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“I’m just a puppet in his hands” - Guillermo del Toro isn’t helping create Death Stranding

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If you were hoping, like many, that Death Stranding was finally film-maker and spookmaster Guillermo del Toro’s co-op project with Hideo Kojima will have to keep on waiting. Despite appearing in the Mads Mikkelsen-focused trailer you see above, Del Toro said in a recent IGN interview that the project was entirely Kojima’s baby and he wasn’t involved in the writing or directing at all.

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In the interview, Del Toro says that “my contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”

In fact, much like Mikkelsen, he understands about as much of what’s going to happen as you or I. “He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all,” confirmed Del Toro. No story details expected to leak out any time soon, then.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there’s still no release date for Death Stranding, or indeed any in-game footage. The game engine has been chosen, using Guerilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn tech, but everything from what we’ll do to who we are is as-yet undecided. We’d be lucky to have anything concrete even at E3 – keep up the long wait.

Thanks, Eurogamer.