PS4 game launches on November 8
Sony started on Saturday with streaming a new character video for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game. Game Director Hideo Kojima showed the trailer for the first time at Comic Con International: San Diego last weekend.
Kojima stated in a Twitter post that the character is a member of BRIDGES, whose heart stops every 21 minutes. Afterwards he spends three minutes in the world of the dead and is then brought back to life by AED. He does that 60 times a day. The similarity of the figure is based on the filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, but Refn does not pronounce the figure. Houchu Ohtsuka voices the character in the Japanese version of the game.
The game will be delivered on the 8th of November. The Collector's Edition of the game features special cases, a BB pod, a ludens keychain, a digital soundtrack with behind-the-scenes video, 10 PSN character avatars, and four game items. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the soundtrack, avatars and in-game items. The Special Edition contains the Steelbook case, the soundtrack and the subject of Luden's Mask in the game. The Japanese version of the game will contain both English and Japanese audio tracks, but Kojima Productions has not yet revealed whether the North American version of the game will include the Japanese audio track.
The cast of the game in English and Japanese includes:
Kojima Productions describes the game:
Sam Bridges is haunted by the flood of death and has to face a world that has been completely transformed by death. Sam takes the stranded remnants of the future in hand and goes step by step on a journey to reunite the broken world. What is the mystery of Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road? A genre that defines the game experience contains these and other answers.
Kojima Productions develops the game with the Decima Engine from Guerilla Games. The game will be an action game containing elements of the open world with "a degree of freedom". Kojima stated that the name of the game comes from the phenomenon of whale sharking, where dolphins and whales are washed ashore and die. While other games offer elements analogous to "sticks" for gameplay, Death Stranding also offers "ropes" for binding and connecting players.