The new game will be the Metal Gear Solid creator's first title since parting from Konami

A new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s first independent title since parting with Konami, Death Stranding, features Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen.

The brand new trailer debuted at The Game Awards 2016 and is the first look at the Metal Gear Solid creator’s next venture since it was announced at Sony’s E3.

The Death Stranding trailer looks incredibly creepy, featuring one of Kojima’s favourite actors – Hannibal and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen. The trailer also shows director Guillermo del Toro as a character that is seen carryign a baby in an incubation chamber whilst running from soldiers and tanks in a war-torn city.

The baby doll is seen floating down a stream of water into a sewer, eventually reaching the group of armed soldiers who have black liquid seeping from their eyes. The leader of the military unit removes his helmet, revealing his face to be Mads Mikkelsen.

After the trailer dropped, Kojima tweeted two new posters of the game.


Kojima was also presented with this year’s Industry Icon Award at the event. Konami had barred the Metal Gear creator from the event last year. This year, The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley said, “we had to be back on stage this year, to give one man a moment he was robbed of.”

Death Stranding will be launched as a console exclusive for PS4 and on PC. Whilst no release date has been set in stone, Kojima teased that it “will be out before the year in which Akira is set”. The 1988 anime film is set in 2019.