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Here’s How Death Stranding’s Norman Reedus Met Hideo Kojima

By now, you are doubtless conscious that Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) offers his likeness, voice appearing, and motion-capture efficiency to the online game from Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions. He portrays Sam Bridges, the sport’s protagonist. But how, precisely, did Reedus even become involved with Kojima? As it seems, now we have to thank for that.

There have been variations of this story which have made the rounds earlier than, however this newest — from Reedus himself — affords extra particulars on precisely how he got here to be concerned with the Silent Hill sport that Konami canned, and the way that in the end translated to his involvement with Death Stranding.

“I first met Hideo when Guillermo del Toro known as me and stated, hey, there’s a guy who’s going to name you and desires to do a online game with you,” Reedus tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Just say yes. I said, who is he? And he said, trust me, just say yes. Guillermo gave me my SAG card and my first acting job and I trust him with everything. I knew this guy would be good if Guillermo was saying this.”

“So, Hideo, Guillermo and I were going to do another game, a Silent Hill game, but Konami and Kojima had a falling out so it went radio silence for a minute,” he continues. “Then they came back and said Sony’s back in with Hideo and we’re going to make a brand new game. I was more excited about that, to be honest, because Hideo came down to San Diego Comic-Con and had an iPad and was showing me some of the graphics he was working on which were just mindblowing. I knew it was going to be a home run right from the get-go.”

What do you consider Reedus’ story right here? Is that about what you’d anticipated? Have you seen the launch trailer but? Let us know within the feedback, or hit me up instantly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to speak all issues gaming!

Here’s how PlayStation’s official product web page for the online game describes it:

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“In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam Bridges to journey across the ravaged wasteland and save mankind from impending annihilation.”

Death Stranding is scheduled to launch on November eighth for PlayStation 4, and it was lately revealed that the sport would even be coming to PC in 2020. You can take a look at all of our earlier protection of the upcoming online game title proper right here.

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