Death Stranding trailer reveals character whose heart stops every 21 minutes

July 27, 2019
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With Death Stranding fast approaching, we have a better idea of what Hideo Kojima’s next is actually about. And a new trailer certainly helps untangle some of the threads.

The video below is of a cutscene that revolves around a character called Heartman, played by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. Heartman, the official blurb says, is a member of Bridges and “is committed to researching the truth of the Death Stranding”.

In a tweet, Kojima explains that Heartman’s heart stops every 21 mins, after which he’s revived. This means he must live in 21-minute chunks. After one such revival, Heartman talks to Sam Bridges (Norman Reedus) to explain what it’s like to live this way. There’s a lot you can pack in to 21 minutes it seems, including that, and yes, that too.

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