what the final product will entail. Knowing Hideo Kojima, the new trailer for Death Stranding is likely housing enough secrets for fans to uncover to tide them over until the next time the game is shown off.
Death Stranding is in development for PS4.