Not quite sold on Horizon Zero Dawn yet? This might change your mind. It looks like you can experience the best of two worlds when you play the game thanks to the inclusion of a few thoughtfully referential gems—especially if you're a Hideo Kojima fan!
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How To Find The 'Death Stranding' Easter Eggs In 'Horizon Zero Dawn'
In a surprising but brilliant move, Guerilla Games has incorporated a number of items in #HorizonZeroDawn that reference Hideo Kojima's upcoming game, #DeathStranding. Here is all of the information you need to find them.
Find The 'Death Stranding' Items To Unlock The Mysterious Box
There are not one but three Death Stranding easter eggs hidden throughout the game. While they're a bit spread out and not totally obvious, they are unmissable and can be accessed at any time during the story.
These are the referential items and their locations:
- Stranded Necklace
- Stranded Shackles
- Stranded Figure
When you trade these items with the Specialty Merchant, you can get a Mysterious Box which includes the following items:
- Special Modification Box – A box holding a random Very Rare Weapon or Outfit Modification (23% Stealth Weave)
- Modification Box – A box holding a random Weapon or Outfit Modification (37% Tear Coil)
- Shard Gambler’s Box – A box holding an unknown quantity of items (3 Metal Shards)
- Warm Socks – A rare sellable item (100 Metal Shards)
What's It All Doing There?
So, it's definitely cool. But what's the connection? Death Stranding is making use of the Decima Engine which was created by Horizon Zero Dawn developer, Guerilla Games.
The tool is so powerful that Kojima, likening the design process to the Space Race, has referred to the engine as a "rocket":
I, who [wanted] to proceed myself to the moon, met the guerrilla whose plan was to go to the mars. We decided to make the rocket by reforming their engine. And by doing so it enables us to go to the mars but even to the jupiter.
It's so sweet! It's like a love letter to a gaming engine. It sounds like we're in store for something pretty extraordinary both in Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding, once it finally comes around.
Do you think Death Stranding will return the favor and reference Horizon Zero Dawn?