Ok, let’s all be honest for a moment. After two years and four amazing trailers, we still don’t know exactly what the hell is going on in Kojima’s Death Stranding. In classic Kojima style, he’s given us the smallest hints possible, until now, as the YouTube description for the E3 2018 gameplay trailer actually helps connect a few dots.
Who’d a thunk some of the answers to the mystery were right below our eyes?
Sam is described as “the man who delivers” by Lea Seydoux’s character in the E3 2018 trailer. Combine that Kojima’s statement that Sam is more in line with the “blue-collar” working man, perhaps it gives some hints to all the various packages he’s carry around in the gameplay trailer. You’ll be transporting the remnants of the world across the United Cities of America, Brah!! Don’t forget about the Funky Fetus! Sam is THE new age Fedex worker/Father figure!! Kojima, you genius!!
It also doesn’t hurt that the Timefall effects our hero differently, so Sam really is the savior of his world. Another note of interest is that the creatures are the ‘Death Stranding’. As if they’re stuck between the realms of the living and the dead..
To be honest, that little paragraph has me even more hyped for the game. As the puzzle pieces begin to (slowly) come together, my interest for the game only grows because of the lack of answers. If Kojima can successfully make Death Stranding work, we could be talking about this game for years to come.
What are YOUR Death Stranding theories, Brah?!? Let us know in the comments below!!