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Sony and Hideo Kojima announce Death Stranding

Reedus a happier bedtime story!

The exciting Sony-Hideo Kojima partnership has produced fruit: a new game called Death Stranding. It stars Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead.

Death Stranding was unveiled at E3 by Hideo Kojima who introduced an unsettling trailer he said was running in real time.

In the trailer, the camera pans across a beach, showing a dead crab - fittingly for the 10th anniversary of Sony's Giant Enemy Crab E3 episode - and then a body, Reedus' body. He's naked and handcuffed, and near him lies a baby. He picks the baby up but it disappears.

Small black hand prints appear over Reedus' body, then he stands and looks to the sky, where bodies float, evenly spaced in a line, a long way away. There are dead whales on the desaturated, grey, miserable beach.

I'm not going to lie: it was weird. But what else do you expect from Hideo Kojima?

Cover image for YouTube videoDeath Stranding reveal trailer - Kojima's new game! - PlayStation E3 2016

You can read a recap of all the other announcements from PlayStation's conference in our E3 guide.