Death Stranding’s Launch Trailer Revealed at Paris Games Week

Hideo Kojima has taken the stage at Paris Games Week, releasing the Launch Trailer of his much-anticipated title, Death Stranding. Coming after a number of other trailers that have come out during the past three years, but have always left us wanting more, this trailer comes just a few days before the official launch of the game on the PlayStation 4.

Death Stranding Launch Trailer Death Stranding’s new launch trailer was revealed today, the 30th of October, during the Paris Games Week, after the game’s director Hideo Kojima, who also edited the trailer himself, took the stage. 

Death Stranding is the first game coming from Kojima Productions after they disbanded from Konami in 2015, and will feature actor Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Troy Baker amongst others, who did the 3D modelling and voice acting for the game. 

This week already came bearing good news for PC gamers in regards to Death Stranding, long theorized to be a PlayStation exclusive, when Kojima himself tweeted that the game will also be available for PC in the Summer of 2020. With nine days to go until the release for the PlayStation 4, this Launch Trailer arrives just in time to create more expectation on this much-anticipated title. 

Mads Mikkelsen appears to portray an antagonist role in the game.

Let’s not forget that the game was originally teased all the way back in 2016 during that year’s E3, with the news of Konami and Kojima Production disbanding, and the announcement of Kojima’s deal with Sony still very fresh. Three years later, the game is ready for players and might be one of the last big titles coming for the PlayStation 4, considering that the PlayStation 5 is expected to hit the market in the Holiday season of 2020.

Death Stranding’s premise is quite interesting, exploring the importance of human connections and the relationship between life and death, as far as we can tell. Kojima has stated that this game will be similar to his earlier Metal Gear, although is in unclear just how similar these two titles will be. 

People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation. Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the “Strand” or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or “Strands” with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.

Hideo Kojima

The game will then play with the idea of these strands or bonds and their importance for humanity. If you are interested in a more in-depth analysis based on older trailers and teasers, our Death Stranding Analysis might come handy. We’ll see how right we were in the upcoming weeks, and we can’t wait.

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