New Death Stranding Gameplay Trailer Revealed

The game is coming to PlayStation 4 on November 8

Sony has presented a new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s game, Death Stranding, that features characters shown before and a few new ones as well as gameplay footage, including combat and crafting system.

Check out the trailer below:

The trailer is accompanied by ''Path'' performed by Finnish band Apocalyptica

Let’s take a closer look at what was shown in the trailer.

Characters and actors

The trailer introduced as to a couple of new characters and cast including Nicolas Winding Refn and Margaret Qualley. Character posters were revealed alongside.

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Sam — Norman Reedus
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Cliff — Mads Mikkelsen
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Fragile — Léa Seydoux
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Mama — Margaret Qualley
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Deadman — Guillermo del Toro
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Heartman — Nicolas Winding Refn
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Die-Hardman — Tommie Earl Jenkins
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Higgs — Troy Baker
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Amelie — Lindsay Wagner
 

Gameplay

While previously we were shown Sam exploring the game world, traversing through plains and rivers, this time Kojima prepared something new.

To reach difficult places, Sam can use a set of tools including a portable ladder, which allows him to climb high areas or cross rivers and cracks. Another tool demonstrated was a climbing anchor that is used to ascend and descend cliffs. However, players don’t have to explore the world solely on foot as Sam was shown riding a kind of a tricycle, while there was also a truck driven by human enemies.

Combat-wise, Sam can hide in the foliage to avoid being spotted by humans, run to dodge attacks or engage in hand-to-hand combat with the help of dropped cargo.

Locations

In the trailer, we see a few already shown as well as a couple of new locations — or biomes, so to say. This way, Sam travels across the mountain area, goes through a destroyed manmade location and climbs snowy mountains, sinking into the snow just like in Red Dead Redemption 2. Reedus’ character then finds himself in a dark forest and on a WWWI battlefield.

Hideo Kojima has commented on the trailer reveal and release date announcement, clarifying the premises of the game:

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The game will have four editions, including both digital and physical copies.

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Standard Edition — full game and pre-order bonus (Chibi Ludens avatar, PS4 dynamic theme, and four gold in-game items)
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Special Edition — full game, four gold in-game items, soundtrack, and a steelbook case
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Digital Deluxe Edition — contents of Standard Edition, soundtrack and four more gold in-game items
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Collector’s Edition — Digitital Deluxe Edition contents, steelbook case, BB Pod statue, Ludens key ring, andBRIDGES cargo case
 

As of now, Death Stranding is due out for PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.