Although Death Stranding 2 is no surprise, actor Norman Reedus immediately said in May that he would appear in a sequel. But we now have the official confirmation and the first trailer for the game. More importantly, the trailer confirms that the sequel will continue the series’ tradition of being utterly weird.
I’ll just as well describe what happens in the Death Stranding 2 reveal trailer, but you might just want to check it out for yourself. You can find it below, but briefly: men in red armor that look like insects break into a cave, and Lea Seydoux flees from them on an electric unicycle. She is shot and we see a baby crying black tears in a womb. Then a white-haired Norman Reedus climbs a flight of stairs and sees a flying ship rising from a lake of ink.
If that didn’t provide a good enough image for you, I think you could check out the trailer:
I’ve played all of Death Stranding, but I must confess it’s a little blurry. If you’re blitzing a campaign in 40 straight hours to prepare for a review, the information you learn often falls out of your head as quickly as it went into it. So, in terms of how this trailer ties into the events of the previous game, other than seeing returning characters, nothing really stands out.
The story at the end of Death Stranding came full circle, in terms of getting the full thread on Mads Mikkelsen’s character, and his absence from the Death Stranding 2 trailer could suggest he won’t be returning. So maybe the focus will instead be on Sam rebuilding America, having now built a beach network that runs coast to coast?
The only thing we can be sure of is that Hideo Kojima will deliver something weird AF.