Hideo Kojima Reveals Box Art For Death Stranding

Yesterday, a Death Stranding panel at San Diego Comic-Con was held to discuss narrative, inspirations, and interesting development tidbits about the upcoming game. It was hosted by Hideo Kojima and film director Nicolas Winding Refn, who appears in the game as a character called Heartman.

One of the bigger reveals during the panel was a first look at Death Stranding’s box art. Two versions were shown off: the steelbook box art and the standard box art. You can view both below.

Aside from box art reveals, another notable mention during the panel was that Kojima was originally recommended Keanu Reeves for a role in the game, but ended up choosing Mads Mikkelsen instead.

The collectible Steelbook is included in Death Stranding’s Special Edition ($69.99) and the Collector’s Edition ($199.99). You can pre-order either one by heading here.

For more on Death Stranding, watch the newest trailer here and read about why Kojima doesn’t consider it a stealth game.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Review: Lust For Darkness – A Clumsy Trip Through A Depraved Hellscape That’s As Sexy As It Sounds

Mood killer.

Two-and-a-half-years into its inception and Nintendo Switch isn’t struggling for games of a horrific persuasion. From unnerving yet humorous adventures such as The Padre to zombie-ridden action adventures a la Resident Evil 4, us hybrid handheld owners have plenty of grisly titles to satisfy our gluttony for the macabre. One thing we don’t have much of, not surprisingly, is sex.

Don’t get us wrong; we’ve had the likes of Senran Kagura Reflexions or Senran Kagura: Peach Ball (or anything involving the Senran Kagura series), but both have revealed themselves to be nothing more than cheap titillation featuring girls of questionable maturity. It’s a subject that still holds something of a taboo for games, especially on Nintendo hardware, but the Big N seems far more open to more unusual (and sometimes far less tasteful) experiences following the considerable success of the platform. Lust for Darkness presents the most explicit and overt use of sexual imagery on Switch in the West, so, as you might have guessed, it’s a game that’s absolutely not suitable for any of the platform’s younger players.

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Random: Three New Ultra Shortcut Glitches Discovered In Mario Kart Wii

More than a decade after its release.

Whether you like it or not, Mario Kart Wii is still the best-selling entry in the series to date. As a result, it’s got a huge following – even after the more recent success of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

With this in mind, three new “ultra shortcuts” were recently discovered in the Wii title within the period of 24 hours. Prior to 11th July, there were apparently only 18 known shortcuts in the 2008 kart racer. For the uninformed, ultra shortcuts are essentially glitches – allowing players to skip more than half a lap on any track.

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Sumo Digital Announces “New Projects” With Publisher 2K

“details of the projects in due course”.

Sumo Digital, best known in recent times for developing Team Sonic Racing, has announced it is working on “new projects” with the global game publisher 2K.

While there are no details about the games just yet or the platforms they will be released on, it has been revealed development will take place at Sumo Digital’s Sheffield Studio and also the recently acquired Red Kite Games, based in Huddersfield, UK.

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