E3 2018: Gameplay Trailer For ‘Death Stranding’ Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Death Stranding might be the most confusing and interesting thing in the world of gaming right now. No one is sure what it is, Hideo Kojima has been quiet on what’s going on, and the trailers we’ve been shown just leave us with more questions than answers. The gameplay shown at Sony’s E3 2018 press conference hasn’t cleared up anything, unfortunately. 

Death Stranding is a collaboration between Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima and renowned director Guillermo Del Toro. The game will also star Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. Revealed at the E3 conference, the game will also include Lea Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner as leading characters as well.

Let’s talk about the trailer. If anything, Death Stranding is a gorgeous game with incredible visuals. I couldn’t stop commenting about how pretty the world looks. The video didn’t seem to show us too much about how the game will actually work. Kojima himself has compared Death Stranding to early Metal Gear games, and has called it an action game. This could mean a lot of things. The Metal Gear series is known for stealth, so this very well could also include stealth elements.

So far, we aren’t too sure what Guillermo Del Toro’s contribution will be. We’ve seen some strange and disturbing elements in the trailers, including the mysterious shadowy figures and the baby in the jar, but beyond that, there isn’t much to go off of. The last time Kojima and Del Toro were working together, it was for the now-cancelled Silent Hills. It’ll be interesting to see just how far Death Stranding ventures into the horror genre.

Overall, we’re still left with more questions than answers, and we have no release date in sight. I’m looking forward to what else Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions have in store for the mysterious game. For now, check out the latest trailer below and let us know what you think!

About Matt Stumpf

My name's Matt, and I love all things horror. Books, movies, video games; you name it, I like it. Martyrs is my favorite horror film, and everyone should watch it. I also have a soft-spot for those cheesy 80's slashers. I'm still slightly convinced that Faces of Death is real.

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