Death Stranding 9-minute gameplay trailer drops alongside November 8th release date

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, May 30, 2019 11:18 AM
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Well, the rumour mongering was true. Death Stranding is coming to PS4 this year. On November 8th, to be precise, and Kojima Productions have sent along an absolutely fascinating 9-minute trailer from Death Stranding. If the previous teases have left you confused, there’s a bit more to latch onto here, although it’s still batshit crazy in a way only Kojima knows how.

This new trailer provides our first proper look at gameplay from Death Stranding, so we can begin to get a picture of where KojiPro is heading with this title.

Death Stranding appears to be an open-world hiking game to be honest, complete with a handful of Breath of the Wild-style movement mechanics such as ladder building and abseiling. Metal Gear-style stealth is prominent, as well as some third-person shooter combat and even a bizarre trip to World War 1. There are a few hints we could even be visiting other planets, the moon, and alternate realities.

It’s a hell of a lot more Metal Gear than we were expecting, blending stealth gameplay with convoluted cut-scenes and bizarre imagery. Fingers crossed Kojima goes all in on the hour-long cut-scenes for which Metal Gear Solid eventually became infamous for before MGS5 savagely ripped it all out.

"People have built walls and become accustomed to living in isolation", says Hideo Kojima. "Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the player's goal is to reconnect the isolated cities and a fragmented society. All elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of 'Strand', or connection.

"As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to 'Bridge' these divisions, and in doing so, 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."

 

The Japanese trailer for Death Stranding also included an extended cut from a tentacled boss fight, so here’s a cut of that for your pleasure.

A little reminder as well that Death Stranding is still set to come to PC. It was the terms of the agreement back when Kojima Productions signed on with Sony Interactive Entertainment, and to the best of our knowledge, nothing has changed. We’d imagine there’s a period of PS4 exclusivity, or that the PC version still needs to be developed at all, but Death Stranding should come to PC eventually.

Well then, what do you think of that new trailer? Has anyone managed to glean some meaning from Death Stranding’s plot yet? Let us know what you think of it all below!

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14:32 Jun-14-2019

The other thing ... the baby. For a minute I was confused at what its powers might be, but then I remembered changing my daughter's toxic diapers and it became clear.

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14:24 Jun-14-2019

I like how the one villain removed his mask to reveal ... another mask!!

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09:29 May-31-2019

Graphite is tough
Diamond is tougher
Why are we here Boss
Just to suffer.

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17:14 May-30-2019

Are we going to see more at E3 btw ? Sony's not at it, but has Kojima said they'll be there ?

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09:08 May-31-2019

I don't think so no, I think this is it

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14:24 May-30-2019

Workers: Sir, what are we going to show to the people?
Hideo Kojima: Yes.

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13:57 May-30-2019

looks sick

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13:31 May-30-2019

Wow all these years just looking at that one pic of that shirtless man, I thought the setting had to be somewhat similar to Conan exiles but wow it's sci fi?

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05:40 May-31-2019

How? it's kinda obvious it's sci fi tho

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20:54 Jun-07-2019

I never looked at anything else but the picture. Does that justify it?

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12:46 May-30-2019

And I still have no clue what's going on. But this still looks pretty cool.

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12:38 May-30-2019

kojima, quit smoking joints pls

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11:48 May-30-2019

Getting both hyped and confused at the same time. That's the power of Kojima to you.

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11:40 May-30-2019

wait its coming to PC? THATS ACTUAL NEWS TO ME !!HELL YEAH!!! extreme delivery Sim / Trekking Sim / Insisting on carrying all the groceries in a single trip / Norman Reedus on a Bike / DEL TORO...? why are you herWHO CARES!! / HANNIBAL BEIN

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11:45 May-30-2019

HANNIBAL BEING BACK with backup? but they are dead? but he set them on fire? / Mask under a Mask FACE OFF / PROOF THAT BABIES ARE SCARY / the more you play the more you get confused sim!! sorry i just dont know how to describe this game but

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11:47 May-30-2019

its apparently coming to pc so i am even more excited for it now!!!


SHUT UP BOI ITS A KOJIMA SAN GAME THATS HOW YOU DESCRIBE IT!! NOW STOP FREAKING OUT AND CALM THE HELL DOWN!!!!!

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11:31 May-30-2019

I would be interested... if it were coming to PC too... but it isn't so...

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11:44 May-30-2019

Kojima said back in 2015 that it's coming to PC and nothing's really changed on that front.

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11:47 May-30-2019

Is that so? I thought it was PS4 exclusive ?? good news then

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11:50 May-30-2019

that is breaking news to me and for that i say thank you sir now i know i can play it and not wait for RadBRad to Upload his Playthrough like i do with sony games still havent watched RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 though and i am bored

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12:04 May-30-2019

It may be a bit of a wait but until Kojima says otherwise it's a PC game also AFAIK. I'd imagine development on a PC version probably hasn't even started yet.

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08:24 Jun-03-2019

dont go breaking my heat man but yeah what you said is very likely possible unless its a we have the game exclusively for one year on our platform and during that time you say nothing about other platforms making people belive its only PS4

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11:31 May-30-2019

People pre-order and we barely know what's all about lol

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