Kojima Productions and PlayStation today announced that the Death Stranding release date has been set for November 8, 2019. New gameplay from Hideo Kojima’s game was also revealed and can be viewed below.
In Death Stranding, you play as Sam Bridges and 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 Hideo Kojima in a statement. “‘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.”
When pre-ordering, you’ll have the option to choose between the Standard Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition – all of which include the full game and bonus incentives for pre-ordering. You can check out more on each in the gallery below.
The cast includes Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Sam, Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Léa Seydoux as Fragile, Margaret Qualley as Mama, Guillermo del Toro as Deadman, Nicolas Winding Refn as Heartman, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman, Troy Baker as Higgs, and Lindsay Wagner as Amelie.
In the game, besieged by death’s tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.