Death Stranding 2: On the Beach Enlists Metal Gear Solid 5’s Action Director

Action director Yoji Shimomura has previously also worked on several Devil May Cry and Bayonetta titles.

Posted By | On 04th, Feb. 2024

death stranding 2 on the beach

Death Stranding 2: On the Beach’s newest trailer was jam-packed with things that have become hot topics of discussion since it premiered last week. A scene in particular that has done that is one that shows returning villain Higgs (now wearing clown makeup) fighting against robots (who laugh like babies) with an electric guitar that shoots out lightning and also doubles as an axe. Among many, many other things, the slick direction of the scene’s action stood out to many, and that, as it turns out, is a result of a key addition to the development team by Kojima Productions.

As confirmed in the trailer (and subsequently re-confirmed by director Hideo Kojima on Twitter), Yuji Shimomura is serving as action director on Death Stranding 2. For those unfamiliar, Shimomura has previously worked with Kojima, having served in the same capacity on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. He has also worked as action director on several Devil May Cry and Bayonetta titles, as well as on a number of movies and TV series.

Since Death Stranding 2’s trailer premiered, Kojima has also been actively sharing new tidbits on social media, talking about the game’s new “living puppet” character (another highlight of the trailer), promising many more new characters who’re yet to be unveiled, and confirming that Mads Mikkelsen – who played Cliff in the first game – won’t be returning in the sequel.

Death Stranding 2: On the Beach launches for PS5 in 2025.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

SaGa Emerald Beyond – Exploration, Combat, Glimmering and More Revealed in Extensive Gameplay

SaGa Emerald Beyond – Exploration, Combat, Glimmering and More Revealed in Extensive Gameplay

Square Enix's world-hopping role-playing game launches on April 25th for PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS an...

Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Pushed Back to June, Another Direct Planned for April – Rumour

Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Pushed Back to June, Another Direct Planned for April – Rumour

Additionally, an Indie World presentation is also scheduled for March, a known leaker has claimed.

Kemuri is “Semi-Open World”, Release “Just a Bit Further Down the Road,” Says Unseen Studio CEO

Kemuri is “Semi-Open World”, Release “Just a Bit Further Down the Road,” Says Unseen Studio CEO

Former Ghostwire: Tokyo director Ikumi Nakamura says the map is "kind of hard to describe" but isn't "ginormou...

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game

Vanillaware and Atlus' tactics RPG is set to launch a little over a month from now for PlayStation, Xbox, and ...

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support

Criterion Games' racer will receive four additional volumes of new content in its second year, it has been con...

Kemuri is an Online Co-op Action Game, New Behind-the-Scenes Dev Diary Revealed

Kemuri is an Online Co-op Action Game, New Behind-the-Scenes Dev Diary Revealed

As Yokai Hunters, players use the "Fox Window" to observe the spirit world, battling and collecting Yokai for ...