While Death Stranding 2 comes as no surprise, actor Norman Reedus finally said outright in May that he would appear in the sequel. Now we have official confirmation and the first trailer for the game. More importantly, the trailer confirms that the sequel will continue the tradition of a series that is completely weird.
I’ll do an equally good job of detailing what’s going on in the revealed Death Stranding 2 trailer, but you can just watch it for yourself. Below, but in brief: men in red armor that look like worms break into the cave, and Lea Seydoux escapes from them on an electric unicycle. She is shot and we see the baby crying black tears in the womb. Then white-haired Norman Reedus climbs the stairs and watches the flying ship emerge from the lake of ink.
If that didn’t paint a good enough picture for you, I think you can watch the trailer:
I’ve been playing all of Death Stranding, but I’ll admit it’s a bit of a blur. Blitzing campaigns for 40 straight hours to prepare for reviews, the information you learn slips out of your head as quickly as it came in. So in terms of how this trailer connects to the events of the previous game, aside from seeing returning characters, nothing jumps out right away.
The story at the end of Death Stranding has closed the loop in terms of getting Mads Mikkelsen’s character full story arc, and his absence from the Death Stranding 2 trailer may suggest he won’t be returning. Perhaps instead we will focus on Sam rebuilding America, who has now built a network of ridges running from coast to coast.
The only thing we can be sure of is that Hideo Kojima will deliver something weird AF.