Looks like Fragile is taking center stage in the Death Stranding sequel

Death Stranding 2 is officially happening, and the sequel’s first trailer was revealed during The Game Awards 2022.

After months of speculation, Hideo Kojima took to the stage at The Game Awards and unveiled Death Stranding 2, with a scene featuring Fragile carrying an infant child and then, toward the end of the trailer, a shirtless Norman Reedus with a decidedly lighter-colored hairdo. There’s also a song featuring the lovely singing voice of Troy Baker, who portrayed the character Higgs in the original Death Stranding.

This reveal follows on from several Kojima-led teasers, which have been unfolding over the past month. Back in September 2022, the developer revealed that his next project would feature actor Elle Fanning, and then later on in the year in November, Kojima revealed Deadpool 2 actor Shioli Kutsuna would also feature in the same project, in some capacity.

Kojima’s appearance at The Game Awards tonight shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. If you’ve been following the veteran developer on social media recently, you will no doubt have seen his meetings with Nope director Jordan Peele in LA, where The Game Awards takes place at the YouTube Theatre in Irving. Then, there’s host Geoff Keighley’s not-so-cryptic tweet just below to consider. 

These are the questions Hideo.These are the questions. https://t.co/3LRL9OEOc8December 7, 2022

Now though, after months of teasing from Kojima himself, and a whole lot of speculation from fans around the world, we now know definitively that a full-blown Death Stranding sequel is in the pipeline at Kojima Productions.

Keep in mind that Death Stranding 2 is entirely separate from Kojima’s partnership with Microsoft, which the veteran developer revealed earlier this year. Whatever form this project ends up taking, we know it’ll be taking advantage of Microsoft’s prominent cloud-based technology, at the very least. 

Check out our new games 2022 guide for a full look over all the games we can expect over the remainder of the year and beyond. 

Gaming deals, prizes and latest news

Get the best gaming deals, reviews, product advice, competitions, unmissable gaming news and more!

By submitting your information you agree to the Terms & Conditions (opens in new tab) and Privacy Policy (opens in new tab) and are aged 16 or over.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar’s west coast Staff Writer, I’m responsible for managing the site’s western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I’m too afraid to finish.

With contributions from

    TECH NEWS RELATED

    Persona 3 Portable: Nozomi (Moon) social link choices & unlock guide

    The Nozomi social link in Persona 3 Portable represents the Moon Acana for the male protagonist, and is one of the rare occasions when the male lead has a harder time of things than the female protagonist – as he has to make considerably more effort with Nozomi. Nozomi ...

    View more: Persona 3 Portable: Nozomi (Moon) social link choices & unlock guide

    “Part of the Journey Is the End;” Marvel’s Avengers Seems to be Shutting Down

    Whether it be purely the lackluster quality of the game or the general distaste for live service games, Marvel’s Avengers never truly found its footing in the two years since it was released. Despite the fact that both the Marvel and Avengers labels should guarantee a happy, comic-lover audience, ...

    View more: “Part of the Journey Is the End;” Marvel’s Avengers Seems to be Shutting Down

    Persona 3 Portable: Akihiko (Star) social link choices guide

    Exclusive to the female protagonist, the Persona 3 Portable Akhiko Sanada social link offers an opportunity for the player to get to know the main party member even better, and even offers an exclusive romance.  Like any other S-Link, there are a number of reasons to want to spend ...

    View more: Persona 3 Portable: Akihiko (Star) social link choices guide

    Persona 3 Portable: Mamoru (Star) social link choices guide

    Exclusive to the male protagonist’s story, the Persona 3 Portable Mamoru Hayase social link is the Star Arcana S-Link players can foster a relationship with. Much like other S-Links in the game, there are two main benefits to ranking up Mamoru’s S-Link. From a gameplay perspective, you’ll be granted ...

    View more: Persona 3 Portable: Mamoru (Star) social link choices guide

    Persona 3 Portable: Keisuke (Fortune) social link choices guide

    In the male protagonist’s playthrough, Keisuke Hiraga is the social link for the Fortune arcana in Persona 3 Portable. Spending time with Keisuke and improving your S-Link with him will offer benefits to Persona aligned with the Fortune Arcana as well. Beyond the immediate benefits of spending time with ...

    View more: Persona 3 Portable: Keisuke (Fortune) social link choices guide

    The Minecraft Community Answers the Age-old Question: “Can it Run Doom?”

    In the world of gaming, there are many questions gamers ask like, ” What’s the refresh rate,” and, “How is it already 4 AM?” But one is held high above them all, and that is, “Can it run Doom?” This question is usually asked of the most improbable hardware ...

    View more: The Minecraft Community Answers the Age-old Question: “Can it Run Doom?”

    Mark Hamill Hints That His Time as the Joker Is Over

    Legendary actor Mark Hamill, acclaimed for his roles as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series and the Joker in Batman media, has recently indicated that he most likely won’t be returning to voice the Clown Prince in future Batman media. This comes courtesy of an interview with Empire ...

    View more: Mark Hamill Hints That His Time as the Joker Is Over

    Deadpool joins Marvel's Midnight Suns next week, adding new story missions

    Chic-Fil-A’s Training Program Apparently Features a Familiar Fallout Face

    Nintendo is reportedly increasing Switch production ahead of Breath of the Wild 2

    Ex-Halo dev believes those who pushed for a better game ‘got laid off for it’

    There are two clear winners in the PSVR 2 launch lineup

    Naked Elden Ring Player Counter’s Placidusax’ Attack With Chaotic Results

    Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible Season 2 Gets an Official Release Window

    Upcoming Horror Reimagines Dracula as an Ancient Blood Goddess Worshipped by a Cult of Hippies

    The Callisto Protocol Adds a Highly Requested Game Mode But Takes Away a Helpful Glitch

    Scuf Reflex Pro review

    Best PS5 games: top PlayStation 5 titles to play right now

    Best Nintendo DS games: everything for the handheld you need to play

    Man vs Paper Bag: BBC Shows Us How Far Entertainment Has Evolved in 50 Years

    OTHER TECH NEWS

    Top Car News Car News