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Death Stranding 2 Is as Weird as You Might Expect in Debut Trailer

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Hideo Kojima has revealed his new video game at The Game Awards 2022, Death Stranding 2, a sequel with Norman Reedus & Lea Seydoux PlayStation 5 PS5

Following much speculation, Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions revealed the trailer for their new game and major sequel, Death Stranding 2 for PlayStation 5, at The Game Awards 2022. The trailer is as obscure as the early reveals for the previous game. Norman Reedus returns as an older version of Sam Porter Bridges, who now appears to have a child with Lea Seydoux’s Fragile. After a tense sequence, the trailer teases that Sam will set out on a new journey, in addition to introducing what seems to be a new enemy. BB also makes a return, though that tease comes with some horrific imagery.

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Meanwhile, on Twitter, besides the trailer Kojima Productions revealed that Death Stranding 2 is only a working title at present. The game is currently planned as a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

After the reveal, Hideo Kojima took to the stage for an interview with host Geoff Keighley. He revealed that he rewrote the story after the pandemic because he didn’t “want to predict any more futures.” He also revealed that he’s experimenting with another game, which is expected to be Xbox exclusive Overdose.

Norman Reedus kind of already spilled the beans that this sequel was in development earlier in the year, yet the game still came as a slight surprise tonight.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.