Based on the cryptic and eerie teaser clips starring Mads Mikkelsen, Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus it's easy to think Death Stranding will be some dark alter-reality story with horror themes. But Hideo Kojima says his new creation won't actually be a haunting journey in the darkness of his mind--in fact it'll have a little humor.
Death Stranding might be one of the most unique-looking games I've seen in a long time...but we haven't actually seen any real gameplay footage for it. Alas I'm intrigued, and I think a lot of people feel the same way. According to Hideo Kojima, who's new studio Kojima Productions has found a home at Sony Interactive Entertainment, the main reason for the teasers was to show us something that breaks the mold and makes us think. But don't expect it to be a horror game--it'll be a "different kind of game than we're used to" with action elements thrown into the mix.
"I don't have a dark mindset in particular. Death Stranding is not a horror game. I just wanted to make something that looks very unique, something you haven't seen before, something with a more artistic slant to it. I'm not pursuing a dark aspect to the game," Kojima said in a recent interview with Glixel.