In a recent Tweet, director-producer Hideo Kojima revealed that Death Stranding shares themes with Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse. The animated movie released around the world focused on the multi-verse Spider-Men.
We saw multiple Spider-Men from various timelines and dimensions. This is particularly interesting because many speculated Death Stranding storyline involving multiple dimensions, time travel, and black holes.
Interestingly, Hideo Kojima mentioned that Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse not only shares its DNA with Death Stranding but also The Phantom Pain.
Spider- Man: Into the Spider-Verse was great masterpiece! Live action, full CGI, Japanimation, puppet anime, tokusatsu, manga, American comic, graffiti, it carries all the DNA and MEME SCENE, SENSE to make the next gen entertainment art. Good story too! The theme is like TPP+DS? pic.twitter.com/dYTKH1SkPM
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 3, 2019
Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain was Hideo Kojima’s last project with Konami. While it is hard to see how it shares its themes with Into the Spider-Verse, we can make sense of Death Stranding’s possible plot from Kojima’s Tweet.
We can speculate on the presence of wormholes and multiple dimensions. The presence of wormholes In Metal Gear Solid 5 gave birth to Metal Gear Survive.
But this could mean something entirely different. The Tweet could simply mean that the overarching story themes of all three projects are similar. Or this could mean that Spider-Verse is the result of blending The Phantom Pain and Death Stranding?
It is safe to say that Death Stranding is a mind-bending experience even before its release. The marketing has given us no answers and raised so many questions. Sadly, we won’t get any answers before the actual release of the game as confirmed by Hideo Kojima himself. Since there is no news from Kojima, all we have are unconfirmed reports and rumors.
According to the latest batch of rumors, Death Stranding is internally delayed for a short period of time.