We now know when the highly anticipated Death Stranding comes out and what it’s about (kind of), which ends some of the mystery around this absurd and fascinating-looking game. But not all of the mystery has been unravelled yet, so we can all still make jokes about it.
After Kojima left Konami in 2015, people wondered what he’d do next. The answer, we all soon learned, was Death Stranding. Until now, most of the trailers left us with more questions than answers. Now we know: it comes out on November 8th of this year, somehow, and it’s about a nation divided by... something, that main character Samuel Bridges (played by Norman Reedus) is trying to bridge. Also, the enemies are called Homo Demons (representation is so important). Yesterday’s trailer shows off more gameplay and way more details about the plot, although the whole thing remains enigmatic and kinda bonkers.
The internet never saw anything enigmatic and kinda bonkers that couldn’t be joked about. The jokes started immediately, and I hope they do not stop before November.
— lily pfaff ? (@spatterdocks) April 13, 2018
— Crushed (@silenttakedown) May 29, 2019
Hideo Kojima on naming his character Die-Hardman pic.twitter.com/MSSNGCEPXj
— Bento (PQ2 is fine too) (@althisguy) May 29, 2019
Death Stranding having two male characters named DIE-HARDMAN and HEARTMAN and two female characters named FRAGILE and MAMA is kojima to the point of parody lmao pic.twitter.com/pEyL2AAOpB
— Nikko Genesis Evangelion (@NikkoGuy) May 29, 2019
cowardly of hideo kojima to name two of the three women in death stranding Fragile and Mama but NOT name mads mikkelsen’s character daddy
— ?alexis@momocon? (@alexisparade) May 29, 2019
death stranding naming the female characters Fragile and Mama pic.twitter.com/sxAeHO1udj
— queen bad soul (@ladygolem) May 29, 2019
Today Kojima will reveal that Death Stranding has been out for two years, you’ve already played it, and don’t know it yet.
— Nick Chester (@nickchester) May 29, 2019
YOU CAN PEE ON COMMAND IN DEATH STRANDING pic.twitter.com/k95N0cNHQb
— Kojima Productions Network (@KojiProNetwork) May 29, 2019
gonna talk about all sorts of kojima stuff in my next video, but just wanted to point out that with the inclusion of nicolas winding refn in death stranding, the game now includes all of kojima's "soul warriors" - 3 people he tweeted about just weeks before p.t. went live pic.twitter.com/tpVChYaBNn
— ? bob ? (@bobvids) May 29, 2019
die hardman and the homo demons is the name of my punk band
— Gita Jackson, Homo Demon (@xoxogossipgita) May 29, 2019
I’m along for the ride on Death Stranding. It will probably make me groan as much as it truly amazes me, but I can’t help but respect a project that is so openly horny for Mads Mikkelsen, and which also has a character named “Die-Hardman.” It’s like Kojima reached into my brain and made the game I was dreaming of.