Hideo Kojima's mysterious new project – which would be less of a surprise if you'd followed our coverage so far (opens in new tab) – was revealed to be Death Stranding (opens in new tab) at Sony's E3 2016 press conference, starring The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus as… er, a naked man cuddling a baby… in a sea of skeletons… covered in oil, and, well… it's complicated. Check out the first teaser trailer below, plus how the world has reacted to Kojima's triumphant return to game development. Clue: About as sensibly as the amazing, absurdly cryptic, trailer deserves.
This image pretty much sets the tone:
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN pic.twitter.com/hpZNIU34aTJune 14, 2016
A number of people felt moved to invite Hideo Kojima for physical communion, but this is just about the only reaction we can share.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN KOJIMA BEAR MY LUDENSJune 14, 2016
The following tweet was equally expressive, though may have come as something of a surprise to Hideo Kojima if he wasn't already aware:
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN I LOVE YOU DADJune 14, 2016
Others made a more speculative plea to join Hideo Kojima for Christmas lunch:
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN WILL YOU BE MY DADJune 14, 2016
Another fan was keen to address the question we all shared:
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN I need to know more about greasy Norman and the oil ghost baby.June 14, 2016
In short, most people who didn't want to share physical communion with Hideo Kojima, or join his family, or both, were pretty happy.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @KojiPro2015_EN you absolutely killed it!!! pic.twitter.com/j2ESRkukSTJune 14, 2016
Expect saner, more detailed, analysis of Death Stranding on GamesRadar+ over the coming days, which at least gives us time to practice our proposal speech, or forge some adoption papers.