The 2016 Game Awards saw the industry honor one of the most respected names in the industry- Hideo Kojima. And it could not have come at a better time as the Metal Gear Solid creator also unveiled one of his most anticipated titles after being booted from Konami. Finally, fans were able to get a better glimpse of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
And from the looks of the trailer below, the game looks to be another masterpiece. But at the same time, has left a lot of people puzzled but expectedly wanting for more.
So far this is what people (claim to know).
Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding trailer gives fans clues about game
The game’s engine might be called Decima. And this is based on a logo at the end of the trailer.
“Just got told that Decima is the name for the modified Sucker Punch Infamous: Second Son Engine Death Stranding is using,” shared journalist Michael Fortsch.
And since it has not been confirmed (yet), other gamers have their own theories.
“Decima isn’t just the engine,” shared a Reddit user. “Thinking about Decima, my mind continues to harken back to the Moby Dick bait-and-switch back with (MGS 5) but I can’t think of a reason why Kojima would do that again ON HIS OWN GAME.”
Another theory about the game is that it was developed with Junji Ito, who was also working with Kojima and del Toro for Silent Hills. It would not be surprising to learn that they’ve also tapped his twisted imagination for this new title.
Guillermo del Toro appearing in the trailer was also a big surprise for fans. But it was the details that he was also bringing which gave gamers more clues about the game. IGN noted the pin that he was wearing on his coat which had a map of what appeared to be the US. The pin also read “Bridges-United Cities of America” which gives more clues about the setting of the game.
One more coincidental (?) detail that was pointed out by IGN was the similar scar between the baby doll and Norman Reedus. Could this be a symbolism of sorts for the game?
In any case, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding looks to pick up from where Silent Hills left off. An f’d up world which always makes us go back for more.
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