New video game trailers from The Game Awards (including for that naked-Daryl game)

We have no idea what is going on in that Death Stranding trailer, so don't ask.
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New trailers, gameplay videos and teasers came out Thursday night during The Game Awards – a show "to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements. The show in in its third year, so if you haven't heard of it, yes it's still kind of new.

You can see all the award winners and stuff here via Polygon if you want. But more importantly, check out the new videos for some big-name, highly-anticipated releases.

Death Stranding (aka "That weird game with Daryl from The Walking Dead")

Hideo Kojima made a name for himself with the Metal Gear Solid series, and this is his first new project since splitting from that team. He pulled in a digital, naked Daryl from The Walking Dead (Norman Reedus) for a weird teaser this summer. And during the Game Awards, showed a new trailer – this one featuring a character that looks a lot like collaborator Guillermo del Toro, as well as Mads Mikkelsen (the main bad guy in Dr. Strange, and Hannibal in TV's Hannibal).

There's a fetus in a bottle and a different doll in this one, and Mikkelsen does some shapeshifting with ink all over him, and there's a tank with tentacle things on it ... it's basically a few minutes of "wtf am I watching?" There's no release date for Death Stranding, but it's probably a long ways off.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This is the newest entry in the now-20-year-old Zelda series. It'll be the first for the new Nintendo Switch, which is expected to come out in March of 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy game

This adaptation of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise comes from Telltale Games – they've done (incredibly popular) story-driven games for The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Speaking of ...

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Telltale Games also brought an extended look at the newest iteration of the zombie TV show/comic franchise.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

This is the first gameplay look at Mass Effect: Andromeda. It's the latest in the Mass Effect series, which has been described as a space opera sci-fi RPG shooter (there's a lot going on there). It's got enormous scale, and has previously let you carry over saves from earlier games – so you can continue the story based on the choices you've made.

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