Death Stranding will be Hideo Kojima‘s first game since parting with long-time partners Konami and the Metal Gear series. Though not much is known about the game, trailers have shown that Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) will have lead roles in the game. Now it looks like voice actors Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien will also be joining the cast.
O’Brien announced she would be joining the game on her Instagram, sharing a picture of herself with Baker and Reedus. The picture, captioned “Honored to be working alongside these two fine lads on [Hideo Kojima’s] new project Death Stranding” was quickly removed, likely due to how secretive Kojima and his team are being about the game.
O’Brien and Baker are voice acting veterans and both have done voice work in a ton of video games already. O’Brien has provided voices for Telltale‘s Batman: The Enemy Within, The Order: 1886 and Days Gone, the upcoming zombie shooter by Sony.
Baker is attached to almost every Marvel or DC superhero game and has also had lead roles in The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite and Batman: Arkham Origins. When the actors’ casting is made official we can hopefully get a look at the characters they’ll be playing.
Although the cast is being fleshed out with more great actors, there’s still very little known about the game. Even with the trailers and game footage painting an overall picture of grime and anguish, we’re still in the dark on what the game is actually about. This seems to be just what Kojima and Sony want for now, and Kojima’s well known for sewing little hints and clues about his games into interviews, tweets and game details. In fact, in an end-of-2017 interview Kojima dropped a cryptic hint about the potential release date:
“I plan to announce something in 2018 that’ll surprise everyone even more.”
This announcement is something we can hopefully look forward to at E3 this Summer, as we wait with baited breath for an official date of release.