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Mads Mikkelsen Stars in Crazy New Video Game Trailer for ‘Death Stranding’ — Watch

The latest from Hideo Kojima features a familiar face, but everything else remains very mysterious.

“Death Stranding”

Mads Mikkelsen seems to be staying busy in the wake of the conclusion of his much-beloved television series “Hannibal,” including what looks to be a deceptively big role in the upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff film, “Rogue One,” and whatever the heck is going on in this new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming video game “Death Stranding.” Just try to parse this one.

As GameSpot quite amusingly describes it, the trailer opens with an “in-game version of what looked like film director Guillermo del Toro carrying a baby in an incubation chamber while hiding from the military.” And that’s not even the half of it. Surrogate GDT manages to look quite dapper in the middle of what appears to be a massive military occupation of a large city, complete with weird substances, floating baby dolls and a tank that seems to be covered in sentient squid-guys.

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As the baby-toting protagonist makes his way further into an underground cavern, he discovers a group of soldiers, all being led — perhaps quite literally — by none other than Mikkelsen, who seems to be the game’s main baddie, and a happy one at that. Check out the wild new trailer for “Death Stranding” below:

Per GameSpot, the game was first “announced at E3 2016 during Sony’s briefing. The game is a console exclusive for PS4, but will also come to PC. The game remains very mysterious and we have lots of questions.” Oh, and just for good measure, “don’t expect the game to come out soon, however, as Kojima says it’s still early days.”

At least we have this bonkers trailer to keep us warm.

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