Whatever is going on inside Hideo Kojima’s head looks like one hell of a journey. Death Stranding’s newest trailer finally gives us a few more answers to the mysteries that we’ve been pondering at as we await the release of the mysterious Death Stranding.
The trailer may be a little confusing at first (and no matter how much information we get it may still be just as confusing), but the official Death Stranding website gives a little insight to some of the nuances hidden within the trailer.
What is Death Stranding? – From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) comes an all-new, genre-defying open world action adventure for PS4, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner.
In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.
Face Unique Challenges – Arm yourself and take aim at a variety of objectives in your mission to reunite a broken nation, while balancing under the weight of your cargo as you travel. Protect your supplies from wild bandits, and stay safe from the terrifying Beached Things… or face failing those who depend on you.
Death is not the End – There is no traditional ‘game over’ state in Death Stranding. Lose your life during combat and you’ll find yourself in an upside-down realm, searching for a way back to the living. Choose your combat methods carefully, as killing your foe is almost never the solution – and every death carries a consequence.
Assist Other Players – Help other travelers without ever crossing paths via asynchronous online gameplay. Send supplies, share safe houses and walk in the footsteps of fellow couriers to reunite civilization.
Some of Death Stranding’s key features, such as asynchronous online interaction with other players, haven’t been clearly noted in the trailers, but a lot of the content mentioned on Death Stranding’s website sure does support much of the hype for the latest Kojima project.
Death Stranding releases exclusively on PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.