Hideo Kojima is collaborating with French designer Jean-François Rey to create a range of offbeat glasses.
Jean-François Rey describes himself as a “proud anti-uniformity activist” who specialises in glasses designs that aren’t considered traditional.
That appears to be the case with the three styles he and Kojima have created, which will be available for pre-order soon.
The first style, named HKxJF01, has a pair of round lenses and a second pair of shaded lenses which can be opened out and tucked back, as seen in this promotional video:
The second style, HKxJF02, has a rounded, almost steampunk style and comes in black, blue and army camouflage colours.
Finally, a special limited edition collector’s pack will include a third design, HKxJF03, as well as a black mask based on Kojima Productions‘ mascot character, Ludens, with frames included.
According to the official Maison Jean-François Rey website, the glasses were inspired by Death Stranding.
Actor Norman Reedus has appeared to confirm that discussions have begun for a sequel to Death Stranding.
This marks the second time Reedus has appeared to hint that Death Stranding 2 is in the works. Last year the actor claimed he was “in talks” to work on another project with director Hideo Kojima.
“We did Death Stranding, which was a huge hit, and we’re in talks to do other stuff,” he told Wired. Later in the video Reedus added that he was “talking to Hideo about maybe doing some Death Stranding stuff”, although it’s not clear if he was referring to the upcoming Directors Cut version.
The original Death Stranding was released for PS4 in November 2019 and for PC in July 2020. Kojima Productions’ debut title has sold through five million copies globally, its developer claimed in July.
A PlayStation 5 version of Death Stranding, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, was released on September 24. The PS5 remaster boasts enhanced visuals and several new features not available in the PS4 original.