Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s latest masterpiece , a game that offers a truly unique vision and unrepeatable of the visionary genius of the Japanese author.
As the first game from Kojima Productions after Solid Snake’s father said goodbye to the Metal Gear Solid saga, the adventure of Sam Porter Bridges is a title that still has a lot of discussion , years after its release.
To rekindle the flame, also the announcement of the Director’s Cut awaited on PS5, which will certainly call into question all our certainties about Kojima’s game.
If in the past few days we had reported to you how Death Stranding has some truly unique Easter Eggs inside, now it’s the turn of a new gem that will send the fans of one of the most famous sagas of all time are ecstatic.
Warning: some spoilers about Death Stranding characters and events follow from now on. Proceed at your own risk.
We are talking about the legendary Star Wars franchise, also included in Kojima-san’s title within a specific mission of the game.
It is in fact a clear reference to the so-called « Order 66 », an event that fans of the Star Wars saga know all too well.
It is in fact the issue by the Supreme Chancellor Palpatine of an order capable of initiating the Great Jedi Purge, the extermination that then allowed the birth of the Galactic Empire strong>.
Order 66 of Death Stranding is the final delivery of a pizza to Peter Englert , aka Higgs Monaghan .
Just as in Star Wars Episode III Palpatine reveals his true identity to the Jedi after issuing Order 66, again we discover that Higgs is the villain of the game after having completed this – apparently – simple mission.
Surely, this latest Easter Egg confirms Kojima’s love and passion for the world of cinema in its entirety, including the saga set “in a galaxy far, far away” .
Speaking of good Hideo again, did you read that the Japanese author would really be making an exclusive deal with Xbox for an episodic game?
Needless to say, some PlayStation fans didn’t like this news at all, and they started a petition against Kojima.
Finally, remember that the new version of Death Stranding shouldn’t be long in coming, with an exclusive release on PS5.
If you haven’t played it yet, you can retrieve the final version of Metal Gear Solid V with Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain for a very low price.