A new trailer for Death Stranding, the mysterious new project from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, has been released and provides us with our first look at the character being played by Troy Baker.
Baker, who worked with Kojima on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, appears in Death Stranding as an enigmatic antagonist that creates a supernatural obstacle for Reedus’ Sam Porter Bridges to face. Baker’s character removes a golden skull mask from his head and plunges it into the ground, summoning a mammoth otherworldly cat-like creature formed of creepy black limbs.
In typical Kojima Productions fashion, there’s very little information on what all this means and how it fits into the broader game. Instead it creates further questions that we desperately want answers for. Sadly, we’re not sure when we’ll get those answers as Death Stranding doesn’t have a release date yet.
Death Stranding began development in 2015, shortly after Kojima parted ways with Konami. The game made its debut during during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, and although various trailers have been released since, very little is known about it. In addition to Baker, Death Stranding’s cast includes a number of other famous actors, including The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus, Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.