Game publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Kojima Productions just revealed the TGS 2019 Gameplay Session Volume 1 footage and the Briefing trailer of upcoming video game Death Stranding.
Death Stranding gameplay explained
creator and director Hideo Kojima has recently divulged some new information
about the upcoming video game in the stage event held at the Tokyo Game Show
2019. It is a pretty long video, which can be viewed way below.
out the explanation here:
Preparation Is Key
First, we see Sam likely preparing for a mission by
picking his equipment and balancing his cargo. His loadout isn’t just attached
to his back; he seems to meticulously equip his suit and to carefully select
attachments for his arms as well. How these different attachments and options
affect his capabilities in the field remain to be seen, but it seems like it’ll
be worth it to get things just right before setting out.
Plot Your Own Course
Before leaving the facility, Sam also takes a moment to
examine the map, which can be shifted into a topographical view that takes all
the area’s hills, valleys, and bodies of water into account. Players can place
markers to plot a specific course, as well as prepare necessary equipment like
ladders, anchors, and boots for the journey ahead.
You’re Not The Only One
Exploring This World
While we’re pretty sure you won’t be bumping into direct
contact with other players in this world, it seems you may come across things
they’ve built or left behind.* There are clear signs of other travelers like
yourself using equipment to cross gaps and scale mountains, making you the
benefactor of their generous intrepidness. Be sure to leave them a like for
their troubles — it’s not yet known what purpose that serves, but at least it
will make them feel deservedly appreciated.
Given the responsibility placed on Sam’s shoulders, both
literally and figuratively, Death Stranding encourages moments of tranquility
and recuperation. We see Sam taking some time to rest in the grass, with
prompts for him to massage his shoulders, stretch his legs or sneak in a quick
nap. He’ll stop to play a tune from a quest-given harmonica or bathe in a
Recharging Spring, prompting the BB to respond with appreciative coos and
On The Move
Sam can move at different paces despite being loaded to
the brim with cargo and equipment. We see Sam equip an “Active Skeleton” that
lets him run faster and farther. He also pulls off some rather epic jumps
despite his massive pack of cargo — getting around should be a lot more interesting
once you acquire one of these. We can also see Sam steal a MULE truck for a
quick escape, and later on, ride a motorcycle, illustrating that traversal in
Death Stranding can take many forms.
Lighten The Load
Sam can also equip a Floating Carrier: a hovering palette
of sorts that Sam can pack cargo onto, and be pulled along behind him as he
walks. This should make a big difference in terms of Sam’s capacity to
transport goods, speeding up deliveries and allowing for more flexibility
should he come across lost cargo he doesn’t want to leave behind.
That Floating Carrier Can
Carry You, Too
Later in the video we see Sam hop onto his empty Floating
Carrier to zoom down from his high vantage point and stealthily approach a MULE
camp. This sort of speedy, convenient traversal hints at multiple ways to
approach a challenge, giving Sam an even more efficient way of getting down
beyond the rope and ladders we’ve already seen.
Don’t Be A Drag
Sam finds himself in danger in the second half of the
footage, when his sensor alerts him to nearby activity. We see him struggle to
shift his weight and break free from the BT’s tar covered grip, and eventually
be dragged into combat with a more formidable foe. If running isn’t an option,
as it appears in this section of gameplay, then removing packages to keep Sam
lighter during combat is. He’ll need to move swiftly to lob Hematic and EX
Grenades (we’ll let you guess what those are made from) or use the Anti-BT
Handgun from a distance. Should you survive, don’t forget to grab your
Make Meaningful Connections
Sam isn’t alone in the world of Death Stranding. We see
him complete a couple deliveries throughout the new footage, one to return lost
cargo and the other in which he approaches a larger facility and is met with a
hologram version of one of its residents. Upon delivery completion, each
facility representative greeted Sam to thank him for his trouble and allowed
him to add their base to a larger sprawling Chiral Network. It seems these
forged connections are at the heart of his journey.
Briefing trailer revealed
Aside from the gameplay video, a new trailer was
released. It explained what Sam Bridge’s mission is and what the game is all
The game will launch on Nov. 8. It will be released exclusively on PlayStation 4.