During the PlayStation press conference and the entire week of E3 Death Stranding was one of the bigger games making a buzz throughout the show floor. Just as it should have been. As it turns out though it looks like there was more to it than we thought as Hideo Kojima, and Kojima Productions really, wanted just that. Of course to generate some of the low level buzz for Death Stranding but as it turns out it looks like it was also there to help generate more theories and for people to dig further into the trailer than just watch it a few times.
Kojima is well known for doing these kinds of things with his games and to fans over the decades here but for Death Stranding it looks like just with the company's logo there is more going on with everything than just the surface. As it turns out, unless he's trolling us even further, it looks like there are hidden gems in the trailer outside of Norman Reedus' nakedness. Of course this could be anything from the music we are hearing to the little bits in the trailer. Like that we may have some hidden ghost babies coming out of the first human male pregnancy. Was I the only one who took that away here?
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"Death Stranding will take a little more time to be completed, but the game for me has already started," Kojima said. "I am going back and forth with the users, having this interaction, this connection with the people, this discussion."
"There are a lot of hints in there, hidden," Kojima said. "The world having this discussion about what this teaser means was kind of the objective. That's what I wanted to happen."
The most interesting part of all of this here though has to be the fact that while this may not be an exact shot from Death Stranding, as they are still shopping for a game engine, this scene will play out and be in the final game in some form. This comes right from the source although in normal form it is a bit cheekier on things stating that it could be just the basic look and feel of things and not a direct shot from the game. For all we know this could be some messed up dream that the protagonist of Death Stranding is having and this is what we are seeing. That's my thought.
What do you think we missed in the Death Stranding trailer here or any of the promo materials? Do you think this is just another trolling ploy by Kojima to keep the buzz flowing or is there some validity? Did you spy something most others have yet to see? Let us know what you think and saw in the comments below and then discuss. As more on Death Stranding comes out we will have it here for you. Seeing as full development on the game hasn't even begun yet we are on a fun trip and journey for now. Stay here on the site to continue it with us.