It’s been some time since Konami cancelled video game auteur Hideo Kojima’s foray into horror with Silent Hills. The project was released as a terrifying demo under P.T. where players had to traverse a never ending hallway of horrors that by completing certain puzzles revealed a trailer for the actual game starring none other than The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus. On top of that, the game was a collaboration between Kojima, noted filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, and horror manga maestro, Junji Ito, who would have been the character/mosnter designer. What could have been one of the greatest entries in the horror franchise was left by the wayside, and Kojima was forced to go on his own. He came back with a new project from his independent studio, Kojima Productions, called Death Stranding. With the first trailer revealed at E3 involving Reedus, a baby, and nudity on a beach. So, typical Kojima.
But now, we have a brand new trailer straight from the Game Awards with some extremely surprising appearances from the original Silent Hills collaboration. Joining the cast of the increasingly surrealist game are Guillermo Del Toro himself, looking extremely anxious and seemingly trying to evade capture during a war-zone holding a baby in a jar.
And Hannibal actor, Mads Mikkelsen made an appearance as a sinister looking soldier who seems to evoke some form of supernatural power and menace. But that’s just scratching the surface. Check out the whole trailer below for all the weirdness!
Still no word on a release date, but keep an eye out for further details on the PS4 exclusive. And off the hype of the new trailer for Death Stranding, Guillermo Del Toro is voicing his opinion on the original project’s cancellation on twitter. In some choice words, Del Toro has been quoted as saying: