Even if nobody has any idea about the story, Death Stranding is one of the most anticipated games for the PS4, thanks to the man behind it, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. Though marketing for the game has come too make it look very dark, Kojima has noted that humor will also be an important aspect of the game.
According to Gaming Bolt, Kojima has made it clear that Death Stranding will have some humorous elements coming to it. Since the game is a complete mystery to audiences, people assumed that it would be a lot darker, what with the disappearing babies and creepy Mads Mikkelsen in the trailers. Kojima said, "Humor is an important aspect to make sure the player can enjoy playing across these peaks and valleys... So we'll have humor in this game too, but to a degree that it doesn't ruin the world setting. It will be at an appropriate level."
Kojima had clarified that even though Death Stranding has some dark tones to it, it will not be a horror game. Kojima has even went so far as to say that he is done making games in the horror genre since he gets "scared very easily." - Funny for the man who was supposed to direct the cancelled Silent Hills game for Konami.
Even if Death Stranding isn't horror, the central actors in the game are very prolific in the horror genre. The main playable character will be played by Norman Reedus, who is probably best known for his role as Daryl Dixon in "The Walking Dead," AMC's hugely successful zombie drama. Mads Mikkelsen, the main antagonist, also played the psychotic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in CBS' "Hannibal." Even director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Crimson Peak") is playing a character in the game.
No official release date has been announced for Death Stranding, but fans expect the game to come out sometime in 2018.