Hideo Kojima brought a BB Pod prop onto his flight and got stopped by US customs demanding an explanation.
Fun fact: you’re not allowed to bring babies in jars into the country. We’re pretty sure this requires a medical license or some other special approval. You’re definitely not allowed to bring one as a carry-on.
So it sort of makes sense why Hideo Kojima got stopped by customs demanding to know what the hell it was.
Kojima recounted the story of his prop BB pod at yesterday’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. With guest director Nicolas Winding Refn and moderator Geoff Keighley, Kojima revealed Death Stranding’s box art and that internet favorite Keanu Reeves was briefly considered to play the same role as Mads Mikkelsen’s character.
But it was the BB Pod prop that got Kojima into trouble. He apparently brought it with him on his flight into the country, which caused some problems with US customs who stopped Kojima until they could verify that it was not actually a fetus suspended in some bizarre yellow fluid.
For those unaware, the BB Pod is the device that allows the main character to see the strange, shadowy demon creatures that haunt the world of Death Stranding. At least, that’s sort of what is implied in all the trailers. We still don’t have any information on what a baby has to do with seeing invisible demons, but we know they’ll be indispensable for traversing this dangerous, post-apocalyptic world.
What Kojima showed off seems to be what will ship with the Collector’s Edition of Death Stranding, which markets itself as a statue. It’s sure to brighten any living room and ensure visibility of the unseen creatures that stalk the world.
Death Stranding releases November 8th. Hopefully we finally get a clue about this game, but know Hideo Kojima, probably not.