Motion-Capture Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, and Some Dead Crabs Are in the ‘Death Stranding’ Game Trailer
We’ve seen some of our favorite movie stars appear in the trailers for our most anticipated video games recently — Call of Duty, for example, has seen Kit Harington, Chris Evans, Cara Delevingne, and Michael Phelps take up a gun or two. Now, the gaming world’s favorite dad Hideo Kojima has unveiled the trailer for his new game Death Stranding, starring none other than Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen.
The trailer doesn’t tell us too much about the game itself, but it looks wild as heck. Del Toro seems to be protecting some kind of genetically something-or-other special infant in an intensely post-apocalyptic cityscape. And does that tank on the bridge look somewhat… tentacle-y to you too? We don’t have to wait long for Mads Mikkelsen to show up with a gang of skeleton soldiers and some eye makeup reminiscent of his Doctor Strange look. He seems like a bad dude. That much we can tell. And he also seems to have some power over electric wires? Maybe?
Most of the time, when a celebrity appears in a video game trailer they don’t stick around for too long in the actual game, but the credits for this one casually hint at some exciting information. If you keep watching after the title appears onscreen at the end, not only will Mikkelsen be in the game itself, but the cast also includes The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, whom Kojima worked with, alongside del Toro, on the cancelled Silent Hills game.
Kojima’s Kojima Productions has recently reopened as an independent game company, with Death Stranding as their first original project. It doesn’t currently have a release date, but Kojima said at Sony’s E3 2016 conference that it would be released in the year before when the classic anime Akira is set, which is 2019.