Kojima Productions revealed one other trailer for its Demise Stranding sequel, Demise Stranding 2 On The Seaside, through the January 31 Ps State of Play. Kojima Productions’ founder—online game auteur and nascent watchmaker Hideo Kojima—first debuted the sequel at last year’s Game Awards.
Within the new trailer, we see characters from the previous recreation exploring a big, new ship. As soon as once more we see Sam (performed by The Strolling Useless’s steely-eyed Norman Reedus) serving to to reconnect folks collectively. And this time he has a bizarre little speaking puppet…man? Who’s animated in stop-motion model? I don’t know. I’m simply excited to ship extra packages once more.
“Humanity continues to be in peril. Nonetheless on the point of extinction,” says Fragile from the primary recreation. Issues aren’t going properly for the planet it appears. And now Sam is working with a brand new group that helps folks outdoors of the United Cities of America (UCA). This new group known as Drawbridge.
Demise Stranding 2 continues Sam’s story with Final of Us voice actor Troy Baker reprising his function as antagonist Higgs Monaghan, alongside newcomer to the sequence, The Nice’s Elle Fanning. Higgs is again from dying to get revenge on those that killed him. And he appears to be like like he’s in a Kiss cowl band, too. Which is enjoyable. That is all very enjoyable.
Gamers spent hours watching protagonist Sam and his hunched again, weighed down by heavy packages, within the authentic Demise Stranding, however that doesn’t make it an easy-to-summarize commentary on the gig economic system. Kojima’s 2019 open-world motion recreation—his first launch after 2015’s Metallic Gear Stable V: The Phantom Ache, and Kojima Productions’ first title ever—was a cargo-laden epic that Harper Jay, in a Kotaku assessment, mentioned “is breathtaking in scope, persistently clever in design, and delightful to behold.”
“Demise Stranding is about in an alternate future the place a cataclysmic occasion referred to as the Demise Stranding has devastated a lot of the world,” Harper wrote. “The world has been fractured into a number of remaining cities and pioneer outposts. Connecting them are supply companies, staffed by porters who courageous the expansive waste and sneak by [enemy-infested] territory to deliver important provides to the disjointed smattering of humanity that continues to be.”
Sam is a type of important couriers, spending the vast majority of the sport traversing snow and tough mountains, getting caught in a political hellscape alongside the best way.
Demise Stranding 2 On The Seaside launches on PS5 someday in 2025.