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Death Stranding Is Not a Horror Game, Says Hideo Kojima

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It’s more of an “artistic” experience.

Hideo Kojima has us all confused when it comes to details on his next title, Death Stranding. Kojima recently sat down with Glixel for an interview where he talks about the fact that Death Stranding isn’t a horror game, but something that “looks very unique, something you haven’t seen before, something with a more artistic slant to it. I’m not pursuing a dark aspect to the game.”

When Kojima was asked if we would see his type of humor in Death Stranding, he responded with “Humor is a very important aspect for games. You play a game for a very long time – Death Stranding is a big game, too – and you put stress on the player and you lead them through peaks and valleys. Humor is an important aspect to make sure the player can enjoy playing across these peaks and valleys. So we’ll have humor in this game too, but to a degree that it doesn’t ruin the world setting. It will be at an appropriate level.”


Kojima also states the fact that he plans to make games until the day he dies. He doesn’t want to end up like those guys who retire and fish their life away. His family tells him to take breaks, but Kojima has games to make for his beloved fans: “I decided to continue along that road of making a triple-A experiences for all the people who are waiting for it.”

Death Stranding is Kojima’s first game since leaving Konami in 2015 and was first announced during E3 2016. The release date has yet to be officially announced, but it’s due to release sometime before the 2020 Olympic games.

 

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