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Chvrches would ‘be there in a second’ if Kojima called for Death Stranding 2 track
The band contributed the title track for the original game
Chvrches have answered speculation surrounding their involvement in Death Stranding 2, saying they’d “be there in a second,” if asked by director Hideo Kojima.
Speaking to NME, synth player Martin Doherty was asked whether the Scottish synth-pop outfit was working on a song for the sequel.
“I mean, we’re available,” he replied. “There’s nothing formal yet. We’ve talked [and] we’ve hinted heavily at each other that we would both like to collaborate again.”
Death Stranding 2 - TGA 2022 Teaser Trailer
Doherty added: “There’s sort of a dance going on right now. I don’t want to be rejected by all out saying, ‘Can we be on the game please?’ and [Kojima] says no. But I don’t know.
“We’re continuing to build a really special relationship with Hideo. And I think we get him and I think he gets us. If the call comes in to do more then of course, we’ll be there in a second.”
While Kojima has yet to comment on the article, he did retweet it on his Japanese Twitter account.
Kojima has been a fan of the band for some years, regularly tweeting their music to his large following, and spending time with the band when they visit Japan. In January, Kojima tweeted a picture of himself and the band at Kojima Productions‘ offices.
The band also appeared on Kojima’s Spotify-exclusive Brain Structure podcast.
Chvrches provided the title track, Death Stranding, to the 2019 video game. This was the second major video game collaboration from the band, who also provided a track for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.
The first trailer for Death Stranding 2 was shown at The Game Awards 2022, which was attended by Hideo Kojima.
Speaking on stage after the trailer premiered, Kojima said he wasn’t ready to reveal more details about the game yet, but teased: “I put a lot of things inside [the trailer] so I want you guys to talk about it and find details in it.”
He added: “I had the story written before the pandemic, but after experiencing the pandemic I just rewrote the whole story from scratch. I also didn’t want to predict any more future, so I rewrote it.”