, and it reveals the ability for Norman Reedus’ Sam to urinate and seemingly create mushrooms. Geoff Keighley is also in the game. Honestly.Presented by creator Hideo Kojima during Gamescom Opening Night Live, the gameplay was teed up as a hint of what will be shown at Tokyo Game Show later this year.
The clip included Sam waking up, taking a pee (which makes a giant mushroom appear), climbing to a station where a holographic figure played by Geoff Keighley (voiced by Matt Mercer) asks him to complete tasks, he falls down a cliff and rocks his Bridge Baby to sleep using motion controls.
As for the wider gameplay, Kojima was coy, but said Sam’s goal is to connect the fractured cities from east to west of the game’s world, which he appears to do by carrying out the deliveries we’ve seen in previous footage. Lone “preppers” can be found in the open world (Keighley’s character being one), who will reward you for help.
On the more frivolous end of the scale, Kojima made clear that Norman Reedus will move to protect his… gentleman’s agreements if you rotate the camera during a urination sequence. He also teased that if multiple players urinate in the same spot, the mushroom that grows could become “something good later on”. The urine can also be used as a weapon, apparently.
Geoff Keighley’s character is apparently a fan of Ludens, the Kojima Productions mascot, and can be found quite easily. Kojima also added that there are “many” cameos from real-life figures.
Two new Death Stranding characters, Mama and Bridge Baby were also shown off. Kojima explained that major characters in the game would allow for side-stories alongside the main storyline.
The Mama clip showed off Mama (Margaret Qualley – The Nice Guys, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and her baby, which was born on the Other Side. Mama is tethered to the baby by her unbilical cord.
The second clip introduced Bridge Baby, the baby we’ve seen Norman Reedus’ Sam carrying in clips from the game. Guillermo del Toro’s Deadman explains that Bridge Baby is how Sam senses the predatory BTs around the world.
We got our first look at gameplay in May, which showed off melee and ranged combat, driveable vehicles, stealth mechanics and more. interested in pre-ordering? We’ve got a rundown of all the game’s collector’s editions for you.