Death Stranding has a bunch of cameos inside; this guide will show you where to find ’em all.
We’ll keep this pretty simple, listing the celebrity/public figure in question alongside their location. Easy, eh? We’re also making use of amazing maps stitched together by PowerPyx, though the map references are our own.
East region cameos
1. Geoff Keighley (Ludens Fan)
This is the building labelled Ludens Fan. Geoff Keighley is a journalist, presenter, host of The Game Awards and friend of game director Hideo Kojima.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 22, 2019
2. Daichi Miura (Musician)
This is the building labelled Musician. Miura is a Japanese singer and songwriter.
Daichi Miura has visited me today and brought bottles of tea and eclairs (sweets)! Thank you very much, I gotta work hard! pic.twitter.com/mvhAdVpbJy
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) April 9, 2018
Central region cameos
3. Junji Ito (Engineer)
This is the building labelled Engineer. Ito is a Japenese horror writer and was tied to the now cancelled Silent Hills.
Had dinner with Junji Ito, haven't met for few yrs. Was a wonderful night. pic.twitter.com/MIRxNbKduu
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 28, 2013
4. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Film Director)
You’re probably sensing the theme here — this building is marked Film Director. Vogt-Roberts is a filmmaker currently adapting Metal Gear Solid into a feature film.
So @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN let me play DEATH STRANDING❗️The world is next-level immaculate. It’s like freebasing pure Kojima & Shinkawa. Remember when FURY ROAD blew you away but also made you (in the best-most-thankful way) ask “wtf” how does this miracle exist? YOU. ARE. NOT. READY❗️ pic.twitter.com/RkVxtZCcbj
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) February 6, 2019
5. Edgar Wright (Distribution Centre South of Lake Knot City)
The first building not to directly name the cameo, you’ll find Wright, director of Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and much more in the building marked Distribution Centre South of Lake Knot City.
Edgar Wright finally made it to come visit Kojima Productions????? pic.twitter.com/DNXwVjzjKe
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 27, 2018
6. Hirokazu Hamamura (Collector)
Back to identifiable names — this is the Collector building. Hamamura is a former Famitsu editor who now works at Enterbrain, a publisher of Japanese gaming websites and magazines.
Received the gorgeous gift (flower and champagne!) from Mr.Hamamura, thank you very much. Took a photo with the Pod that comes with our Special Edition. Now we are entering the hell (Hades) more than ever??????☔️✋?#DEATHSTRANDIG #デススト
TOMORROW IS IN YOUR HANDS. pic.twitter.com/YYJQjOkgVW
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 30, 2019
7. Errolson Hugh (Weather Station)
At the Weather Station, you’ll find Errolson Hugh, ACRONYM founder and designer.
A real cool guy, Errolson Hugh of "ACRONYM" visited us. pic.twitter.com/MeBM5AzAYo
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 6, 2017
8. Conan O’Brien (Cosplayer)
As we detailed in this guide, you’ll find late night host Conan O’Brien at the building marked Cosplayer. He’ll give you a fancy hat when you connect with him.
Conan O'Brien appears as a prepper “The Wondering MC” in DS. You get “Sea Otter Suit” when you get connected with him. With this suit, you’ll be able to swim easily in the river, you won’t be drifted away! BB would be happy as well. ???☔️?????✋?? pic.twitter.com/nIsw5JS5t0
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) October 24, 2019
9. Sam Lake (Veteran Porter)
You’ll find the Veteran Porter east of the Paleontologist. Lake is a gaming legend, the face of Max Payne and head of its developer, Remedy. We’ve Lake to thank for Alan Wake, Quantum Break and Control as well.
With @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @Kojima_Hideo. He is an inspiration. #DeathStranding dares to push the boundaries. It’s wonderful to be able to compare notes. Happy and honored to call him a friend. @remedygames @ControlRemedy pic.twitter.com/ctpnP25MNK
— Sam Lake (@SamLakeRMD) January 17, 2019
10. Tommy Wirkola (Centre North of Mountain Knot City)
At the Centre North of Mountain Knot City you’ll find Tommy Wirkola, director of Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
A genius Norwegian filmmaker TOMMY WIRKOLA known as “Whay Happened to Monday”, “Hensley & Gretel”, and “Dead Snow” has visited me today. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/JfJwUrQA78
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 15, 2017
11. Manabu Makime (Novelist’s Son)
At the Novelist’s Son location you’ll find Makime, a novelist himself.
Yuji Sakamoto and Manabu Makime has visited at Kojima Productions. It’s been 20 years meeting Yuji Sakamoto. We talked a lot to fill our missing days. pic.twitter.com/BJqqZJLqLC
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 10, 2018
12. Hermen Hulst (Craftsman)
At the Craftman location you’ll find Hulst, formerly of Sony first-party studio Guerrilla Games and now the Head of Sony Worldwide Studios.
Three years ago we gave @KojiPro2015_EN a copy of our @DecimaEngine in this box. Today @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN came back to @Guerrilla to show us the incredible things he’s making with it in #DeathStranding. So impressed! pic.twitter.com/8dLpdIh1bI
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) January 15, 2019
Any we missed? Sound off in the comments area below.
Death Stranding is available now on PS4; it heads to Windows PC in 2020.