Hideo Kojima Shares Photos from ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Set

Death Stranding director-producer Hideo Kojima shared photos Wednesday from his June visit to the set of The Walking Dead Season Nine, where he reunited with star Norman Reedus.

Kojima reports he "thoroughly" toured the set with tour guide Reedus, who plays bow-wielding zombie slayer Daryl Dixon on the zombie drama.

The Metal Gear Solid creator also posed for photos with Negan star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lucille, Negan's prized barbwire-wrapped baseball bat.

In response to the photos, Morgan tweeted he "can't wait" to experience the PlayStation 4-exclusive video game to star Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

When replying to a suggestion he should collaborate with Kojima, Morgan said the proposition would "be a dream."

"But I'll say this, having worked with both Norman AND Mads.... doesn't get better than those two together," Morgan wrote. "Death Stranding is going to be AMAZING."

The mysterious open world action game, which features photorealistic recreations of its stars through the use of motion capture and facial scanning, has been teased by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts as "unlike anything you've seen."

Reedus, who plays the lead in Death Stranding, previously characterized the concept as "mind-blowing."

"The concept is so mind-blowing, because it's not like, you know, 'kill everybody and win the game,' it's a connecting thing. It's like the opposite," Reedus told the B&H Podcast.

"And, you know, it's so ahead of its time. And there's elements of social media in it, and the idea is that — you know, you have so many games, and so many parts of millennial culture I guess, is being alone in a room. And you lose physical contact with people. This is after that and the re-establishing of that physical contact."

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Sony has yet to announce a release date for Death Stranding. The Walking Dead Season Nine premieres new episodes Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.