Almost as soon as Hideo Kojima’s last game Death Stranding shipped, rumors and speculation began to swirl about what he might be working on next. Over the past couple of months, the picture has become clearer, as it seems Kojima is playing both sides of the console wars, making a cloud-native game for Xbox and Death Stranding 2 for PlayStation. Kojima has spent the last few weeks teasing actresses for the project, including Elle Fanning and Léa Seydoux from the first game.
Well, minutes ago during The Game Awards Kojima showed up to give his good buddy Geoff Keighley another exclusive, officially revealing Death Stranding 2. While the trailer stylizes the game’s title as “DS2,” official materials refer to the game as Death Stranding 2, although they specify that’s just a “working title.” The trailer features both Léa Seydoux’s Fragile and Norman Reedus’ Porter Bridges, and a whole bunch of the usual strange Kojima imagery I won’t pretend to fully understand. Of course, hardcore fans should have plenty of fun pouring over all of it.