It’s been a couple of years since the famed game director, Hideo Kojima, revealed his first big game after cutting ties with Konami: Death Stranding. In the initial teaser, we see The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus in a weirdly confusing short video. Since the big reveal left us both awed and incredibly confused, we’ve eaten up every teaser that has come our way, including the reveal of another of Kojima’s handsome friends: Mads Mikkelsen. However, one thing that is (understandably) never truly revealed are the roles of the babies shown in the Gamescom 2019 trailers.
Since then, gaming fans have scoured different internet forums and social media discussing theories surrounding Death Stranding. One such theory, that Gamescom 2019 unfortunately didn’t answer, was the role of the baby strapped to Sam’s (Reedus’ character) chest. If anything, the short clips have left us even more confused because now the baby, known as a B.B or Bridge Baby, has a connection to the afterlife. Even the trailer featuring Margaret Qualley’s character didn’t do anything to progress our understanding of the connection with the babies. All we know now is that she is unable to leave because she has a connection with a baby that was apparently born in another world.
While Gamescom 2019 had plenty to show us as far as what the basic plotline for Kojima’s Death Stranding game is about, we’re still a little left in the dark about the roles these bridge babies play. Even the comments left on the YouTube videos for each trailer has fans clamouring for additional trailers to explain those trailers. However, the running theory seems to be the bridge babies are the only connection to a different world and allow the player to see an alternate reality.
However, we’re not going to blame Hideo Kojima for keeping this information from us. He needs to sell the title, right? We’re looking forward to it.