TGS 2018: Death Stranding Takes the Stage

Come one, come all, to the most magical show on Earth. Tokyo Game Show 2018 is nigh, streaming across the internet for all we unlucky souls who cannot be in Japan on September 20th. While TGS is always the most exciting five days for fans of Asia-based game developers and anime-style game art, the event is especially intriguing for fans of the irreplaceable- if incorrigible- Hideo Kojima.

Taking to the stage with his fledgling solo studio Kojima Productions, Kojima himself plans to give fans another taste of what Death Stranding has to offer. Announced shortly after the cancellation of both Silent Hills and Kojima’s longstanding relationship with Konami, Death Stranding is a horror anomaly. We aren’t quite sure it is, exactly, but we know it is incredibly creepy and definitely falls somewhere in the horror genre. With its insidious ruin, occasionally invisible monsters, and persistent world filled to the brim with decay and horror, it’s a good salve for the wounds of Silent Hills‘ sudden cancellation. It is not, however, marketed in any clear or reasonable terms, with a gameplay trailer but no firm details on its story.

The English-language cast is well known to fans by now, featuring Norman Reedus as the main character. Reedus followed Kojima over from the death of Silent Hills, in which he was also cast as the main character. He is joined by actors Lindsay Wagner, Léa Seydoux, and Mads Mikkelsen in various trailers for the game, while voice actors Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien have been attached to the project via a leak from O’Brien herself. Death Stranding boasts one more crossover from Silent Hills with Guillermo del Toro. Kojima worked closely with del Toro to create P.T., the playable teaser for Silent Hills, but his involvement in Death Stranding seems to be as an actor.

There has been little talk of other-language actors until now, and one of the main goals of the TGS stage show is to introduce the Japanese cast of Death Stranding. With their announcement of the upcoming show, Kojima Productions released a Japanese-language trailer featuring more of the infamous throat-baby, now with 100% more butt. Hopefully, the show will reveal 100% more details so we have more to report to readers than just names for the Japanese cast.

               
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