Hideo Kojima made a surprise appearance at Sony's E3 press conference tonight to unveil a spooky new game called Death Stranding, his first since leaving Konami and turning Kojima Productions into an independent developer. (It's also his first game since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.)
Kojima played a trailer for the game with footage that was entirely running in real time, and it was about as creepy and mysterious as you can imagine. A naked man (played by The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus) held a baby to his chest on a deserted beach before the baby became invisible and turned into oil, and the man looked up at five figures hanging in the sky before the trailer ended.
It's unclear how Death Stranding is linked to the canceled Silent Hill project Kojima and Reedus were working on with Guillermo del Toro — or the famously unsettling demo P.T. — but it seems like the pair might've salvaged their concept for use in a new game. Kojima didn't say anything after revealing a title card for the game, so we could be hanging in the dark for a while. Let's hope we learn more sooner rather than later.