We don’t know a lot about Death Stranding yet, but we know a thing or two about the masterful mind of Hideo Kojima, and when he told fans to go back and look for clues in the trailers, that’s exactly what the internet did. A user on reddit noticed that if you play both trailers at the same time, side-by-side, something very unusual happens.
Rather than giving us any clear information about the upcoming title from Kojima Productions, this one moment in particular just opens up a Pandora’s box of possibilities, adding many more questions than it ever attempts to answer.
Before diving in any deeper, let’s quickly recap a few things we do know about this title:
- It is going to take place in an open-world.
- It stars Guillermo del Toro, Norman Reedus, and Mads Mikkelsen (who you may recognize from the Hannial tv series), who are in the game via motion capture.
- Despite re-uniting del Toro and Kojima, this has nothing to do with the cancelled Silent Hills.
With an anticipated release date on PS4 in 2019, and a PC version coming sometime after that, we’re still a ways out from Death Stranding and answering all of the questions, but for now we’ll have to take whatever scraps of information we can get and discuss the moment that connects both the trailers together.
Going down the rabbit hole…
In one of the trailers there’s a scene with Norman Reedus where he’s holding a baby, but then the baby suddenly disappears. When played alongside the other trailer, we see the baby appear in the arms of the Guillermo del Toro’s character shortly after.
Since Kojima specifically told fans to go back and look for clues, it’s nearly impossible that this is just a crazy co-incidence, it lines up too perfectly. This isn’t like watching The Wizard of Oz and syncing it up to Dark Side of the Moon, this is the real deal.
Notice the baby on the left:
And now the baby is on the right:
It’s like there’s some kind of weird machine that pulls the baby away from Reedus and somehow “sends” it over to Del Toro. Also, one of the trailers ends by showing 5 figures in the sky.
The other one ends showing 5 soldiers underground. That can’t be a co-incidence. There’s a definite contrast between the two trailers, but we don’t know what it all means yet.
As more footage is released, there could be all sorts of parallels between the various trailers, which will lead to some insane fan theories and guesses as to what it all means.
Right now, we’re still relatively in the dark, we really don’t know much about what’s going on in this game, but that’s no reason to not get very excited. Kojima is a free man now, and doesn’t have to answer to anyone, nor put up with cruel and unusual treatment.