Hideo Kojima Presents Death Stranding Starring Hideo Kojima As Hideo Kojima

Here, for your enjoyment this Thursday evening, is a Death Stranding trailer in which every single character is just Hideo Kojima.

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Made using Deepfakes, it’s basically the animated version of:

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It’s worth remembering that this tweet read differently in Japanese. It’s also worth remembering that this video is a joke, and a good one at that.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Hideo Kojima is the Kanye West of Japanese video game makers...

...skilled but ultimately over-rated, obnoxiously self obsessed, and rabidly defended by fanatical fanboys even as his bloated ego keeps getting in the way and bringing down the quality of his work. (It remains to be seen if he’ll also end up going totally insane and turning ultra-conservative.)