Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has finally clarified his role in Hideo Kojima’s new game, Death Stranding. Del Toro told IGN during a recent phone interview that he is not creatively involved, however, he still plays a role, he is a character in the game.
“Kojima-san called me and said, ‘I want you to be a character in the game,’ and I said, ‘Gladly.’ He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all,” he explained.
“This is entirely Kojima-san’s game,” del Toro added. “I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”
Del Toro joins the ranks of other notable people such as Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead, who plays the lead character, and Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelson, who is playing some kind of bad guy, his role is not yet clear.
Death Stranding will be available for PC and PS4.