Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus seem to have struck up a strong relationship through the creation of last year’s hit game Death Stranding. So strong, in fact, that the Walking Dead star is keen to work with him again, and has let slip in a video ‘Autocomplete interview’ with Wired that he’s in talks with Kojima to do so.
He brings it up on two occasions, saying of Kojima that “We did Death Stranding, which was a huge hit, and we’re in talks to do other stuff.” He later said that he’s “talking to Hideo about maybe doing some Death Stranding stuff.”
So what could that be? Well, a sequel could obviously be on the cards, or DLC to tap into the continued interest in the game in and around the PC port due out this summer. It could also be something else entirely, what if Death Stranding were to come to other media somehow? I mean, who better to play Sam Bridges in a Netflix adaptation than Norman Reedus himself? He certainly looks the part.
Kojima has already expressed his desire to work with Reedus again, but has also said that he’d like to try his hand at smaller, perhaps even episodic styles of gaming. Again, these could be set in the Death Stranding universe.
There’s also some fun tidbits about how Reedus got involved with the game, with Guillermo del Toro pulling the strings, telling him to “Just say yes” when Kojima called. That was obviously for the failed Silent Hill project in 2014, but that initial friendship meant that Reedus was on board for Death Stranding as soon as it came up.
Out on PlayStation 4 last November (and earning plenty of acclaim through awards season), the PC version of Death Stranding is coming to Steam and Epic Games Store on 2nd June, with a bunch of pre-order bonuses if you throw your money at them early. In our Death Stranding review Tuffcub wrote:
Death Stranding is like nothing I have ever played; beautiful, heart racing, heart breaking, frustrating, epic, stunning, and utterly nuts. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, and I went to the toilet an awful lot. Death Stranding isn’t just my Game of the Year, it’s a contender for Game of the Generation too.