The new project from Hideo Kojima has been announced at The Game Awards 2022 and surprise surprise, it’s Death Stranding 2.
DS2 (as it was addressed throughout the trailer) has been teased on Kojima’s personal and Kojima Productions’ Twitters in the last 24 hours with the description “Start a new journey.” The four minute teaser trailer or DS2, which is the game’s working title, also reveals an older version of the original game’s protagonist, Sam Porter-Bridges once again played by The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. Léa Seydoux will also return as Fragile along with Elle Fanning, Shioli Kutsuna, and Troy Baker as part of the cast.
After the trailer premiered, Kojima took to the stage and was interviewed by Geoff Keighley who asked how the game would be different to the original. Kojima was very tight-lipped, but said that he hoped fans would scour the trailer for clues on what the sequel may contain. He also revealed that the story for DS2 was actually fully written before the Covid-19 pandemic, but he decided to re-write the script after it was too similar to the world he found himself living in. Kojima also said that he is working on a “completely new title” along with “other visual projects” that he hopes to reveal more about soon.
A release date for Death Stranding 2 was not revealed, but it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive title.