New 5-minute Death Stranding teaser trailer revealed at TGA

Yesterday, Kojima attended The Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles to accept his Industry Icon Award. But as it turned out, that was not all. A brand new 5 minute teaser for his upcoming game Death Stranding was revealed as well.

In the trailer we see a man closely resembling Guillermo del Toro carrying a baby in a tube around while trying to stay out of sight of an army that has seemed to overrun the city. He heads into what appears to be the sewers, but here lurks a new danger: a squad leader controlling soldiers via tube-like objects. As this man is revealed to be played by actor Mads Mikkelsen, the soldiers are disconnected and released, like a pack of hounds.

Producer Ken Imaizumi has also confirmed that the music was written by Ludvig Forssell, who composed the music for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Furthermore, Kojima wrote on Twitter:

“Received Industry Icon at TGA. Thank you very much. Almost cried. Released world premiere DEATH STRANDING 2nd teaser. It’s running on the new game engine, playing on PS4PRO. Here’s new visual.”

death-stranding-mads-mikkelsendeath-stranding-guillermo-del-toro

“DEATH STRANDING theme’s about the strand that humans will lose in near future. Story,world,character,gameplay,all connected to the theme. Also the game development, our bonds to the people in SIE (dev, PR, casting team).”

kojima-tweet-death-stranding-tga-trailer-misleads

  • Full Options

    Thanks for the update, I did not see the second poster…
    All this is so awesome !
    DECIMA… some rumors are stating that it is either a SP engine or Guerrilla derivation but we need more official details / not convinced so far…
    I hope we’ll get consistent stuff this week-end !
    Other than that Hooray !!! ;D

    • This is a Sucker Punch engine (Modified). If you played inFamous:Second Son you would recognize the neon lights and particles. It does that a lot in the trailer specifically with Red color.

      • Full Options

        I did not played this title so far, but you look rather convinced, so I will trust your eyes. If you recognized typical behavior here and there, then it could be it but we can never be 100% sure with these things..Specially lighting… For example if you use a specific shader on a given engine, and use the exact same shader on another one, the result will be 1:1 the same as the GPU and the shading program are 1:1 the same (so both hard and software running on it). I think chances are high that you are right anyways.
        I guess we will have more official confirmation soon in all cases.

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a489348544fb76a38fb9d1f2f80eaa572ab9d055e4bfd2949d8cb876b5194435.png Got this from the ‘Death Stranding’ subreddit. Again with the theme of sticks and ropes!

  • Barret47

    Fucking amazing!!!!
    Pros:
    -All

    Cons:
    -No Norman Reedass πŸ™

  • Eugene Voldo

    And no gameplay, not even a tiny bit πŸ™
    So what do you think guys? DS will be released in 2019? I mean, maybe it really is a PS5 title?

    • Kojima said it was running on PS4 Pro.

      • Full Options

        Yeah, probably just to shoot it in 4K. Not sure, but it should normally reach 1080p in PS4 legacy mode.

    • Full Options

      That’s normal. We are good for waiting quite long before any samples of such.
      DS is planned as PS4, Sony would look unprofessional if they make it finally PS5 exclusive at some point. They are somehow condemned to pull it during the main PS4 life-time. Even if publishing on both PS4 and the next one, that would look rather goof.

  • Serpent

    Ahhhh! This feeling… I know this feeling. When you are excited about a game and can’t stop thinking about it. Finally it came back. I’ts been a long time…

  • Hey guys, just a small confirmation. Ludvig Forsell (main composer for MGSV) was with Hideo Kojima at TGA 2016.
    I’m sure you guys liked the music at DS. It’s his work.

    https://youtu.be/rQsdLvHvVcg?list=PLstXdGXEYegcaaUpR6or5rTzPrbzdQGxU&t=83

    • Full Options

      Yeah / exact I saw him next Ayako-chan… Gonna rock this thing !

      • Kojima was sitting next to Ken, Ludvig, Ayako and Mendoza, and on his other side Mark Cerny.

        • Full Options

          DA DREAM TEAM ! I was really happy to see him listening to Geoff’s speech like that… A lot of emotion, he was really enjoying it. Justice is back ! ;D
          And the almost forgotten “little present” was a really fun moment… Heard the audience ?? ;DD KO-JI-MA !! KO-JI-MA !! KO-JI-MA !! …

    • Very nice, the music in this trailer is awesome!

    • Jav

      I didn’t like it. It sounds like tpp.

      • It’s not. It is totally different. More sci-fi-ish.
        and TPP soundtrack was great.

        • Mr.Pony

          I would be happier if they went with Harry Gregson Williams

          • Venom_Sina

            Still, it can happen. MGS5 had 4-5 composers on board.

          • Lex Radu

            or Junkie XL

          • The sci-fi soundtrack fit the trailer very well though.

          • Mr.Pony

            It’s not it doesn’t fit the mood, i just want the soundtrack to be as memorable as the theme in MGS2 which carried on trough the series. You would hear those notes and say “That’s Metal Gear”

          • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

            I don’t think a more orchestral emotive soundtrack like MGS2 would be as effective for this trailer at least. It would end up feeling melodramatic and cheesy given the surreal, creepy and dark imagery on show.

            Notice how the music is used. The closer the camera is to the strands the more the music fades in; becoming more pronounced as the threat grows stronger and fading out and becoming weaker when the threat passes out of view.

            The music stands out less on its own, yes. But it works far better tandem with the imagery present in comparison to Harry’s work – at least for the type of project. DS seems to be more of a visual piece like Winding Refn’s and Kubricks work in comparison to Nolan or someone else.

            Personally, I’m getting a bit sick of orchestral OST’s in things that don’t need it. I like it when music is used in less conventional ways, and DS seems to be following suit.

    • Batzi

      I can confirm he was cause he was sitting behind me! πŸ˜‰

    • FMercenary

      Thanks for the confirmation, I was wondering if it was his work because it sounded familiar and it’s just awesome and really fitting for the aura the game is giving so far.

  • Punished Fox

    The trailer is bloody good, beyond the fact it’s an obvious show off of Kojima’s celebrity friends it demonstrates an uncanny amount of creativity and ambition, we’ll have to wait a year to see gameplay and find out if that creativity is justified.

  • Venom_Sina

    I waited for so long to see Hideo Kojima in a different game, a non MG game. Wuth Silent Hills, I thought I finally got it, but it got cancelled unfortunately. Now we got Death Stranding and I’m very happy about that. A non MG game that I was waiting for so long is near us. Can’t wait…

    • Full Options

      LOL + LMAO + ROFL I can’t believe this tweet !!! :DDDD

    • Full Options
      • Eugene Voldo

        he… he really said it?
        That’s really sad if true πŸ™

        • No, he was listing Kojima’s qualities, but it looked like he was flipping the bird.

          • Lex Radu

            He did flip the bird, i think that was intentional, and it’s great!

        • Full Options

          As Nyx said, that was a third bullet point about Hideo at the beginning of the show. Sorry if I misled you… As for if it was intentional or not, I doubt it, however his tone was very engaged… ;D I was influenced by Guillermo that for sure tweeted this big and impressive “finger”-like piece of a tweet. It immediately remembered me this sequence of Geoff… πŸ˜€

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Eh.Dude’s completely biased and thinks his opinions are truth but this tweet is gold.

    • Mr.Pony

      Putting Del Toro in the game, what a way to give the middle finger to Konami xD

      • Machine Gun Kid

        Yea but that Isent 100% yet. I’m thinking del toro was just put in the trailer for fun. Takeing the place of reedus

        • Machine Gun Kid

          Ya kno what scratch my above comment lol

    • No Place For Hayter

      Amazing, thankfully someone with big shoes pointed out the obvious, lol, I really love it when they do, it’s great πŸ™‚ Del Toro is awesome

    • Full Options

      And retweeted this one 4 hrs ago … xD

      https://twitter.com/jodorowskys/status/804788249306742784

  • mcbennet

    C’mon guys wait for a comprehensive gameplay reveal trailer or floor demo

    • Aleezy

      Never! Lol

  • Lex Radu
    • Mr.Pony

      doubt its all five, Mads being one of them maybe but the other four just look like regular soldiers, like the ones crossing the bridge

      • Lex Radu

        Well, if this new Trailer is the introduction, then it is possible that these 4, in future might become the other 4, if they are loyal enough.

      • Aleezy

        I think Mads is one of them or their leader. The other 4 could be similar bosses.

        • Mr.Pony

          If Mads is one of the Bosses then i would expect something less generic for the other four. Either 5 distinct bosses, or 5 very similar ones (like the skulls in TPP) not both

      • Lex Radu

        I Smell a “Krypton like” Plot here, the world is going to sh*t, and Bridges sends the last living “Human” to safety, while Mads plays the Zod role, hunting Norman’s Character!

        • Mr.Pony

          I thinks it more about the baby than Norman’s character

          • Lex Radu

            Well, given the Trailers, the info, and the context…i’m pretty convinced the baby is Norman!

          • Mr.Pony

            But Norman finds the baby on the beach, unless is a metaphor, i think it goes something like “The last pure Human on earth is hunted down, Guillermo dies while hiding the baby with Norman, who must keep him safe from Mads”

          • Lex Radu

            Well, the Baby disappeared.

  • Lex Radu

    Theory & Question Time

    What if the first Trailer is The Ending, and the TGA one is the Prologue?

    • No Place For Hayter

      I think the first trailer might be more abstract theme representation as opposed to the more direct relation that is in this one. But could be, never know with Kojima.

  • Lex Radu

    Am i the only one who thinks that in TPP Skull Face dying too soon, was a sign that we we’re supposed to meet another Big Bad in Chapter 3…but Konami cut the budget?

    • No, that was intentional. It is explained in the guide.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah. It was supposed to give players an ever lasting phantom pain. Didn’t work for me though.

        • It was also to show the effect on Kaz. It shows that his revenge didn’t change anything. Kan remained just as bitter as before, you can hear Mother Base soldiers talking about this specifically. When Kaz killed Skullface, he was meant to find some closure and move on, but he couldn’t. His thirst for revenge and his bitternes had become part of him, and it will not leave him. His revenge didn’t solve anything, it became his sole purpose and part of his identity, and he had nothing to replace it with. This is probably why we still see Skull Face in the ending cutscene, he will always be part of them.

  • Mr.Pony
    • Venom_Sina

      That “misleads” part is a good reason for PythonSelkan to create another 45-minute analysis πŸ˜›

      • Lex Radu

        And they are damn good at it!

      • Gatsu

        Yong’s tweet was funny, I think it was something like “wtf am I supposed to think from all I saw?!” xD.

      • No Place For Hayter

        I don’t know if I really want that, LOL.

  • Batzi

    So I met Kojima last night

  • Batzi
    • Fantastic photo. Damn, you are so tall πŸ˜€
      If you are going to PSX, say hello from Metal Gear Informer community.

    • Lex Radu

      You son of a…We’re proud of you.

    • Awesome!

    • Venom_Sina

      Nice, man.

    • Full Options

      Amazing ! Gratz Dude ! Did he signed your MSX2 MG ?? πŸ˜€
      Edit : ha, not yet it seems… At PSX then !

      • Batzi

        PSX if I am lucky!

        • Full Options

          Hopefully you will ! Good luck mate ! ;D

          • Batzi

            Thanks!

          • Full Options

            I’ll hopefully be in your shoes next Feb in Monaco for Magic…
            Not sure if I can approach, but will bring my PS3 ref tool cover for him to sign it. He knows you… If crowded, think about holding your MG copy high and clear ! You are so tall that he won’t logically miss it !!! ;D

          • Batzi

            Speaking of height, I saw Andrew House and man the guy is very short! :O

          • Full Options

            πŸ˜€ You may try to get a shot with him next time as well (would be hilarious) and of course if you both hold on the picture… xD

    • Gatsu

      OMG :O… gratz brother!!! Such a cool photo, I hope to meet him someday too xD.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      YOU HIT THE FUCKING JACKPOT YOU COWBOY
      Congratzzzz dudddeeeee
      πŸ˜€

    • FoxTamerMGO

      Is Koijma tiny or are you huge? xD

      • Batzi

        I am huge xD

    • No Place For Hayter

      Not just any Kojima, PUNISHED Kojima, lol.

      You are a tall guy, wow, congrats, must have been great πŸ™‚

      • Batzi

        I met Konami Kojima before too and I can confirm that Punished Kojima is way cooler!

    • gRammarnazi

      Is that Mark Cerny behind you?

      • Full Options

        Good shot; he is really looking like him !

      • Batzi

        It is !

        • Full Options

          Did you manage to get the precious seal on your MG cartridge / box-art ?? πŸ˜€

          • Batzi

            No and I don’t want to talk about it! πŸ™

          • Full Options

            Ha shoot, sorry to read that. πŸ™
            Bah, you still have all those cool memories at TGA, that’s yet quite something, Man.

          • Batzi

            Whenever he signs something for me I am not able to take a picture with him and when I am able to take a picture with him, I can’t get my things signed.

          • Full Options

            You may put this down on the fact that you are rather methodical and yet completed levels 1 & 2 out of 3 of your plan. Next mission objective, S-Rank the level 3 as well. ;D

          • Batzi

            Hopefully I will! For now, let’s just try to understand wtf just happened in that trailer!

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

    This theory actually makes a lot of sense:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/DeathStranding/comments/5g1nlf/the_game_takes_place_in_limbo/?st=iw80ga7g&sh=6179ab1d

    Just looking at this trailer in specific, there really isn’t anything like it in games (in a tonal, thematic and potentially mechanical sense if Kojima really does manage to give “give death a new meaning”). I think the closet thing we have to it so far in games is Silent Hill. In other words my hype level is immeasurable.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      I sure got really TRIGGERED by this post.How do you think Kojima is misleading us?

      • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

        ? I uh… I don’t think he’s misleading us in anyway. I think you misinterpreted what I wrote.

        • Full Options

          He interpreted right, he was using Boss words from a recent tweet. Mislead in the fun way !

          • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

            Oh I see

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          He himself in that tweet wrote that he put misleads in the trailer

  • Gatsu

    This whole trailer was just so fucking awesome , so cool and mysterious. Also with amazing music O_O.

    I’m a big fan of Mikkelsen so is super good to see him as villain and that look he makes at the end is so good :D. Also Del Toro omgz….

    I’m hoping to see all Del Toro, Reedus and Mikkelsen in one of the trailers. Ultimate trio. This is one of the rare games I’m sooo damn hyped for, I love this feeling ;D.

    • Full Options

      Also wondering which babe(s) they’ll choose ! ;D

      • Does it matter at this point? The choice will be superb anyway. Kojima so far understand what it’s fanbase wants. Yeehaa!

        • Full Options

          Correct, but you know, seeing the manifestly most marvelous distribution so far, and Del Toro / stuff who is really in this business, we might get blasted by the feminine cast as well !!! ;D Have you ever seen a video game actor crew of such level, so far ? :DD
          Why not babes as well ?? ;D

    • Yeah, the music is fantastic. Thanks to Ludvig Forsell.
      Mads Mikkelsen is just the start… Next step – Kevin Durand. πŸ˜€

      • Gatsu

        yeah…holy shit ;D;D;D

      • FoxTamerMGO

        I feel ashamed for calling ludvig forsselll talentless.. the soundtrack in this trailer blew me away

      • Full Options

        I hope you’ll keep sniping like that because after Mads, Kevin is a very charismatic actor that deserve a lot of big roles !

  • Gatsu

    Yeah !

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Man, people are really nitpicking on Kojima
    1.They think the E3 thing was too short so they want Kojima to either hide or show something
    2.WHEN HE FINALLY SHOWS SOMETHING WITH MORE DETAILS THEY SAY IT’S TOO EARLY AS IT WILL RELEASE IN 2025,IT’S CGI , ONLY GAMEPLAY IS IMPORTANT
    WHAT THE FUCK DO THESE GUYS WANT?!?!?

    • Full Options

      Just forget about them. Late fans that don’t realize it yet.. πŸ˜‰

    • Gatsu

      There are always people whining these days, its nothing new really. Some can never be satisfied lol.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      You can never make everyone happy. And tbh who cares? The best critic will always be yourself and my verdict on the trailer was that it was perfect πŸ˜›

    • No Place For Hayter

      I personally don’t think it actually matters, cant please everyone, and besides the game is far from release so this is what I expect, especially from Kojima.

  • Mr.Pony

    Anyone noticed the sounds of something similar to the Chrysalis in PW? Also a rainbow in the trailer?

  • Full Options

    I know I am asking too much but need something a bit tech for PSX too… πŸ˜€

    https://m.popkey.co/02dc91/8yXzJ.gif

    • Hmm well there still should be some Koji x Low Roar stuff

      • Full Options

        That’s also tech enough for me !! ;D

  • Batzi
    • Full Options

      KO-JI-MA !!! KO-JI-MA !!! KO-JI-MA !!! KO-JI-MA !!! Must have been trippy !!! ;D

    • Ahahaha. This is gold. GJ. GJ.
      You are a true fan πŸ˜€

    • Gatsu

      LOL <3

  • Finally had time to watch the trailer on my computer….damn that shit looks so good.

  • Cartmangus

    Fantastic trailer, visuals and imagery so far has been top notch with Death Stranding. I really can’t wait. Hoping Kojima keeps it light on spoilers with this one, leading up to release, I know I won’t be able to ignore these trailers.

    Not feeling the music, though. Where the first trailer had fantastic use of licensed music, this just didn’t mesh very well. I think Ludvig Forsell did a terrible job with the TPP soundtrack, so I’m pretty disappointed to see he’s back for DS. I’m not saying Harry Gregson and a full orchestra is the right way to go or anything, but everything I’ve heard from Ludvig so far has sounded terribly derivative.

  • SNKtheStampede

    Oh Boys! Oh Boys! I saw it, finally! I must say the thing that makes me more happy is Ludwig at the soundtrack. I mean Mads is fantastic, but we all knew about him. Maybe the rhythm of the trailer is a bit too slow, but the soundtrack is so effective in enhancing the impact of the image. Plus, it is a way to thank us for Kojima-san, so I think he has been particularly generous with this teaser. Now I want more Giger stuff please. Oh, I am not 100% on del Toro cameo, but I am sure Boss has a plan for everything!

    • Full Options

      Glad you finally grabbed your shot at it ! To me GDT looks way too involved in the very core of the plot.. Can be a simple cameo but… He saved our baby… In all likely possible means !

  • proceeder

    Boshakaya!
    Eat dirt and weep Konami!
    Fuckonami!

  • No Place For Hayter

    Leave it up to Kojima to show everything, and yet nothing and the same time.

    Back into hibernation, lol.

    • Full Options

      Heeyyy buddy. What do you think about all that before hibernating again !? πŸ˜€

      • No Place For Hayter

        GLORIOUS! Very Kojima but really different at the same time.

        I’m really interested too see if the game play will break away from Kojima’s MGS molds or if he is going to stuck with something he is more comfortable with just under a new story, name, theme, idea, etc.

        The engine also has me interested, it’s almost like he never lost the FOX engine, lol.

        • Full Options

          Got you, it seems he can really satisfy all of us.
          I trust him, he can’t drop anything shitty. He never allowed himself so far and it would ruin his image. We are there for his touch !!
          Regarding the Fox, we need more details but info is the very nerve of war. Most important is that he know what he wants thanks to experimenting through Fox. His previous employers did not get this subtle point, hehe…

    • Gatsu

      Good to see you ;). <3

  • glasscut

    Thanks kojima stealth confirmed.. I want to Thank del toro also for empathically stating how fans feel about konami and their behavior this last two years

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet
    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      I’m pretty sure everyone knows this.But just shared just in case there were people who didn’t know

  • Xilurm
    • Hm, doesn’t seem to work if you use the trailers from the official KojiPro channel.

  • Mr.Pony
  • Gatsu

    https://www.twitch.tv/playstation πŸ™‚

    Also what a surprise that it is leaked early πŸ™ …
    http://n4g.com/news/1990270/the-last-guardian-street-date-broken-day-1-patch-and-game-length-revealed

    Just wanted to warn all of you from spoilers. Finland gets it on the 7th day lmao, 6th is our Independence day. Who thought it was a good idea to add the same day xD. T_T

  • Biggy

    Damn.
    Konami: hey should we really not have fired Kojima?
    Pa Kent: maybe..

    • Hablais

      It’s the only real answer, let’s be honest here. Heck, I’d do whatever the fuck he wants too…

  • Tom Brearley-Smith

    OFF TOPIC:
    Apparently, Kojima was barred from talking to his own staff during the final 6 months of Metal Gear Solid V’s development. Take a read. Courtesy of GameRant
    https://gamerant.com/kojima-metal-gear-solid-5-149/

    • Hablais

      wow…that’s outrages Oo
      But that is actually nothing new from Konami. Former employees pretty much said those things happen, when they want you gone.
      There float some interviews around how Konami treats its employees.

  • Biggy

    This game looks very interesting!!! I wonder why…

  • Pingback: Ludvig Forssell composing for Death Stranding – Metal Gear Informer()

  • Pingback: Mads Mikkelsen talks about Death Stranding and Kojima – Metal Gear Informer()

  • Pingback: Guillermo del ToroΒ on his role in Death Stranding: ‘This is entirely Kojima-san’s game’ – Metal Gear Informer()

  • Pingback: Guillermo del Toro expects to see Death Stranding gameplay soon – Metal Gear Informer()

  • Pingback: Hideo Kojima and Del Toro to present at Thursday’s Game Awards – Metal Gear Informer()

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close