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Cryptic Death Stranding Teaser Sparks DLC or Sequel Speculation

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:23 PM
Jasmine Henry
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:23 PM
  • Death Stranding star Nicolas Winding Refn posts a cryptic teaser about his character.
  • Fans are wondering if it means that Death Stranding 2 is officially happening.
  • Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima has teased another Death Stranding game.

Death Stranding fans are in a tizzy after actor Nicolas Winding Refn posted an image  claiming “Heartman will return.” The image is of Winding Refn and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima. The phrase “Heartman will return” seems to have been written over the top in some sort of image editor.

It’s unclear just what Winding Refn, who plays Heartman in the game, is teasing with the image. However, some fans have suggested that it could be about Death Stranding 2. Kojima has revealed that a Death Stranding sequel could happen  he would “start from zero,” suggesting that characters like Heartman could be shown differently in the next game.

It’s also possible that this is a teaser for Death Stranding DLC. After completing the game, many fans began to ask about DLC and whether Kojima would share more about some of the ideas in the game. Nothing has been confirmed but this would be the easiest way for Heartman to return.

If a Death Stranding DLC is going to be released, then an announcement may be made at The Game Awards 2019. Death Stranding is up for several awards at the event and other trailers for the game have been shown at The Game Awards so Kojima could be planning something for this year’s event.