Hideo Kojima attended a ‘Master Storyteller’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, where he talked about Death Stranding. He started by unveiling the game’s final box art for the Standard Edition as well as the Steelbook and what will be included with the Special Edition and the Collector’s Edition.
During the panel, Kojima revealed that he picked Mads Mikkelsen over Keanu Reeves, “I originally was recommended Keanu Reeves but I wanted Mads.”
Later, Kojima pointed out why Death Stranding is so different from other games.
“There’s no reason to create something that’s already there. I want to create something that gives more inspiration to the world. Like Hollywood movies where some don’t live with you, people just digest and consume. What I do is make something that’s difficult to chow down when you digest my work. What happens when I release my game or when Nicolas releases a movie, we get criticism or praise. But you think about it ten years later, same as Bladerunner or 2001: Space Odyssey.”
Death Stranding is out on November 8th, exclusively for PlayStation 4.