Call it typical Kojima.
You know that weird-ass E3 trailer for Death Stranding that you’ve probably watched dozens of times? Well, some fans watched it more than that, and have uncovered something that only makes the unexplainable trailer even more bizarre. Here we go.
Starting things off is the necklace Lindsay Wagner’s character is wearing. The necklace bears a resemblance to Quipu, which according to Wikipedia, “were recording devices historically used in a number of cultures and particularly in the region of Andean South America”. A Russian Twitter user decoded the message, which revealed the name of a song, Low Roar’s “Give Me An Answer”. Kojima himself tweeted about Quipu last year while he visited an exhibition about the ancient civilization of the Andes.
And the music video for “Give Me An Answer”? The video itself depicts three people at a motel, who after drawing straws, enter the bathroom one at a time to find a strange device. Two of the people enter the shower where they promptly get covered in black goo. The goo covering sounds similar to what happened to Norman Reedus’ character on the beach in the first trailer. To top it off? Director Marko Bell was quoted as saying that “it would be fun to create a world where certain fans could physically enter the game Death Stranding before it came out.”
No word on if the events in the video are directly related to the game’s content, or if the game acted solely as the music video’s inspiration.
So yeah, typical Kojima. Makes you wonder if all of those dinner pics he’s posted mean anything.