Funniest Death Stranding Fan Reactions

The internet responds to Hideo Kojima's dark and brooding upcoming indie title with a bit of humor. 

Initially revealed at E3 2016, Hideo Kojima's upcoming indie title Death Stranding has garnered quite a bit of attention from gamers across the globe. The mystery surrounding the game's premise only serves to amplify fan theories, which have been swarming around every corner of the net following the second trailer reveal at this year's The Game Awards.

While we love fan theories, we also love seeing people support Kojima with one of the internet's main staples—a hearty sense of humor. With that, we've compiled some of the best fan reactions and creations following the second Death Stranding reveal!

Norman Reedus Holding Stuff

Following the first trailer which shows a naked Norman Reedus crying and holding an infant in his arms, fans decide to respond by Photoshopping other items in Reedus' arms. The results have been absolutely hysterical. For example, we have Norman Reedus holding a giant pickle, and in the header above, Norman Reedus crying and holding Paper Mario. 

The Norman Reedus meme has spiraled from there. For example, how PC users feel after purchasing a new graphics card. 

Kojima VS. Konami

It's no secret that Kojima's split from Konami was anything but pleasant. After the company's treatment of Kojima came to light, friend and colleague Guillermo Del Toro took to Twitter to say a big "f*ck you" to Konami. Fans have responded with their own jabs at Kojima's former employer. 

The #FuckKonami tag has garnered a bit of traction, with fans making it clear which side they support. 

Kojima seems to be taking the split swimmingly though. Just look at him, quenching his thirst with Konami tears!


Did you know that fans are already putting together Death Stranding cosplays? It's true! Check out the awesome cosplay above posted by Reddit user jayseaz. Or this one below posted by Twitter user kurokku.

Now all we need is someone to put themselves in a creepy baby costume and chase cosplay Reedus around a con. Anyone up for the task? 


Then there's the "everything else" category where we're not sure where it fits, but we absolutely love it. For example, the hilarious spin on Death Stranding with "Jeff Goldblum standing" created by Twitter user finchlynch

Or Hideo Kojima's relationship with his partners on the Death Stranding project. This one below made us laugh way too hard! Anything, you say? Perfect!

Furthermore, can you picture the hilarious mental imagery of Kojima's chat with Reedus about being naked on a beach holding a baby? 

"Don't take this away from me."

Or this biblical Kojima...

And last but not least, Death Stranding, Simpson's version! 

Which Death Stranding reaction is your favorite? Post some of your favorite Death Stranding memes in the comments below!

Can't get enough of Death Stranding? No worries, be sure to check out some of our other features here at Indie Obscura, including Death Stranding's use of the Decima engine, a look back at the newest Death Stranding trailer, and this interesting Death Stranding fan theory regarding Akira

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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