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A Look at Nicolas Winding Refn’s Heartman in Death Stranding

At the San Diego Comic-Con, Kojima Productions and director Hideo Kojima revealed a cutscene from upcoming video game Death Stranding featuring Heartman, played by Nicolas Winding Refn. Sony PlayStation has now brought that clip online.

On his Twitter account, Kojima talks more about the character: “Heartman cutscene that I introduced at SDCC is out now. Heartman is a member of Bridges. His heart stops every 21 mins, spends his time in the world of the dead for 3 mins and comes back by AED. 60 times/day. Thanks to my best friend & filmmaker Nicolas W Refn for his appearance!”

In the November 8, 2019 release, which you can pre-order for the PlayStation 4, you play as Sam Bridges and traverse a ravaged nation to reconnect a fractured society and save mankind from the brink of extinction.

In the game, besieged by death’s tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre-defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.

The cast includes Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Sam, Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Léa Seydoux as Fragile, Margaret Qualley as Mama, Guillermo del Toro as Deadman, Nicolas Winding Refn as Heartman, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman, Troy Baker as Higgs, and Lindsay Wagner as Amelie.

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