On the 2022 Game Awards, Hideo Kojima revealed the game mission he is been teasing for the final a number of months. And yep: It is Demise Stranding 2.

The trailer above was one in every of, if not the, longest of The Game Awards, and in typical Kojima vogue is stuffed with ambiguous scenes that’ll have diehards dissecting their that means for weeks to come back. In current months we have gotten teases main as much as this reveal, introducing a number of actors who’ll be in Demise Stranding 2, like Elle Fanning. We did not see a lot of that new cast within the Demise Stranding 2 trailer, however we did see a brand new masked man enjoying a guitar, doubtlessly portrayed by famed videogame voice actor Troy Baker. He is mainly Kojima’s Doof Warrior from Mad Max: Fury Street.

Confirmed returning for the sequel are Sam Porter Bridges and Fragile, portrayed by Norman Reedus and Lea Seydoux. 

Death Stranding 2

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Although a lot of the trailer is targeted on Fragile, one exchanged between Fragile and Sam towards the tip suggests we’ll as soon as once more be climbing into the boots of Sam Porter Bridges himself: “It is time so that you can hit the street and begin a brand new journey.”

Taking the stage after the Demise Stranding 2 trailer, Hideo Kojima mentioned that he had truly written the story for this sequel earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic… after which re-wrote it as soon as the pandemic struck. “I did not need to predict any extra futures, so I rewrote it,” he joked via a translator.

Kojima additionally talked about that he has one other mission within the works alongside Demise Stranding 2, which is seemingly extra experimental than what was already one of many extra distinctive open world video games of the previous decade.