Kojima menacingly holds baseball bat after Death Stranding 2 leak [update]

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Death Stranding 2 is probably in development because lead actor Norman Reedus has confirmed he has been doing motion capture for a second instalment. The Hideo Kojima PlayStation exclusive game was the first out of his new studio.

Update: Let's hope Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima and lead actor Norman Reedus remain friends after after the legendary game creators' latest tweet:

This appears to be in response to Norman Reedus gossiping about his motion-capture work on Death Stranding 2, which you can read about below. To us, this seems like a blatant ask from Hideo Kojima to Norman Reedus for a 1v1 in MLB The Show 22 in order to settle who should handle the eventual formal announcement. From the second menacing picture, it's clear that Kojima lost and is now ready to escalate the situation into a real-life baseball game. Obviously, both have cooled off given the happy faces in the third picture, perhaps learning the lesson that all real-life arguments should be settled in a digital sports environment.

Original Story: Talking with website leo about his life and career, Norman Reedus seems to have confirmed that Death Stranding is getting a sequel. This was spotted by Twitter user Nibellion thanks to GamerUPGaming.

Will there be a Death Stranding 2?

When talking about his current project, the interviewer stated that Reedus was "filming Death Stranding, the video game." To which Reedus responded: "We just started the second one." This is reiterated later in the conversation when Reedus says: "[Death Stranding] came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that."

This would seemingly confirm that a second game is in the works. The first title was a PlayStation Studios production — though Kojima Productions isn't a PlayStation Studio itself — and given how close Norman Reedus is to the legendary game director and creator Hideo Kojima, it makes it sound like this is another Kojma-led entry.

"Guillermo Del Toro, who gave me my first movie, called me up and said, 'Hey, there’s a guy named Hideo Kojima, he’s gonna call you, just say yes.' And I go, 'What do you mean just say yes?' He goes, 'Stop being an asshole, just say yes.' Then I was in San Diego and Hideo came with a big group of people, he’s from Tokyo, and he showed me what he was working on on a game called Silent Hill. I was blown away by what he was showing me, and I was like, 'Yes, let’s do this.'

Death Stranding Trailer

"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 finish all the MoCap sessions and everything. It takes a lot of work."

It's worth noting that Reedus has hinted at this before by suggesting he was in negotiatons for a second game. Sony also patented the tech used for the player-altered world that quietly gets changed over the course of your time with it by other players. Now it seems all we have to do is wait for official confirmation from Sony, Kojima, or the Kojima Productions team.

If you are interested, why not check out Sean's Death Stranding: Director's Cut review? I'll tell you, he wasn't happy about getting that one, but he came out much surprised and much changed. Would you want a sequel? Deliver us a comment in the section below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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