Death Stranding Release Date Confirmed; New Details

The gaming world is in uproar after the latest reveal of the official release date of upcoming mysterious video game Death Stranding.

Death Stranding latest trailer shows a lot of stuff

The latest update of the upcoming video game revealed a new awesome trailer, which was nine-minutes long. It revealed a lot of information already, but it is still not clear what this game is all about. It mentions bits and pieces of background story like the world is not the same after some catastrophic event. Norman Reedus’ character Sam Porter Bridges mentioned that America is long gone now and most of the land is ravaged by something… eerie and creepy.

The trailer featured tons of gameplay from the game. It showed Sam riding a futuristic bike climbing mountains, a techy garage, stealth gameplay, melee fights in case players get caught, and some of the eerie parts. Some creatures from what I heard from the trailer was Hades are attacking people. There are also other factions like the terrorists who are harassing Sam, and there are the scientists from the opposition factions.

Here is a special message from the great man himself Hideo Kojima:

People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation.

“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.

Now, please enjoy the latest Death Stranding trailer.

The game will launch this coming Nov. 8. It will be exclusively available on PlayStation 4.

Pre-orders and different editions

Aside from the latest trailer, Kojima Studios revealed that pre-orders of the game are already live today. Interested buyers can get the Standard Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Collector’s Edition with all of the good bits. Check them out below:

Pre-order the Standard Edition for $59.99 USD MSRP/ $79.99 CAD / PHP 2,999 MSRP and immediately get a voucher to download a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar – a stylized version of the iconic logo for Kojima Productions – plus, a Death Stranding PS4 Dynamic Theme at launch.

Pre-orders also receive special gold versions of in-game items earned through gameplay:

  • 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

The Special Edition ($69.99 USD MSRP/ $89.99 CAD / PHP 3,899 MSRP includes a collectible Steelbook case. Pre-order and receive all incentives offered through the Standard Edition. The Special Edition also includes –

A special gold version of the Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses earned through gameplay.

As well as these digital bonuses:

  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
  • Music Album Digital Download
  • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 USD / $99.99 CAD MSRP and receive all digital pre-order incentives offered via the Standard Edition. The Digital Deluxe also includes –

Special gold versions of in-game items earned through gameplay:

  • 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

As well as these digital bonuses:

  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
  • Music Album Digital Download
  • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Also available for pre-order starting today is the Death Stranding Collector’s Edition ($199.99 USD MSRP / $249.99 CAD MSRP), which includes all Digital Deluxe Edition in-game items and bonus contents, the Special Edition Steelbook, plus:

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

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment have partnered to make a full album of the original music for the game.

Source: PlayStation Blog