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Here's the best theory we have on Kojima's new game Death Stranding

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Hideo Kojima's new game Death Stranding was unveiled at the Sony E3 2016 press conference. But, well, it didn't make a lot of sense. Or did it? Aoife has attempted to unravel the teaser's many mysteries. Subscribe to Eurogamer - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=eurogamer For the latest video game reviews, news and analysis, check out http://www.eurogamer.net and don't forget to follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eurogamer
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acevitamin (3 months ago)
probably something about the conjuction of different dimensions, universes all into one plane
Patrick P (4 months ago)
Can't live with the thought of "No more Metal gear" 😥😢😞😔 Konami REALLY fucked up BIG TIME !!!!
Elijah Ragland (5 months ago)
i’m excited to see more cinematic video games. i’m tired of playing the same old formula: “kill guys, get weapons”
Iris Mangekyou (5 months ago)
That was pretty good. You missing some key elements. One , thats not oil. Its black goo. Iridium gold? Reference the bible. As black and gold are key words.And there is a pool of between river and another place. The hand prints can represent demons unseen but there. If youve played any other mgs game he talks about lovecraft. When talking about space think about that. Quantum sciences references the key to the abyss. As this is dystopia. The evils are amoung us. There is plenty more. Make another vi of the other trailer ill unravel some more.
Paul Schlemme (6 months ago)
The baby serves as protection against death itself, that's right you'll be up against death (not the grim reaper)
4WesternCivilizaton (6 months ago)
🧐🤫
FennessyMusic (6 months ago)
When you start out as one of the characters and you die in the game, you wake up as a new character with new objectives and missions and so on..mark mui wurdz
lord lucifer (6 months ago)
Kojima is a God I want to make games like him.
OnceIWasYou (7 months ago)
I think the key thing was said in this commentary - "If you've died you can't die again" - why not?
VUXILITY (7 months ago)
The man looks like darl
ChildofGod229 (7 months ago)
This smells like hyped garbage. Hope it's good though!
Voxy Chan (8 months ago)
Los bebés son lindos pero los gatitos bebés son mejores Agreguen los gatitos bebés >:3
tired (8 months ago)
HOI WILL IT PLAY OIT? WE DOIN'T KNOI!
Lil Crow (8 months ago)
You're so damn irish
RS - Ryloth - (8 months ago)
I bet this game will be like no mans sky
Eric Chambers (8 months ago)
trailer was really inspiring, hope the plot is more than the obvious and boring metaphors made here.
Wheres Cardi (8 months ago)
im sorry to say kojima you suck ass youve been working on this confusing ass game and not pt fuck you
Joseph Morales (8 months ago)
Dont do this. We are gonna have last jedi all over again
Adam Albright (4 months ago)
Haha! That's funny. I agree
Vlex GG (8 months ago)
the weird human looking people, are our opposite in every sense of it. there feet are hands they are black holes in human form. beings of anti light where we are beings of light, it was an explosion of darkness. just my theory
Angelic (8 months ago)
I just wanna say that they keep babies in incubators and there have been no women shown in trailers. Connect the two and there's just a thought.
Jo Klein (8 months ago)
Plot twist youre really playing the "baby" and you get passed off to new characters to control
JammyJam (9 months ago)
what if PT was meant to be canceled???????
We Need More Sharks (9 months ago)
Ooooohhh so there isn't gonna be any game with actual gameplay at all. "The Game" are the teasers & people speculating on them. It's a social experiment. Well trolled, Kojima.
Voxy Chan (8 months ago)
The Game is our imagination and we need to be babies again so we can play with it :3
Randré Wright (9 months ago)
Epic!
Bjørn Kristian Hansen (9 months ago)
cool
lauren kane (9 months ago)
They need the children to stop ageing process from oil creatures
DunklerJägerZach (9 months ago)
Lady, you sound so cute. I wonder if British voice acting could actually fit JRPGs if done right
Adam Albright (4 months ago)
Your stupidity is boundless. Her accent was Scottish, not British.
Fantastic Four (9 months ago)
My take on all of this...This game is about the slow and painfull come of death.We use Life to soften it,but to which extent?
Madilyn Mast (9 months ago)
I'm pretty sure I figured it out, you can see some of my thought here: https://twitter.com/NystromMast/status/942716961036947457
Victoria Williams (9 months ago)
thats the guy from TWD i can't wait to play it, i mean like i have to play it
Helljumper425 (9 months ago)
I really don't think any theory is going to be at all close to what Kojima has in store for gamers. Don't even try to crack his code.
GrayishPoppy 210 (9 months ago)
Time slows down when you reach the point of no return...
Kail Habib (9 months ago)
Also, being that there is no "game over" bc ur character goes to a purgatory upside down world, one cld look at it as that being Norman's Death Stranding. That he washed up, either into the "real world" (I use that term lightly) or into purgatory & back out. Just like a whale stranded on a beach & returned? Also, this has *nothing* to do w *MGS* (at least officially & at most metaphorically). U can easily discern that just by licensing. *Konami* still own *MGS.* Thats why they can put it on *Pachinko machines* & do *MGS: Survive.* Its also (partly) why *Kojima* could not use the *Fox Engine* as it was developed under *Konami.*
Adam Albright (4 months ago)
Correct! Thank you! People need to stop living there. Kojima moved on from MGS. You all need to as well
Carlos Leon (9 months ago)
schvahts schíld radius. thats how you pronounce it
Kros7 (9 months ago)
I sometimes wonder what the fuck goes through some peoples heads... especially Kojima's...
Asnawi Nazri (9 months ago)
Its the apocalypse and the last mankind are trying to survive doom, and escape the angels of death sent by god to annihilate human
Kevin Mace (9 months ago)
Excellent theory! Well said!
Lord_of_Lords (9 months ago)
you forgot one of the most important parts , the song played in the trailer "But i'll keep coming", maybe you are right, Sam, as we now know the characters name, cannot die, but simply is in a state of "Death" and can turn back to the living world... but how the gameplay turns out and what exactly caused him to have such an ability i don'T know, there are still a lot of questions about this game ^^
Eddie Torres (9 months ago)
where's Rick when you need him
Vito Jumex (9 months ago)
I think that Kojima will tear down the fourth wall in DS. We(Homo Ludens(Those who Play)) be able to Control Characters in other Dimensions(Universes). A new way to constitute Imersion for the Players. We dont use Joy(Sticks) to Control a Character, we use Wires(Ropes) to another Dimension and the Monitor or Screen is the Window to see what Happens. The PS4(Xbox,PC...) is the Gadget to Enter another Dimension. The Handcuffs are the Direct Link to the Playable Character and our PS4 Controller(Colors for Health Indicator?) Mads for example are another Person who Play the Game(Multiplayer/Opponent). When the Character died we Create a new one(In the Baby Canister?idn:D). Kojima says that he plans a Complete new Gameplay Aspect, and that would be a revolution of Gamemechanics for Imersion and Storytelling. The Story begins when we turn on our Device...Look at Low Roar's "Give me a Answer" Video
eightypuff01 (9 months ago)
I'm afraid this game will be "trying too hard" and end up being only pretentious instead.
Cuddle Muffin (9 months ago)
I think this game will most def. be a Side Scroller/Platformer
Ledd Mettle (9 months ago)
the Schwarzschild equation refers to the Event Horizon of Black Holes Kojima has mentioned that Something is Stranded Somewhere. Is it possible that These beings we see are stranded in our universe? our Dimension? Somehow they've crossed a boundary into our realm and now, having crossed that "event horizon" they are unable to leave? The Dirac equation Implied the existence of antimatter. The "Anti" for everything. When antimatter and matter interact there is an explosion. Is it possible that these beings who are stranded here, are the antimatter equivalent of humans or as Kojima might say, "Homo Ludens"? If we are those who play and those who create, could these beings be the opposite? Those who Destroy, those who impose. Some antonyms of play could be Duty, Obligation, Gravity, Struggle. I'm not entirely sure if there is one "Anti" to play. Perhaps the cords we see in the trailers are the manifestation of this element. Perhaps the interactions of those who play with those who restrain, those who create with those who destroy, will cause the explosion that Norman calls "Our Last"?
Soki Moh (9 months ago)
Kojima:what are you able to spot? Me:.....no gameplay?
JUST GAME (9 months ago)
my theory is that someone maybe even reedus fucked kojimas brains out like literally
Legendary Hero (9 months ago)
Here's my theory, this game is going to be dogshit.
Legendary Hero (9 months ago)
Should have been a movie.
Barney B rebel (9 months ago)
Open world game?
Reggie Mass (9 months ago)
Kojima is overrated.
Victor Nguyen (9 months ago)
I have no fucking clue if this game is about whales, babies, nuclear warfare, or idefk... someone explain
miester rhovanion (9 months ago)
In the end of the trailer it shows that the song playing is "𝐈'𝐥𝐥 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠", By 𝐋𝐨𝐰 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐫. Now if you look in the third row of text, what is the name of the album? "𝟎". The number 0 looks like the letter O. I think that's the main reason they chose 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 song.
Robert Ordonez (9 months ago)
Death system reminds me of soul reaver
Mushroom Head (9 months ago)
This game takes place in crash bandicoot universe
HI IM SPODERMAN (9 months ago)
Surprisingly solid theory
Liam Wilson (9 months ago)
Creepy
風になる (9 months ago)
Im curious if this has to do with before life, after death. Reincarnation.
Hi IM Jollibe (9 months ago)
I love this accent I wanted to be suck by this accent.. Ok im going out.
beckham hahn (9 months ago)
The baby in the pod is your "extra life".
FoolsGold 47.01011 (9 months ago)
Will it suffer the same fate as PT..??
IT JUST WORKS (9 months ago)
All this sounds like pseudo intellectual bullshit.
Kale Oil (9 months ago)
Death Stranding is basically everything David Cage wanted to do, before he had the epiphany that facial animations were more important than gameplay
Gefrier Fach (9 months ago)
Let me tell you my theory on Death Stranding Sorry bout my english im from germany. people are born to go to work. Humans think they have their life in own hands, but that is wrong. From birth on our life is in hands of the most powerful people in the world. We all are stranded where dead is, we never lifed. The man in suit who got this chamber with a baby in it, is one of those powerful people who takes his energy from the unborn child. People who realize this fact will be hit very deep by this game
Dirty Dan (10 months ago)
I pre-ordered a game I know nothing about.
moloko plus (10 months ago)
this is gonna be siiiiiicckk
plaguelock (10 months ago)
Anyone else think that Norman Reedus' body in this game looks too small? That or his head is too big. Either way, it looks off.
Pukis18 (9 months ago)
plaguelock actually by looking at your picture, you might think so because your head is very small for a body that big
Pukis18 (9 months ago)
plaguelock it's just you
Jada Evans (10 months ago)
This was eh
DionisisPure (10 months ago)
I wish this game to be what the Division couldnt. A realistic tactical shooter set in a post apocalyptic world
McLovin VN (11 months ago)
Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del toro presents: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ben Howarth (11 months ago)
Why is everyone so excited Norman reedus is in the game, I'm more excited Mads Mikkelsen is in the game
風になる (9 months ago)
Ben Howarth same.
Jonny Ogg (11 months ago)
whats the song at 00:30 its not part of the trailer, the ominous guitar riff, i wish when people added music to their videos they would add them in the description!
journeymanX (11 months ago)
kojima the kubrick of video games
Ben Waldron (1 year ago)
What is the name of the song (guitar riff ) that starts at 0:34 ps it is not part of the trailer
Feels Goodman (9 months ago)
Ben Waldron I want to know too
Jacob Watanabe (1 year ago)
Norman Reedus' umbilicus is stitched! They had an umbilical cord once, but after for some second, they disappeared.. What could that mean?
yesterda (1 year ago)
kojima is a very narcissistic fucking sick guy and he is so sly and tricky ,he was always doing so much amazing things as like a movie just like this, but at the end of the result was so frequently fucking worst ,and i am firmly believe the audience just acting with this kojima show,I'm had been so fucking tired of this idiot trick
Zolokiniir (1 year ago)
I can already tell that this is gonna be some stupid ass "man iz evil!!1!" pompous arthouse bullshit
Superwholockian Life (1 year ago)
What if in the end death stranding turns into silent hills? Or it's some type of matrix type world? Like Norman gets tricked or something? I won't even try to understand the game I'll get cause I already love it!!!
Ø Parkrr (1 year ago)
Finally a developer that doesnt think their players are dumb and make an actually interesting game
fallenangel97 (1 year ago)
I don't even have a playstation, and would probably be too scared to play it anyway... but I'm still SO FUCKING HYPED for this!!
Tiger Boom (1 year ago)
i know one thing... norman reedus is a badass mader fucker and he would smash that game... yeah
Roberto (1 year ago)
Meanwhile zombies in metal gear
radrando (1 year ago)
Holy shit just noticed that she said VR porn!!
mario lopez (1 year ago)
points of no return...... i think that means 2 things: permanent death or "1 death 1 new begining", that means anytime when we die in the game we´ro gonna have to see something different in the game, like the (sorry i dont know the word) cuerdas theory
Natalie Banks (1 year ago)
it's gonna be a three hour experience where you stack dead sea life up higher and higher and try to reach the floaty dudes
Strange Dog Games (1 year ago)
How cool would it be if this game is somehow connectef to msg series like where the metal destroyed the world and then the skull soldiers we see is actually the parasite unit from msg 5 and they've taken over the world and stuff cool rigt maybe cool just sayin
Adam Albright (4 months ago)
I hope it's not. I was as big a fan of MGS as anyone, but I would REALLY like to see this one stand alone. Besides, Kojima has sounded pretty eager to distance himself from Konami
Pukis18 (9 months ago)
Strange Dog Kojima, if you're seeing this, please don't do this.
Bailey Rosier (1 year ago)
The moon controls the waves. Which could also have caused the life stranding of the sea life in the trailer?
my man (1 year ago)
WE'RE WHALERS ON THE MOON
Dat1Wizard246 (1 year ago)
Buying a PS4 just for this
Russ Wilson (1 year ago)
0:31 Looks like Darryl from Walking Dead.
Dre Mathis (1 year ago)
The handcuffs and the spoiler photos of the cover and both trailers give it away. They were handcuffed to each other. The guy with the long hair got teleported somewhere because it was a life or death decision, or to save the world or something leaving his baby behind which is why he has the time formulas and what not on his neck. The baby is going to have a very strong significance in this game . But eh this is just a theory
ZanarkandRose (1 year ago)
some elements remind me of horizon. corruption, Hades, death of all organic life, eventually all matter of organisms will be devoured, leaving behind oceans of oil due to the machines. Gaia popping out humans and life and Hades purging the world to try again. Parallel world during the faro robots reign. Sylens didn't look like the other characters. he had what looked to be wires in his face and body. Like the guy we see in the trailer.
Patient Ache (1 year ago)
eh; very loose theory but what about a guy who's lost his connection to humanity and he's desperately trying to get it back
RaychelGrace 23 (1 year ago)
I think the stranding part is the "umbilical cord" and it's bring people or corpses back to life via super fast electrons or whatever...and when said dead person corpse thing gets attached they enter the thing that Norman is in and the floaty dudes could be people they're stranded to... maybe
AIDS (1 year ago)
vr porn wut?
G B (1 year ago)
I hope everyone likes my theory! Please read it and judge it! This guy was somehow sucked up in a blackhole and got pooped out at an alternate-like world. He has to find his way back to his world, but that guy from the 2nd trailer will be fighting him for some kind of weird plot/power. He eventually never makes it back but takes control of this world.
Phantom Anna (1 year ago)
I could have seen 10 other actors hired to be the naked character, but norman reedus? he sucks
pathetic (1 year ago)
i'm so glad kojima got away from that toxic suppressive studio of leeches and is now carving his own path, he truly is a visionary and the best at what he does, proof? i'm absolutely, unequivocally hyped af about death stranding and i have no idea why or what its really about.
Fiddy G-Sen (1 year ago)
So death will be re-defined?=Death inside the game means your disk will be destroyed inside your console :D I already pre-ordered 50 game copies...
THEGREATMAX (1 year ago)
Death Stranding - When you die, the strands will connect you to a new character to play as
Kelvin Martinez (1 year ago)
Idea: when you die you get "reincarnated" into a new person. New way of looking at death that he seems to stress and Would also explain why there's a baby in both trailers maybe? Idk
Garrett Haslam (1 year ago)
I kinda think it's about Aliens being stranded on Earth.
Lex Marie (1 year ago)
The skeleton dudes (from trailer 2) are wearing WW2 era combat uniforms, what if it's some alternate universe where the Nazi won WW2 and continued their experiments on perfect genetics. Or humanity is dying out and scientists are trying to figure a way to fix it, thus the weird baby thing and why babies keep coming up. I don't know if that's a theory that makes sense or not. I tried.
Jean Chen (1 year ago)
So everyone who is a kojima fan knows how he likes to tease us, but I just thought of something. Look at the name of the song at the end. It's called "Ill keep coming." Now this makes me think that maybe the baby is Reedus's character and maybe when you "die" you come back but it might affect you in a way ? Also I thought maybe He'll keep coming back until he fixes whatever mankind did ? Idk what do you think ?

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