‘Death Stranding’: Hideo Kojima Teases Clues Behind His Game’s Meaning

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Norman Reedus teams up with Kojima Productions for Death Stranding. Kojima Productions

Hideo Kojima is remaining coy when it comes to details about his upcoming game Death Stranding, but he has released a small clue about the meaning behind the title.

Kojima spoke to Glixel about his collaboration with the band Low Roar, who’ve agreed to create a soundtrack for the game. During the interview, Kojima explains what “Stranding” actually means.

"One thing people were pointing out after the first teaser was released, was how the cover of the album 0 has string-like objects that seem to be hanging from top to bottom," Kojima told Glixel. "They say these are the same mysterious strings as in the teaser. In Death Stranding , ‘strand’ stands for strings and connections, and I felt a mysterious connection to that song that I found in that CD shop in Reykjavík two years ago."

Interesting. It would explain why Mads Mikkelsen, Norman Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro were all attached to some entity in the game, whether is was a skeleton or a weird fetus.

Who are we kidding here? That explanation still doesn’t make any sense. We have no idea what’s going on in the game. This takes us back to the awesome comment Mikkelsen made about a conversation he had with Kojima during an interview with Birth.Movies.Death. Basically, Mikkelsen just nodded along and pretended to understand the premise of Death Stranding :

It's very intricate. I mean, you know (Kojima). He's a very brilliant man. I mean... the stuff he told me? I only understood some of it.


There was a lot of (mimes being baffled) "What?" I have to see it before I understand. Because with Death Stranding, he's creating something completely new.

We’ll keep nodding along with you, Mads. Keep doing your thing, Kojima-san! Death Stranding is currently in production.

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