In Death Stranding, Guillermo Del Toro is Actually Just Another Actor in a Skin Suit

By Laura Kate Dale on at

If you've watched any of the trailers for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding over the past three or so years, you might be forgiven for assuming that the game stars an acting performance by Guillermo del Toro. His name is used heavily in promotional material, his face appears frequently in shots, and everything would suggest he's in the studio recording lines for the game on his days off from working on movies.

But, apparently, that's not quite the case. While Guillermo del Toro's likeness appears in the game, his movements and voice do not.

According to the above tweet, both Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Drive, and Guillermo del Toro only appear in Death Stranding as 3D character models, motion captured and voice acted by other people.

At least this makes a bit more sense of this recent statement del Toro made to IGN about being a puppet who didn't know much about Death Stranding.