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Hideo Kojima Reveals Key Character Who Won't Return for Death Stranding 2

This article contains spoilers for Death Stranding.


Hideo Kojima has confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen will not return to portray the mysterious soldier Clifford Unger in
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, but reassured fans that the character will remain "in the story of Death Stranding, and in your memories forever".

“We have received many enthusiastic messages from you saying, ‘I want to see Cliff in DS2 too!’,” wrote Kojima
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on X/Twitter. “However, Mads is not appearing in Death Stranding 2: On The Beach.”

Unger served as a pivotal figure in the cerebral plot of
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, which saw players go head-to-head against Mikkelsen’s phantasmal character in a series of historically themed showdowns. These conflict-laden encounters were juxtaposed throughout Death Stranding’s story with a series of emotionally charged flashbacks, in which the player is granted brief windows into Ungor’s tragic past, and his mysterious connections to the game’s protagonist, Sam Porter Bridges, and the Bridge Baby he carried with him.

We have received many enthusiastic messages from you saying, "I want to see Cliff in DS2 too!”. However, Mads is not appearing in DEATH STRANDING 2 ON THE BEACH. 🙇🏻⛱️
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— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN)
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“If you have PLAYED DS1 to the end, you will understand,” wrote Kojima in a
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. “Cliff is a character who played a very important and special role in Death Stranding. Mads understood this and performed it beautifully. Mads' Cliff will remain in the story of Death Stranding and in your memories forever. It is because we care about the character of Cliff that he will not appear in DS2.”

While some fans were left disappointed by the confirmation that Ungor would not appear in the upcoming sequel, others praised the decision, while agreeing that 2018's Death Stranding gave a satisfying conclusion to Unger's tragic story.

“If only people would understand this, the number of times an iconic character returns only because people loved it and therefore devalues his arch destroying the impact he made is too damn high,”
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in response to Kojima’s post. “Often a dead character makes more impact than a returning one.”


Clifford Ungor may be out, but multiple characters from the original are set to make an appearance in
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. We know from the trailers released to date that Norman Reedus will reprise his role as protagonist Sam Porter Bridges, while Troy Baker will once again take on the role of Death Stranding antagonist Higgs Monaghan, who has somehow made his way back to the world of the living.

Lea Seydoux will meanwhile will reprise her role as Fragile, who will appear alongside a cast of new characters portrayed by Elle Fanning,
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Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video gaming news for IGN. He has over eight years experience of covering breaking developments in multiple scientific fields and absolutely no time for your shenanigans. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

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