Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker join the cast of Death Stranding

The above image was posted to Emily O'Brian's instagram account before being taken down. We obviously have no idea what kinds of roles either of them will have in Death Stranding, but it is exciting to see some familiar faces nonetheless! 

Norman Reedus comments on Death Stranding

Speaking on the B&H podcast, Norman Reedus had a few vague words to say about Death Stranding, and the kind of video game that it is. It doesn't offer much in terms of actual details, but you can read it here and decide for yourself what you think he means:

“The concept is so mind-blowing, because it’s not like, you know, ‘kill everybody and win the game’, it’s a connecting thing. It’s like the opposite. And, you know, it’s so ahead of its time. And there’s elements of social media in it, and the idea is that – you know, you have so many games, and so many parts of millennial culture I guess, is being alone in a room. And you lose physical contact with people. This is after that and the re-establishing of that physical contact.”

New Death Stranding Details Revealed

In an interview with IGN, Hideo Kojima spoke briefly about his upcoming title Death Stranding, and gave just a little bit more insight into what we saw with the latest trailer. I have put all of the new info into bullet points below for easy reading. Enjoy!

  • Life and Death is one of the themes
  • Players never truly die in the game
  • When killed, players are sent to the "purgatory" water area seen in the trailer
  • Progress is not reset when this happens
  • Sam, the main character, possesses unique abilities
  • The rain is what caused the man in the trailer to age rapidly
  • The rain is called Timefall, and it is very important to the story
  • Most characters in Death Stranding are aware of Timefall
  • The baby seen in all three trailers is the same baby
  • The baby is important to the story, as well as the mechanics of the game
  • The shoulder robot seen in the trailer has a name, but we don't know it yet
  • The robot will also be a part of the game's mechanics
  • The latest trailer is the earliest in the timeline, and takes place shortly after the start of the game