Death Stranding 2 Will Be Missing One Fan Favorite Character


Death Stranding 2

By: Jason Siu


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Cliff won't be making a return in Death Stranding 2

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During the January 2024 State of Play, Kojima Productions shared a lengthy and wild trailer for its upcoming game, Death Stranding 2, which is currently slated for release in 2025. The trailer features a few familiar faces, with Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, and Troy Baker returning for the sequel. We also get a glimpse of Elle Fanning, who, along with Shioli Kutsuna and Academy Award-winning film director George Miller, will be introduced as new characters. Since the trailer’s debut, fans of the original game have been speculating about whether Mads Mikkelsen will reprise his role as Cliff Unger. Unfortunately, the answer is no, at least according to Hideo Kojima himself.

In the scope of the story, it makes sense that Mikkelsen’s character wouldn’t return. But it’s not like Kojima’s games are known for making sense. Naturally, not everyone believes what Kojima has shared on social media.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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