New Death Stranding Trailer Details the Character Heartman (VIDEO)
Despite the drip-feed of new trailers and information about Hideo Kojima’s new game, Death Stranding, it remains an enigma. The game’s world takes place after an apocalyptic event, the titular “Death Stranding”, and there are oil-like ghosts that populate the Earth now. There’s also the rain that quickly ages people, plants that die and regrow, and Madds Mikkelsen is a scientist/special forces soldier? There’s a whole lot of questions about the odd story Kojima seems to have created. The character names alone are the right amount of Kojima absurdity particularly Die Hardman, Mama, and Heartman played by Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn. The PlayStation official YouTube channel uploaded a cutscene recently, featuring Refn’s character.
If one thing’s for sure, you can always count on Hideo Kojima and his writing team to come up with an interesting, eclectic gimmick for their characters. Heartman seems to be some kind of confidant of protagonist Sam Bridges, played by Norman Reedus. Heartman says he’s “already dead” and that his soul has left him despite his body enduring. He seems to have some kind of defibrillation unit attached to his chest and is resuscitated to live for 21 minutes before dying again.
Death Stranding has shown in previous trailers a different concept of life and death. The concepts of “voiding out” where the shadows eat the player form craters in the world, and the use of “Bridge Babies” seems to hint that they are needed for the player to respawn after death. If this is a clever in-lore explanation of established game mechanics, it’s one of the best in recent memory. Death Stranding releases this year November 8th exclusively on PlayStation 4.
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.