Sony’s January 31 State of Play gave hungry gamers a heaping helping of upcoming titles to drool over, including the long-awaited Silent Hill 2 remake and deeper dives into Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade. But the biggest reveal of the evening came with an extended look at the story and gameplay of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding 2: On The Beach. It looks to be pretty much a direct sequel to 2019’s cerebral adventure game, but much about its world has changed.
There are some familiar faces, including Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus), Fragile (Lea Seydoux), and little baby Lou—now with creepy black eye-goo! But what’s most striking here is what’s different. There’s a stop-motion doll guy, an ‘80s-style guitar used as a weapon, and what appear to be personal-use evangelion units. Let’s dive into some of this dizzying imagery, shall we?