Death Stranding’s Mary Poppins Homage Revealed By Hideo Kojima
With so much secrecy surrounding Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding, fans are always on the prowl for any information that could clue us in to what exactly is going on in the title. THat said, Kojima himself has revealed a Mary Poppins homage that has been hiding in plain sight for quite some time.
While some fans have likely picked up on the reference to Poppins, Kojima has confirmed that the character Lea Seydoux plays in the game is paying homage to the iconic character. In a previous Death Stranding trailer, we were introduced to Seydoux’s role in the game, and we also got to see her holding an umbrella and a bag.
The character of Lea Seydoux in DEATH STRANDING carrying the umbrella and the bag is a homage of Mary Poppins.. 👍🌈🦀🐟🐋☔️🌸 pic.twitter.com/r233MG5GeH
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) February 16, 2019
That’s right, it’s Mary Poppins, y’all! The Death Stranding creator took to Twitter to share the homage that has been right in front of our faces. This, of course, comes as no surprise. Kojima is a huge fan of film and will likely stop at no expense to include references to his favorites in the upcoming game.
As for Death Stranding itself, while we haven’t been given any new looks at the title in a while, industry professionals and friends of Kojima have been provided the opportunity to go hands-on with the experience. According to some that have seen what the adventure is all about, fans are truly in for a treat. The Metal Gear Solid movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts even said that we aren’t ready for what’s to come. Even if we aren’t, that won’t stop us from wanting it.
Death Stranding has no release date, but it is currently in development for PlayStation 4. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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