DEATH STRANDING

Here comes a new chal­lenger in Death Stranding

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - CONTENT -

If you thought good old Koj had run out of friends, then we’re sorry to say you don’t know Mr Hideo Ko­jima very well. Just when you think Death Stranding’s cast couldn’t get more in­ter­est­ing, some­one else ap­pears. Maybe it’s be­cause he was the mas­ter­mind be­hind Me­tal Gear be­fore leav­ing to form his self-ti­tled stu­dio Ko­jima Pro­duc­tions with Sony; maybe it’s the pu­rity of his love of Mads Mikkelsen (see his Twit­ter for re­ceipts). Ei­ther way, the au­teur’s beloved.

Tom­mie Earl Jenk­ins joins the cast as an un­named skull-faced char­ac­ter, along­side Troy Baker (Sam Drake in Un­charted, and Ocelot in MGS V), an also-mys­te­ri­ous man in a golden mask, who was the cen­tre of the most re­cent trailer. Seem­ingly an an­tag­o­nist, he seems to be caus­ing trou­ble for Sam Bridges (main man Nor­man Ree­dus’ char­ac­ter). Sam is in­ter­rupted by this stranger while car­ry­ing some­one on his back, and it seems the golden-faced man wants to get in Sam’s way. Tak­ing off his mask, he’s able to chan­nel some of the world’s sin­is­ter dark en­ergy into it to sum­mon some sort of gi­ant, golden-masked ooze lion that, in his words, “looks hun­gry”. Both the stranger and Sam’s suits beep fu­ri­ously at the mon­ster, though it ap­pears to be dif­fer­ent to the in­vis­i­ble crea­tures we’ve glimpsed so far. Just what else hides in this hid­den realm just out of sight?

Be­fore he dis­ap­pears, the stranger tells Sam the only way to sur­vive is to avoid get­ting eaten. Next, cue some game­play (we hope) where Sam will do just that – but quite how, we’re left to won­der.

THE STRANGER IS ABLE TO CHAN­NEL THE WORLD’S DARK EN­ERGY.

Who else could be pop up in this all-star game? Give us your thoughts @OPM_UK.

As well as avoid­ing creepy in­vis­i­ble crea­tures, it seems you’ll have to avoid ones you can see too.

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