Opening The Game Awards ceremony on Thursday night, Geoff Keighley wanted to pay respects to a man who brought years of video game excellence to our lives, particularly in the form of Metal Gear Solid. Of course, PT is deserving as well, but the result of that demo and the Silent Hills drama just sours the tone. Hideo Kojima finally got his award that was one year in the waiting.
He was due the award in 2015 for his fantastic gaming accomplishments and for Metal Gear Solid V, his last published project. You can watch that presentation at the bottom of this article. Let’s talk about Death Stranding.
Death Stranding is the latest game from the mastermind, and we saw our first glimpse of it at it during E3 back in June. This was the second showing of the game, and on this occasion, we didn’t see The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. Instead, we saw a few new faces, most notably Mads Mikkelsen of Casino Royale, Hannibal and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
He plays the role of a military leader in the field, in a scenario that looks like something from Children of Men, with a man trying to seek safety with a canister containing a newborn child. It’s all very weird and mystical, with weird special effects and Matrix-style cables and tubing. Then there’s that tank which seems to have organic stuff either hanging out of it or growing from within it. Very strange, and I don’t know what to make of it personally.
As for Hideo Kojima himself, here you can see him thanking the fans for all their support over the years, and accepting his award.