After months of teasing what his next game will be, The Game Awards has finally revealed Kojima Productions’ next game—and it’s the sequel to Death Stranding.
Watch the teaser for DS2 starring Lea Seydoux and Norman Reedus:
We don’t have confirmation of the new cast yet, but the end credits do confirm that Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna will be part of the cast. It also looks like Troy Baker will be coming back after his appearance in the first game.
If you also stick around for longer, we possibly get a glimpse of the main antagonist in the game. My guess is that it could be Fanning, but the body looks like it’s going to be a male. Perhaps it’s Baker’s character? It’s entirely possible he could be playing someone different from the first Death Stranding.
Admittedly, Death Stranding wasn’t met with the best reviews when it released, but a lot of people have been singing praises for the game’s very ‘artsy’ approach when it comes to story and immersion. We don’t know if Kojima will be delivering more of the same with the sequel, but it would be great if this sequel manages to be an improvement that could allow more fans to jump into the world of DS.
No specific release date has been announced for Death Stranding 2, but we should expect it to come out exclusively for the PlayStation 5 sometime in the next few years. I’m guessing 2024 but we would be lucky if we got a 2023 release date.