Hideo Kojima provided fans with an in depth look at Death Stranding today at Germany’s Gamescom. As multiple videos continue to surface, we are introduced to new characters, while also witnessing official gameplay footage.
The main character of Death Stranding is Sam Bridges, played by Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. While traveling across a mysterious American landscape to bring people and cities together, Bridges encounters various enemies including monsters. The first newly-revealed character in Death Stranding is Mama, played by Margaret Qualley. An ally of Sam, Mama remains connected to her baby by an umbilical cord.
Next, we are introduced to Dead Man, played by Guillermo Del Toro. Footage ultimately shows Dead Man educating Bridges on the babies and their portable vats. These so-called “bridge babies” have been taken from their mothers and placed in vats that are designed to replicate a womb. Bridge babies, or “BB’s,” provide people like Sam with a connection to the world of the dead.
Also joining the cast of characters in Death Stranding is Canadian video game journalist and television presenter Geoff Keighley, voiced by Matthew Mercer. Keighley is portraying a character named Ludens Fan.
Expect much more to come surrounding Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, which is due out this November.