American actor Norman Reedus has nonchalantly revealed that Death Stranding 2 is real and currently in production.
The news comes from an interview with Reedus in Leo Edit, where he’s asked about his work on Death Stranding. In response to a question about what he’s currently working on, he states “We just started the second one.”
He goes on to talk about the odd way he stumbled into the role of Sam Porter Bridges in the first place. It involved director Guillermo Del Toro calling him up, telling him he’s going to get a call from Hideo Kojima, and to “Stop being an asshole” and “Just say yes” to whatever Kojima asks. Reedus reflects on how shocked he was when he saw Death Stranding‘s beginnings, saying, “It’s not Ms. Pacman; it’s so realistic, it’s so futuristic, it’s so complicated and beautiful, and I was completely blown away.”
It’s exciting to hear this moody, lengthy, and otherworldly walking simulator is getting a sequel. But this isn’t the first time Norman Reedus has hinted about the possibility of Death Stranding 2. Last August, in an interview with Adoro Cinema, Reedus said, “I think we’re doing a second Death Stranding. [The game] is in negotiations now. So… Yay.”
Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding originally released in November 2019 for PlayStation 4, and it follows the journey of a porter named Sam Bridges and his journey to reconnect the lost, confused nation of America. It is an incredibly weird and impactful game focused on walking around through picturesque fields and mountains to deliver packages.
Last September, Death Stranding: Director’s Cut was released with a bunch of new features for obsessive fans, including more expansive delivery options, enhanced combat modes, and an option to race on an F1-style track. Hopefully, Death Stranding 2 is coming soon because that is a game I would easily walk to the ends of the Earth for.