Hideo Kojima's first post-Konami game is entitled Death Stranding, the game director announced at Sony's E3 2016 presentation.

Following an incredibly dramatic presentation, Kojima announced, "I'm back!" before revealing the first trailer for his new title.

After opening with an excerpt from a William Blake poem, the trailer depicts a nude, crying Norman Reedus (of TV's The Walking Dead, and Kojima's cancelled Silent Hills), half-locked in handcuffs and covered in handprints, clutching a fetus to his chest.

He's surrounded by dead whales on a beach, above which hovers a quartet of humanoid figures.

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Kojima said the trailer was running in real time.

The game - which certainly fits the "big, edgy" label Kojima applied to it in February - will be a transmedia production, and could "lead into something outside of games, such as anime, manga, figures."

It is in the works at Kojima Productions in Los Angeles, founded after Kojima left former employer Konami under controversial circumstances last year.

No release date has been given for the mysterious Death Stranding, but when it does release, it will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

- Gameplanet