Over the weekend, an interview with The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus made waves across the internet as the actor seemingly revealed that a sequel to Death Stranding is currently in the works. Reedus, who starred as Sam Porter Bridge in the action game from Hideo Kojima, was asked about Death Stranding to which he responded: “We just started the second one.”
After elaborating a bit on how he came into the world of video games through Guillermo Del Toro, Reedus dropped this bomb:
"It took me maybe two or three years to finish all the MoCap sessions and everything. It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that."
It’s worth noting that a sequel to Death Stranding has not yet been officially confirmed by Kojima or anyone else yet, although the success of the first game — which sold over five million copies as of March 2021 — would seem to indicate that a sequel is inevitable. Kojima previously told IGN that he was thinking about a sequel, although he was just working with “fragments of new ideas.”
It seems those ideas have become a bit more stable now. As Reedus’ interview went viral, Kojima responded on social media with the most Kojima response ever. “Go to your private room, my friend,” the game director tweeted, referencing the rest areas from Death Stranding.
Kojima added the thumbs up and love eyes emojis alongside a couple of fun images of him and Reedus. Hilariously, one of the images shows Kojima wielding Lucille, the infamous bat form The Walking Dead, and threatening a scared Reedus. I guess the actor should be a little bit more careful what he says in interviews or he could wind up on the wrong end of that bat.
Jokes aside, it doesn’t seem like Kojima is upset with Reedus over the interview. He hasn’t yet commented on the rumors of a sequel to Death Stranding, but perhaps something official will be announced this summer.
Death Stranding was originally released on PlayStation 4, although came to PS5 and PC later on as well. The game received mostly positive reviews, although the nature of the game loop — which focused largely on exploring a post-apocalyptic United States and delivering packages to survivors — was admittedly not for everyone.
Did you enjoy Death Stranding? Would you love to revisit the franchise in a sequel?