Death Stranding

Following a handful of teases, Hideo Kojima has revealed that his upcoming title Death Stranding is set to launch on November 8, 2019.

Earlier this week, Kojima posted a number of little teasers over on Twitter suggesting some big news was coming. Many suspected we’d get a trailer that actually told us what the game was about, and in some respects, we got half of that as well as a release date for the game, which surprised many.

According to a press release, Death Stranding will have players play as Sam Bridges who’ll “traverse a ravaged nation to reconnect a fractured society and save mankind from the brink of extinction.”

“People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation,” said Kojima in a special message released along side the video. “‘Death Stranding’ is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the ‘Strand’ or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or ‘Strands’ with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.”

In addition to a handful of little descriptions, a new trailer was also unveiled which showcases some of the acting talents that’ll star in the game including Norman Redus, Guillermo del Toro, Lea Seydoux, Madds Mikkelsen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Margaret Qualley, Troy Baker, and finally, Lindsay Wagner.

You can check out the hefty nine-minute trailer below:

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If that wasn’t all, Kojima Productions also unveiled a series of special editions players can pre-order now including a Collector’s Edition which comes with its own baby in a pod… or should I say, BB Pod.

First, we’ve got the Standard Edition which is basically just the game, but if pre-ordered will come with an instantly downloadable Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar as well as a Death Stranding PS4 Dynamic Theme at launch.

In addition, pre-orders receive gold versions of in-game items which are earned through gameplay including:

  • Gold “Sam” Sunglasses
  • Gold Hat
  • Gold Speed Skeleton: Increase the speed of Sam’s movement when equipped
  • Gold Armor Plate: Increase protection against any damage Sam takes

For those wanting a little more, a Special Edition will include a Steelbook case, as well as all of the pre-order insentives, as well as:

  • A special gold version of the Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses earned through gameplay.
  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
  • Music Album Digital Download
  • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

For even more, players can grab the Digital Deluxe Edition, which receives all of the digital pre-order incentives offered in the Standard Edition as well as:

  • Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses
  • Gold Power Skeleton: Enhance Sam’s ability to handle heavy cargo
  • Gold All-Terrain Skeleton: Enhance Sam’s ability to balance himself on uneven terrain
  • Gold Armor Plate (Level 2): Stronger protection for Sam against falls, gunfire, and more
  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
  • Music Album Digital Download
  • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Then finally, we’ve got the $200 MSRP Collector’s Edition which includes everything mentioned above, including the Steelbook and digital pre-order incentives as well as:

  • Life-sized BB Pod Statue
  • BRIDGES Cargo Case
  • Ludens Keychain

Death Stranding Collector's Edition

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