'Death Stranding': Hideo Kojima Shares New Details

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 02, 2017 06:42 PM EDT

After a long period of being silent about "Death Stranding", Hideo Kojima reportedly shared some updates about his star-studded and mysterious game. Kojima talked about the game's development progress and explains why Norman Reedus was naked in the game's first trailer. It is worth noting that he did not really go into detail about the game's story but kept everything a little vague, according to sources.

During the Tribeca Games Festival last weekend in New York, Hideo Kojima was reportedly asked about the development progress of "Death Stranding". The "Metal Gear" creator told fans that the game is "going pretty well" in its development. Gamespot also notes that the development team is testing the Decima Engine, which could mean that the game is still in the early stages of its development. However, most sources believe the game might come out in 2018.

Hideo Kojima said, "we are continuously doing different tests for game systems, for characters, for environments." He also described a test environment set in New York but confirmed that the game will not be set in the location. It seems that the team is feeling their way through the new game engine and evaluating its capabilities. Kojima was also able to discuss Norman Reedus' appearance in the first trailer of "Death Stranding".

According to Hideo Kojima, showing Norman Reedus naked in the trailer is something that he "specifically had in mind", he added that "I wanted people to see first a naked Norman." He then revealed that the character will be seen in different hairstyles, costumes and equipment later in the game. The "Death Stranding" producer then claimed, "that's as much as I should say today," which continues to keep the game's plot a mystery until now.

When the second trailer for "Death Stranding" came out, fans were able to catch a glimpse of Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen also shared some information about his role in the game, wherein he revealed that his character was "not a villain," as reported by Gamenguide. It seems that Hideo Kojima prefers to keep fans guessing about his PS4-exclusive project until its release.

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