A second trailer released for Death Stranding during the Video Game Awards finally unveiled Hannibal and Doctor Strange actor Mads Mikkelsen to be involved with the project.
The Danish actor is now opening up about his experience in working with Hideo Kojima on the upcoming mysterious game. Speaking with IGN on Star Wars: Rogue One, Mads Mikkelsen sang songs of praise for the industry icon.
“Kojima is a master,” said Mikkelsen, after which he compared the Metal Gear series creator to Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. “He’s the Kasparov of video games. He’s such a visionary person. [Working on a video game] was just something I’d never crossed before, so it was a wonderful opportunity to dive into that world.”
The latest trailer for Death Stranding strongly suggested Mikkelsen’s character to be the game’s antagonist. This was later confirmed by Kojima himself. However, when pressed about additional details regarding Death Stranding, Mikkelsen declined and responded that official announcements will come at a later time.
Mikkelsen isn’t the only high-profile Hollywood talent appearing in Death Stranding. The latest trailer also featured Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro. In addition to the two, the game’s debut trailer revealed The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus as a playable character. There’s no confirmation on whether del Toro’s character will be playable or not.
Information on Death Stranding is slim at this point. There are just too many speculations and fan-crafted theories to rummage through. That being said, we have been confirmed that the game will be powered by Guerrilla Games’ Decima engine, the same engine which ran Killzone: Shadow Fall and will run Horizon: Zero Dawn.