Norman Reedus Confirms Death Stranding Sequel, Kojima Responds


Update: Hideo Kojima apparently made a tongue-in-cheek response to Norman Reedus leaking Death Stranding 2 in an interview, posting a tweet telling him to go to his room. “‘Go to your private room, my friend’👍😍,” Kojima said in the tweet. Presumably as a punishment, but also as a reference to Death Stranding itself, in which Reedus’ character has a “private room” accessible from various bases around the world.

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Original story: Death Stranding is a pretty popular video game – you may have heard of it before – and pretty good too: “Slow, weird and forgiving, but a real original, and a journey that’ll stay in your mind long after it’s gone.” finished. we said so in our 85% review of the original PC version. (The expanded, “final” Director’s Cut arrived earlier this year.) And now, as star Norman Reedus revealed in an interview with Leo, it looks like a sequel is in development.

“We just started the second one,” Reedus says in response to a question about his work on Death Stranding.

It’s pretty straightforward and hard to misinterpret, but just in case there’s any doubt, he repeats the claim a second time, but not before retelling how he met Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima. .

“Guillermo Del Toro, who gave me my first movie, called me up and said, ‘Hey, there’s a guy called Hideo Kojima, he’s going to call you, just say yes'” , said Reedus. “And I go, ‘What do you mean just say yes?’ He says, “Stop being an asshole, just say yes.”

“Then I was in San Diego and Hideo came over with a large group of people, he’s from Tokyo, and he showed me what he was working on on a game called Silent Hill. ‘ he was showing me, and I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do this.’ It’s not Ms. Pacman; it’s so realistic, it’s so futuristic, it’s so complicated and beautiful, and I was completely blown away.”

And then the kicker: “It took me maybe two or three years to finish all the MoCap sessions and stuff. It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and that was a huge thing, so we just started the second part of that.”

It’s no surprise that a Death Stranding sequel is happening, given the success of the first – in fact, Reedus hinted at the possibility in 2020 – but it’s a bit unusual for its existence to be revealed in such a way. relaxed and quirky. the-cuff, “Oh yeah by the way we’re doing another one” comments in an interview that otherwise has nothing to do with video games. This makes me wonder if Norman is going to get another phone call from Hideo Kojima in the very near future.

I’ve reached out to Kojima Productions and Death Stranding publisher 505 Games for comment, and will update if I get a response.


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