What do American hip-hop legend Kanye West, Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro, TV presenter Ivan Urgant and a dozen other media stars have in common? They all wanted (and some even succeeded) to meet Hideo Kojima. Whether you like it or not, the Japanese game designer is one of the most famous figures in the gaming industry and with enviable regularity gathers media culture stars around him. The best confirmation of this is the game Death Stranding, in which gamers will meet a dozen cameo stars of various sizes, and in this guide we will tell you where to find them.
Jordan Vot-Roberts - Director
Jordan Vot-Roberts, known as the director of Kong: Skull Island, is also a gamer who knows firsthand about the work of Hideo Kojima. It was he who shouldered the heavy burden of the film adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid game series, and as a gratitude from the eminent director received the role of director in Death Stranding.
You can find him just south of the Distributor South of the Lake Hub.
Edgar Wright - Thomas Sutherland
Edgar Wright may be known to you for staging such already cult films as "Zombie Called Sean", "Kinda Tough Pointers" and "Scott Pilgrim Against All." In addition, he can occasionally be seen in minor movie roles, including as a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Edgar Wright in Death Stranding is assigned the role of the head of the Distributor to the South and to find him go just south of the Lake Knot.
Sam Lake - Veteran Porter
The permanent head of the Remedy studio, the talented screenwriter and the face of Max Payne are several reasons why Sam Lake is considered a cult figure in gaming circles. Obviously, both Kojime's personality and Sam Lake's games are impressed, so in January of this year, being in Finland, he did not miss the chance to visit Remedy's office. As a result, Death Stranding has a new stellar cameo.
If you're looking for Sam Lake's character, head northwest of the farm.
Manabu Makime - The Son of a Writer
A well-known writer and screenwriter in narrow circles. He may be familiar to you from the work on the book "Princess Toyotomi" and the script on the film of the same name based on his own novel. As befits a man of writing, in the game he got the role of the son of a writer.
You can meet Manabu Makime in the central region if you go south from the Distributor.
"A person who reviews games, but does not understand anything about them" - this is how the famous American comedian and TV presenter Conan O'Brien likes to call himself. In gaming circles, he became popular thanks to the Clueless Gamer column in his own evening program, during which he managed to visit the office of Kojima Productions, conducted a series of reports from E3 and shot many ironic reviews on games such as GTA V, The Witcher 3 and many other high-profile games industry projects.
You can find Conan O'Brien in Death Stranding in the Northwest of the South Node when performing a delivery for the "Cosplayer" in the third chapter of the story. For completing the mission, Conan will reward the player with an otter hat, which makes it easier to traverse water and increases affection with the Bridge Baby.
Tomi Virkolla - Philip North
Another director on the guest star list. He came to Kojima's office straight from Norway. Wirkolla's most popular work as a director is a black comedy duogy called Operation Dead Snow.
Tom Wirkolla, aka Philip North, awaits you in Death Stranding in the Distributor North of Mountain Knot.
Junji Ito - Engineer
Legendary author of blood-curdling manga and at the same time pedantic and modest Japanese. Junji Ito is a man of contrasts. At the same time, we note that Death Stranding is far from the first fruit of cooperation between Hideo Kojima and the iminite mangaka. Previously, they were supposed to work together on Silent Hills, but the fate of the game turned out to be dire.
You can meet the author of the famous three-volume manga "Spiral" during the story campaign.
Hirokazu Hakamura - The Collector
Hirokazu Hakamura is a prominent figure in Japanese game journalism. He has featured as Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Famitsu and is now head of Enterbrain, which focuses on video games and anime publishing. In the game, he got the role of a collector who collects game consoles. As you can imagine, the role is largely autobiographical.
The player will be able to find Hirokazu Hakamura in a small gorge south of the Distributor South of the Lake Knot.
Jeff Keighley - Fan
Jeff Keiley is known as the host of The Game Awards and an old friend of Kojima. It was he who presented Kojima with the “Icon of the Industry” prize in 2016, after which the famous game designer said on stage that despite all the problems with Konami, he announced a new game and, to a loud volley of applause, presented the first Death Stranding trailer to the world.
Jeff Kayleigh as Fan can be found on the east side of the Distributor towards the West moving from the Central Hub.
Hermann Hulst - Master
Hermann Hulst, as head of Guerilla Games, was instrumental in the development of Death Stranding. It was he who, on a personal acquaintance with Kojima, offered a license to use the Decima engine. Kojima appreciated this gesture and gave Herman Hulst a role in his new game.
Gourmet Hulst is called the Master in the game and lives in a hideout on Yuko-Zapad from the Mountain Knot.
Daichi Miura - Musician
Daichi Miura gained fame in Japan as a popular singer in the pop and R'n'B genre. In addition, he is also a gamer, so in 2018 he did not forget to visit Kojima's office with small prizes, eventually becoming, as you might guess, a character named Musician.
You can meet him on the southwest side of the Distributor to the West of the Capital Node.
Errolson Hugh - Alex Weatherstone
For fashion fans, Errolson Hugh may be known as the creator of the futuristic clothing brand Acronym. Even if you don't follow fashion trends, but regularly play games, then you probably noticed the Adam Jensen costume from the new Deus Ex parts? It was for its design that Errolson Hugh was responsible.
You can meet a famous fashion designer in the course of the plot, his character is in charge of the Weather Station.
See also other Death Stranding guides: 30 gameplay secrets and how to calm and increase affection with Bridge Baby.
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