Norman Reedus and Conan O'Brien Discuss Working on DEATH STRANDING (And Tactical Uses of Poop & Urine)
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Open-World Games
With Death Stranding, Director Hideo Kojima and his team at Kojima Productions tried to create a title that will stand the test of time and bring something new to the tired concept of action-adventure games set in vast, samey worlds.
Although Death Stranding received widespread critical acclaim, currently holding a perfectly fine 82% score on the popular review aggregator Metacritic, some players may have trouble understanding and having fun with the main idea behind the project — delivering a certain cargo from one place to another.
In Death Stranding, Kojima managed to assemble an incredibly talented cast, including Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), Troy Baker (The Last of Us) and Tommie Earl Jenkins (How to Get Away with Murder).
To make the player's journey to reconnect the shattered US one step at a time more enjoyable, some NPCs were portrayed by famous actors and directors such as Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Edgar Wright and Sam Lake.
During his recent TBS late-night show, Conan O'Brien had the chance to discuss his Death Stranding cameo with the game's main star, Norman Reedus. According to the actor, Guillermo del Toro was responsible for introducing him to Kojima, as the trio had worked on the cancelled Silent Hills before Death Stranding.
"The game is about connecting, right? So when people play the game in the dark, they want to relate to the character? So there's so much Normanisms in that game... It really is me," Reedus explained.
Quite interestingly, the player can use the hero's body fluids to create deadly tools of destruction. "My pee is a weapon. My poop is a weapon, too. I think it turns into a grenade or something," the actor added.
As a reminder, Death Stranding is coming to PC on June 2, 2020. Check out the interview down below:
From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.
Death Stranding is currently available for PlayStation 4; coming to PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store) on June 2, 2020.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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