Hannibal and Casino Royale actor Madds Mikkelsen is in Hideo Kojima’s mysterious new game, Death Stranding. A trailer from The Game Awards revealed that Mikkelsen plays some kind of alien bad guy. Now, the actor has spoken a bit more on working a video game for the first time.
In the newest episode of Kojima’s “HideoTube” series, Mikkelsen said he’s enthusiastic about working with a veteran game developer like Kojima and trusts that he’ll deliver a great product in the end.
“Everything is created by you guys,” Mikkelsen said to Kojima in the video, referencing the development team. “We [the actors] are there as a base, but everything else will be created. So obviously we have to trust you a lot because we have no idea what it’s going to be–we can only imagine it. We only have our imaginations to work with. No sets. No nothing.”
Mikkelsen also shared his first impression of the Kojima Productions studio, which the developer recently shared numerous pictures of. “It’s amazing. Everybody is sitting there being creative,” he said. “It’s very overwhelming to see. I know it’s a very difficult process to make a game like this, but it is also very creative, I can tell.”
The interview is a treat. Mikkelsen also talks about his first impressions of Kojima and spoke a bit about how Kojima is similar in his artistry to Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. These are just a few of the topics that get discussed; you can watch the full video above.
Mikkelsen is not the only actor in Death Stranding, as The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus plays the lead. Additionally, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro appears in the game.
Death Stranding has no confirmed release date, though a 2018 release is rumored. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, not PlayStation 5, Kojima recently said. Kojima Productions is working with Sony for Death Stranding to be a console exclusive on PS4, though it may also come to PC.
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