‘Death Stranding’ Trailer: Del Toro and Mikkelsen Go Full Kojima

Hideo Kojima dropped a new trailer tonight for his next game, Death Stranding. It uh, makes very little sense, and features tentacles, Guillermo del Toro, and Mads Mikkelsen. I’m fucking pumped.


Hideo Kojima brought a new trailer for Death Stranding to The Game Awards 2016, presenting our first look at the game since its E3 2016 premiere. Watch it above to see more Death Stranding, but don’t expect it to clear anything up about the mysterious project.

Film director Guillermo Del Toro, who worked with Kojima on the canceled game Silent Hills, stars in this latest look. In a decrepit, dystopian city, Del Toro is seen clutching a strange device. Inside is a baby, reminiscent of the infant seen in the initial Death Stranding teaser.

Also in the trailer is Mads Mikkelsen, star of Hannibal and one of Kojima’s favorite actors. The star of film and TV has long been rumored to be a part of Death Stranding. Mikkelsen is joined by The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus in the cast, although the trailer’s credits neglected to mention Del Toro’s inclusion.

The footage shown comes from a PlayStation 4 Pro, said host Geoff Keighley after the trailer. Kojima will be on-hand at this weekend’s PlayStation Experience show to talk more about Death Stranding.