Death Stranding will “definitely be a statement,” says Troy Baker
Hideo Kojima’s upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Death Stranding is poised to become more than just a best-seller: According to actor Troy Baker, Kojima’s creation is going to “move the medium forward”.
Not much is clear about the Metal Gear Solid creator’s latest opus: We have all seen the teasers where Norman Reedus is naked on the beach, Guillermo Del Toro explores a sewer and a baby gives a thumbs-up – but all we really know is that the game is weird.
Don’t fear the reaper
Fans of Kojima’s earlier works already know you need a bucket of hallucinogens to get on his wavelength, and it looks like he’s going to outdo himself this time. Troy Baker is also convinced that Death Stranding will sell on Kojima’s name rather than the star-studded cast. “If you know anything about Kojima, he doesn’t make ‘games’. He’s an amazing world builder. He’s trying to move the medium forward, not just trying to move copies,” Troy Baker told Push Square.
Death Stranding launches on PlayStation 4 on November 8th. It’s an open-world action game with multiplayer features, but according to Kojima himself the game is only an action game the way early Metal Gear Solid games were considered action games since the stealth genre hadn’t been clearly defined yet.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which one of these games is NOT a direct successor to XCOM?
- Phoenix Point
- The Bureau
- UFO: Aftermath
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Phoenix Point delayed again, this time to December
Snapshot Games’ tactical turn-based alien exterminator Phoenix Point has been pushed back again, and is now due out December 2019. The spiritual X-COM successor from Julian Gollop is set in the year 2047 on Earth during an alien invasion and sees a gaggle of Lovecraftian horrors almost eradicate mankind. The PC version will be exclusive to Epic Game Store, and for now the only console version is for Xbox One.
New Need For Speed in 2019?
Turns out the box art and other details that were apparently leaked by an Austrian games store is actually a bunch of fan art and community speculation. Neither the art nor the title come from Electronic Arts – so while there’s probably a new Need For Speed game in the works, this isn’t it!
Lunch and the Fat Man have some ding in common
If you ever find yourself eating at Bethesda Softworks’ cafeteria, then you might also find yourself worried about getting nuked. That’s because the cafeteria’s lunch bell makes the exact same ‘ding’ as the Fat Man shoulder-mounted mini-nuke launcher from Fallout 3.
Your fear would even be somewhat warranted, as the Fat Man nuke launcher is not completely imaginary: The United States army actually developed a tactical nuclear recoilless gun called the M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System, which was deployed several times during the Cold War but (fortunately?) never saw use in combat. Additionally, the name Fat Man was taken from the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city Nagasaki in August 1945.
What are ya buyin’?
We’re back with more spicy deals, and this week we’ve got a great mix of both PC and console titles.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS3/PS Vita) £2.39 @ PlayStation Store
Two Point Hospital (PS4/Xbox One) £27.95 @ The Game Collection
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4) £29.99 @ Game
Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS4) £12.85 @ ShopTo
Crypt of the NecroDancer (PC) £2.19 @ Steam
Sonic Generations Collection (PC) £3.74 @ Steam
The Sonic Generations Collection and Devil May Cry HD Collection are both great value, packing some legit classics. If you’ve already started your summer holidays, or are looking forward to them in the next few weeks, either of the collections is chock-full of excellent games that will keep you cool through any heat wave!