When Hideo Kojima announced Death Stranding at E3 2016 as his first post-Konami project, the images of a naked Norman Reedus cradling a tiny baby left us with more questions than answers.

A new trailer for the game at The Game Awards Thursday night showed us a lot more of the world Kojima is planning, but probably increased the number of questions we have about what’s going on.
The extremely dark (in both tone and color palette) eight-minute trailer begins and ends with a bit of poetic cosmology: “Once there was an explosion, a bang that gave birth to time and space. Once there was an explosion, a bang that sent a planet spinning in that space. Once there was an explosion, a bang that gave rise to life as we know it…

And then came the next explosion.

An explosion that will be our last.”
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