Even the biggest opponents of Death Stranding have to admit that Hideo Kojima managed to acquire some real stars (e.g. Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, Mads Mikkelsen, Lindsey Wagner and Margaret Qualley) to participate in his latest work. All these people have been given quite significant roles in the game. However, apart from them, other famous faces from the world of film, television, music, manga and digital entertainment appeared in the game. The names of two of them have been known for a long time, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. When traveling around the world of Death Stranding and carrying parckages you can meet at least twelve celebrities.
A list of stars found in Death Stranding so far can be found on VG24/7. Their names, together with the places where they can be found, are listed below.
- Geoff Keighley - the first celebrity whose guest appearance has been confirmed. A well-known gaming industry journalist and creator of The Game Awards can be found west of the Capital Node in the Eastern Region.
- Conan O'Brien is the second star we have known about in Death Stranding for some time. The comedian and television celebrity is located at the cosplayer headquarters in the Central Region.
- Sam Lake is a member of Remedy and writer of Alan Wake, Control and the first two installments of the Max Payne series, whose famous grimace is known to every player. In Death Stranding he acts as a veteran courier, who is located in the vicinity of a temporal farm in the Central Region.
- Junji Ito - a horror manga artist, who initially, like Guillermo del Toro, was to be involved in the work on the cancelled Silent Hills project. In Death Stranding, he acts as Engineer in the Central Region.
- Tommy Wirkola - director from Norway, known from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. He runs a Distribution Centre north of the Mountain Node in the Central Region.
- Manabu Makime is a Japanese writer little known outside his country. You will find him south of the Distribution Centre in the Central Region.
- Jordan Vogt-Roberts - American director, creator of, among others, the Kong: Skull Islands and The Kings of Summer, who is to shoot a screen adaptation of the Metal Gear series. He can be found southeast of the Distribution Centre south of the Lake Node.
- Edgar Wright - another director you can associate with such productions as Baby Driver or Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He plays the role of Thomas Sutherland. You will find him in the Distribution Centre south of the Lake Node in the Central Region.
- Daichi Miura is a Japanese singer, songwriter, dancer and choreographer, whose fan is Kojima. He is located to the southwest of the Distribution Centre to the west of the Capital Junction in the Eastern Region.
- Hermen Hulst - once one of the key people in Guerrilla Games (who, as we know, was actively involved in the production of Death Stranding), and more recently the head of the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios group. He is a craftsman who lives in a place southwest of the Lake Junction in the Central Region.
- Errolson Hugh - a fashion designer liked by Kojima, known as the creator of the clothing brand Acronym. In Death Stranding, he lends his apparition to Alex Weatherstone, the weather station physician.
- Hirokazu Hamamura - former editor-in-chief of the Japanese game magazine Famitsu, and currently president of the Enterbrain publishing house. You will find him to the south of the Distribution Centre to the south of the Lake Node in the Central Region.
Of course, these do not necessarily have to be all the celebrities who are featured in Death Stranding in the form of easter eggs. At this point we can recall Keanu Reeves' September visit to the Tokyo headquarters of Kojima Productions. Perhaps the character he's playing is still waiting for someone to find him? If so, the discovery will certainly be heard of on the web.
Death Stranding is available on PlayStation 4 since last Friday. In the summer of next year the title will also be released on PC. It can be pre-ordered on Epic Games Store and Steam.
- Death Stranding - official website
- Death Stranding Review – A Long Walk with Kojima
- Everything We Know About Death Stranding
- Death Stranding - game guide