Game News Kojima: Norman Reedus announces Death Stranding 2
Norman Reedus may have just announced a new Death Stranding opus, while Kojima Productions has never talked about it yet.
Responding to an interview on the Leo Edit website, Norman Reedus leaked informationperhaps voluntarily, about a new Death Stranding game …
A second Death Stranding already in production
In an interview for Leo Edit, Norman Reedus responded to various questions about his career, in film, television and video games. During the interview, his experience on Death Stranding obviously came up. The actor’s first response intrigues … About the filming the motion-capture of Death Strandinghe answers :
We are coming from start the second.
Yes, one second Death Stranding is on the way. He had already explained that he was working on a new project with Hideo Kojima in March 2020. We had never had a confirmation of the existence of a second Death Stranding before that. Now that the actor has confirmed it, there remains the question of what the game will be about. Indeed, a sequel to Death Stranding seems quite unlikely, when you know the scenario of the game and its end. But Hideo Kojima has often surprised us, so it can’t be ruled out. But Reedus does not speak of a “sequel”, but of a “second”. It could therefore be a prequel game, telling the origins of what happens in Death Strandingor even a game taking place at the same time as the original gamebut from another point of view.
Del Toro led Norman Reedus to Hideo Kojima
In the rest of the interview, Norman Reedus returns to the process that led him to star in Death Stranding. The actor did not yet know Hideo Kojimathat Guillermo Del Toro already encouraged him to participate in the project!
Q: How did this happen?
A: Guillermo Del Toro, who gave me my first role in a movie, called me and said, “Hey, there’s a guy called Hideo Kojima, he’s going to call you, just , say yes.” And I’m like, “What do you mean, ‘just say yes’?” He says, “Stop being a jerk, just say yes.” Then I was in San Diego and Hideo came over with a large group of people from Tokyo and showed me what he was working on, a game called Silent Hill. I was blown away by what he was showing me and said, “Yeah, let’s do it.” It’s not Ms. Pacman, it’s so realistic, it’s so futuristic, it’s so complicated and beautiful, and I was completely blown away.
It took me maybe two or three years to complete all the MoCap sessions, and all that. It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, it was huge, so we just started the second part of the project.
Q: How does this all work?
A: You walk into these giant domes with thousands of cameras, first of all, and they take a picture, a single picture from all these different angles with all the expressions you can possibly do with your facial muscles — so it takes a whole day. And then they kind of capture your DNA. I don’t know how to explain this, but they… Marlon Brando did it and I think Johnny Depp did it. I did it. They capture your kind of…your “digital DNA” as they call it. And what they can do is after you die, they can make movies with you for eternity.
Source : Interview with Norman Reedus at Leo Edit
We therefore await news from Kojima Productions in the future to find out what this second Death Stranding project is.