9-Minute Release Date Reveal Trailer Drops for Hideo Kojima’s ‘Death Stranding’

Ever since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain dropped in 2015 and it was clear that Hideo Kojima- the franchise’s visionary creator- would no longer be working for Konami, fans of his work waited with baited breath to see what he would create next. Since E3 2016, we knew his new company, Kojima Productions, was working on a new title called Death Stranding, and we’ve since been treated to a variety of unusual teaser trailers featuring the uncanny digital renderings of Hollywood royalty such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro. But as the years went by, so did many people’s hopes that we’d ever get to play the game any time soon. That all changes today with a brand-new trailer featuring extensive gameplay footage and the official release date for the highly-anticipated game!

Today’s “Release Date Reveal” trailer runs eight minutes and fifty-two seconds long, and it’s chock full of interesting gameplay elements and new cut scenes featuring even more Hollywood luminaries. At the end of its impressive run sits a message we’ve all been waiting for: “AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 8, 2019”

That’s right: in just five months, gamers everywhere can finally play this game on their Playstation 4s!

In addition to Reedus’, Mikkelsen’s, and del Toro’s in-game characters, today’s trailer also shows off the digital renderings of Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Bond 25, The Lobster), Margaret Qualley (The Other Guys, The Leftovers), and Nicolas Winding Refn (director of Drive, Only God Forgives, and The Neon Demon). The trailer also reveals that Death Stranding won’t simply rest on the laurels of its star-studded cast. The gameplay footage features diverse environments such as lush mountains, thick forests, and swampy wetlands. Some of the enemies and the game’s combat system evoke memories of the supernatural military forces that plagued Venom Snake in Metal Gear Solid V. They appear out of nowhere and haunt the natural scenery with a level of creepiness that’s often reserved for straight-up horror titles.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of Death Stranding as soon as it breaks!

 

John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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