Hideo Kojima to discuss Death Stranding at Tribeca this week


Despite the fact that many top games will be hitting shelves this year, it’s clear that one video game is in the minds of many gamers out there. This is Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, a surreal-looking game which was first announced back in 2016 at that year’s E3 show in Los Angeles.

We’ve seen a couple of trailers for Death Stranding already (and still have trouble deciding which is the weirdest of the lot…), but despite the new footage which was seen at E3 2018, few people can still tell what the game is about or have a clue how Kojima’s latest creation might play, as this is obviously a very different game to what the veteran Japanese designer has put out to date, including his famed Metal Gear Solid series.

Thankfully, we’ll get to know more about the game during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which takes place between April 24 and May 5 this year. As reported on IGN, Hideo Kojima will be discussing the game on April 25 during a 60-minute panel at Tribeca, where we’ll hopefully get to know fresh new details about the eagerly anticipated PS4 exclusive.

Joining Kojima will be Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame, who plays one of the main characters in Death Stranding. Reedus is doing motion capture work and will also lend his voice to a character who could be Death Stranding’s protagonist, a character who was last seen in the E3 2018 trailer below.

In the Tribeca panel, Kojima and Reedus will discuss “pushing the boundaries of the video game medium” and their relationship as a result on working on the game together.

Aside from Reedus, Death Stranding also features renowned actor Mads Mikkelsen, and even director Guillermo del Toro, a man who had previously collaborated with Kojima on the Silent Hills video game before it was was cancelled by Konami back in 2015.

And it would be a great thing if Kojima’s and Reedus’ conversation at Tribeca shed more light on Death Stranding, a game for which a release date has yet to be announced but which has already become one of the most exciting PS4 exclusives yet to hit shelves.

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