Yesterday, Hideo Kojima showed off the latest Death Stranding trailer. Kojima, as he likes to do, is teasing about "some clue" he's left. Fans think they have found one: Psycho Mantis.
'.Tonight we got an extended look at Hideo Kojima's next big project, Death Stranding. It appears that Reedus' character has crash landed somewhere dangerous , where invisible creatures roam the land. The whole thing gives off a horror game vibe, so maybe we don't have to be sad about never getting that Silent Hills collaboration anymore..'
The character first appeared in Metal Gear Solid, using his psychic power to remind minds and players' memory cards.
And fans think they can see the character in the new Death Stranding trailer:
Guys, I found Psycho Mantis pic.twitter.com/9Ll6ubmKqX
— Cynjen Romero (@Cynnjen) December 8, 2017
— Miri Cartmanez (@lassmirinda) December 8, 2017
Euh je rêve ou j'aperçois une silhouette qui ressemble étrangement à un certain " Psycho Mantis ? en tout cas le trailer et juste top ! pic.twitter.com/4d0TGMIrKU
— N-Snake_- (@Nsnake_) December 8, 2017
— Sion Barzahd (@HomieCloud) December 8, 2017
Oh hi, Psycho Mantis, what’re you doing here? #TheGameAwards
— Ferret (@FloofyFerret) December 8, 2017
— Edu, si recuerdo (@DreamlandSoul) December 8, 2017
Why is death stranding psycho mantis the game
— Nokey Dokey (@NokePersonal) December 8, 2017
psycho mantis is there #TheGameAwards
— LiveTweetSkyen (@LTSkyen) December 8, 2017
New Psycho Mantis .????
— スレイマンバドル (@baderalsulaiman) December 8, 2017
— MURD☰R OF TH☰ UNIV☰RS☰ (@deathgripsreal) December 8, 2017
— BIGG BOSS (@BiGG_D) December 8, 2017
Psycho Mantis in Death Stranding?????????
— Pctove (@Pctove) December 8, 2017
getting psycho mantis vibes rn but spookier
— suis la lune サル ???? (@Iscuml) December 8, 2017
David Hayter voice: PSYCHO MANTIS??!?!?
— Trill (@trilllizard666) December 8, 2017
Of course, Kojima doesn't make Metal Gear games any more and does not own the character Psycho Mantis (Konami does), so this probably isn't actually Psycho Mantis. But considering how the character was previously used to break the fourth wall, maybe it's a nod to Kojima's previous work? Or maybe it's just another time Kojima has gotten in fans' heads?