Hideo Kojima recently shared a new teaser for Death Stranding, while Kojima Productions hinted more information about the game will arrive on May 29. The enigmatic video game is the first by Hideo Kojima since his controversial departure from Konami. That fact, along with the game's high-profile celebrity cast, makes it one of the most highly anticipated titles of the decade.
Kojima first announced Death Stranding at the E3 Sony press conference in 2016. At the time, all anyone knew about the game is that it starred The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and that it featured some bizarre imagery, including a newborn baby, a black oil-like substance and dead marine animals on a beach. In true enigmatic fashion, Kojima Productions continued to release Death Stranding teasers and trailers, with each announcement including even more weird and mysterious details. No one in the industry seems to know what the game is about, although trailers suggest that it could have elements of alternate dimensions. In addition to Reedus, the game also features the talents of Mads Mikkelsen, Lindsay Wagner and Guillermo del Toro.
A new Death Stranding teaser posted by Kojima on Twitter will continue to have gamers scratching their heads. The teaser features a hand and the phrase "create the rope." A second tweet from his studio, Kojima Productions, promises more details on the title on May 29 reiterating the "create the rope" motto.
The phrase "create the rope" could refer to Kojima's previous comments about how Death Stranding is about the connection between life and death. Kojima once referenced a short story by Kobo Abe as inspiration for the game. That story looked at the first two tools created by humans: a stick and a rope. Kojima suggested that the rope in that story is sort of like what people will use to communicate within his game. He continues to stress the importance of connection within the game, with Death Stranding possibly having MMO elements, although it is likely something else altogether.
Kojima recently admitted that the development of Death Stranding is taking slightly longer than anticipated. However, many in the industry still believe a 2019 release date is possible. Could that release date be officially announced on May 29? There are scores of players looking forward to seeing what kind of wonderfully strange and creative title Kojima has created without the dark cloud of Konami hanging over his head, so here's hoping that players will know when they can get their hands on Death Stranding soon.