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Sounds to me like Death Stranding is going to be a thinly-veiled response to Trump's America


News by Matt S. 

Death Stranding - a game that many of us assumed would only see the light of day sometime deep into the PlayStation 5's life span, has the surprise announcement today that it's going to be Sony's big holiday title this year; it launches on November 8. 

With that announcement comes a new trailer, which is very Kojima in presentation and tone, as well as some concrete details about the intent of the game, from Kojima himself:

"People have built "Walls" and become accustomed to living in isolation," Kojima wrote in a statement.


"The player's goal is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society... through your experience playing the game, I hope you'll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others."

Kojima's creative output is well known for being highly critical of various ideologies that could be associated with modern America or "the west" - he's critical of the use of war, of imperialism, of nuclear weapons through the Metal Gear Solid series, but from the looks of things, Death Stranding might just be his most relevant and pertinent game to date. 

And if nothing else it looks like it's maintaining its surrealist edge. That will be fun to experience if nothing else. 

- Matt S.
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Sounds to me like Death Stranding is going to be a thinly-veiled response to Trump's America
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