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Death Stranding adds The Last of Us and League of Legends actors to the cast

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Troy Baker and Emily O'Brien have joined the cast of Death Stranding. The announcement was made via O'Brien's Instagram account. Troy Baker is known for playing Joel in The Last of Us. Emily O'Brien voiced Camille in League of Legends.

Troy Baker and Emily O'Brien have joined the cast of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. The duo joins Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal), director Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead). 

Troy Baker is a prolific video game voice actor known for his turn as Joel for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, and as Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. He also used his vocal abilities to bring Sam Drake to life in Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy, and is Batman/Bruce Wayne in Telltale's series based on DC's Dark Knight.

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Emily O'Brien is the one who made the announcement on Instagram. She posted a photo of herself with Baker and Norman Reedus. The caption read "Honored to be working alongside these two fine lads on Hideo Kojima's new project Death Stranding, I'm a lucky gal ;)". The post has since been removed.

Emily's most recent credits include Days Gone, currently in development at Sony's Bend Studios, and Arkane's Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. She and Troy Baker collaborated on Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within. O'Brien's other voice acting credits include League of Legends, Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy series', and World of Final Fantasy.

Death Stranding doesn't have a set release date to speak of, but Kojima has hinted that it might launch sometime in 2018. The game's latest trailer was an eight minute long journey into the inner workings of Kojima's mind that posed more questions than it gave answers. 

In April 2017, Hideo spoke about the game saying that they are "continuously doing different tests for game systems, for characters, for environments." He added that "So far, it's going pretty well".