Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding is currently one of the most highly-anticipated games for the PS4. In addition to being helmed by industry icon Hideo Kojima, the game will star the likes of Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).

It has now been announced that joining this already impressive cast will be actors Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien.

Baker is well-known in the gaming world for providing the voice and motion-capture for the character of Joel in Naughty Dog’s 2013 smash-hit The Last of Us and is reprising his role for its sequel. Baker has also loaned his voice to such big-name titles as Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and the Final Fantasy XIII series.

Meanwhile, actress Emily O’Brien is set to appear in Days Gone, another anticipated PS4 exclusive. What’s more is that she has also done voice work for such games as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, League of Legends, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and even co-starred with Troy Baker in Batman: The Enemy Within.

O’Brien announced her involvement in Death Stranding by uploading a picture of herself with Troy Baker and Norman Reedus to her Instagram account with the caption “Honored to be working alongside these two fine lads on Hideo Kojima’s new project Death Stranding, I’m a lucky gal ;).” However, while the picture is still available online, the original post has since been taken down for unknown reasons.

Death Standing has not been given an official release date/window as of yet. However, Hideo Kojima did suggest that the game might be released by the end of 2018.


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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.