Pop band Chvrches might be involved in Death Stranding 2
The Scottish pop trio Chvrches have been hanging out with Hideo Kojima recently, and many things point towards their involvement with Death Stranding 2. They were previously behind the title track for the first game, so could very well be returning for the sequel.
- Game director Hideo Kojima posted a collection of photos to his social media accounts showing that Chvrches had visited the new office of Kojima Productions recently. Chvrches are currently in Japan to play two shows in mid-January, but the images definitely point towards something more than a casual, friendly visit.
- The most interesting of the shots come from Kojima’s Japanese Twitter account, which shows each member of the band taking part in what appears to be a face scan. It’s unknown what these face scans might be for, although it seems that fans believe the band will be present in the upcoming Death Stranding 2. One fan has come up with the idea of a mini-game featuring the band, and with Kojima at the helm, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we see something more than a minor cameo appearance.
- Four of the images also show the band signing the new message board at the office. Alongside their band name and individual signatures, they left a message that read, "Looking forward to making many more things together," hinting that they might be planning to collaborate with Kojima on future projects.
- The trio has worked with Kojima in the past, creating the title track to the first Death Stranding, which apparently made him emotional upon hearing it. It's known that Kojima was a fan of Chvrches before they were recruited for Death Stranding, with their album "Love is Dead" being his most listened to in 2018.
What do we know about Death Stranding 2?
- Death Stranding 2 was revealed with a trailer at The Game Awards in December 2022. Following the reveal, Kojima joined the show’s host, Geoff Keighley, for a short on-stage interview, in which he said that he had rewritten the entire story of the game following the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, and Troy Baker are confirmed to be returning to reprise their roles from the first game, with Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna also joining the cast as currently unknown characters.
- Guerrilla’s Decima engine will be used to power Death Stranding 2, with Guerrilla also providing extra support with any engine-related requests Kojima Productions may have. Decima has been used in the past for the Horizon games as well as the original Death Stranding.