Norman Reedus braves another harsh world in Death Stranding trailer
The new Death Stranding trailer, featuring The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus facing yet another dystopian scenario, was at the forefront of Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday night.
The game, from Japanese video game developer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), envisions a world transformed by the mysterious Death Stranding. Sam Bridges (Reedus), a delivery boy of sorts, carries with him the remnants of the future as he hopes to reunite a shattered world. It will also feature voice performances from Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner, and The Shape of Water Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro.
The stunning trailer, meanwhile, previewed some elements Kojima has been discussing in years past. For instance, the Timefall rain that ages and deteriorates objects and people upon impact. On the opposite side of this coin are more brow-raising elements, like a baby in utero and that wriggling creature Seydoux’s character pops into her mouth.
Other games claiming the forefront at the Sony E3 presentation were The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man, a new Kingdom Hearts III tease, and Ghost of Tsushima.
Watch more trailers below.
The Last of Us Part II
Now this is how you do animation. The Last of Us Part II trailer opens with an intimate moment for a now-older Ellie as she shares a kiss with a woman on a dance floor. It’s a sweet, tender, and realistic moment that cuts to dramatic gameplay footage with sneak-attack kills and disemboweling.
Everything around Spidey can be a weapon. The gameplay revealed at E3 opens with a trip to The Raft — which Captain America: Civil War envisioned a bit differently — the oceanic prison for supervillains. Electro is breaking everyone out and it’s up to Spider-Man to figure out why and stop them. The character’s other arch-nemeses Scorpion, Vulture, and Rhino also pop in.
Kingdom Hearts III
After revealing the new Jan 2019 release date for the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III with the additional confirmation of a Frozen-themed world, developers released yet another trailer. This one includes more Pirates of the Caribbean fanfare.
Ghost of Tsushima
Samurai warriors are legendary defenders of Japan in the year 1274 until the Mongol Empire invades Tsushima. Now, as one of the last surviving samurai, it’s your duty to fight back.
In Control, from the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, you play as Jesse Faden, the new Director of the Bureau of Control, which a division that researches and combats supernatural enemies. Traverse the mind-bending hallways of the Bureau’s headquarters, The Old House, and flex your telekinetic abilities, unlock new powers with Objects of Power, and take your Service Weapon for a walk. You’ll solve puzzles and combat threats as you discover the secret of Jesse’s past and the true purpose of the Bureau.
Dark Souls creator FromSoftware is developing a new game exclusively for PlayStation VR. Called Déraciné, it’s a story adventure about a spirit summoned by a young girl in a secluded boarding school who must made contact and prove its existence through clever ways. A mystery will unfold, prompting the spirit to use its ability to change the fate of the pupils.
Resident Evil 2
Capcom unveiled the remake of Resident Evil 2 with a new trailer and release date. As gamers saw glimpses of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield’s survival story in Raccoon City, the developers revealed the game will drop on Jan. 25, 2019.