Death Stranding is one of PlayStation's biggest upcoming exclusives, but we still don't know too much about it as a whole. In an attempt to bring every bit of known information under one roof, we've created this FAQ to give you every fact and figure we know of so far. The game is a lot closer than we originally though, and what we do know points towards one of the most intriguing and fascinating experiences in video games.
What is Death Stranding?
It's a question we're still struggling to answer - what exactly is Death Stranding? From footage we've gleaned through so far, we can confidently say that it'll be a third-person action adventure game with a heavy emphasis on story.
As protagonist Sam Bridges, your main task is to reunite civilisation by resorting the broken nation of America. You'll need to find numerous routes through the world as you transport cargo as a courier - protecting your supplies from bandits and other enemies.
However, here's where things get weird. The title is described as a "connected" one - an experience that everyone is playing together. At the Tribeca Film Festival, Hideo Kojima said: "I also threw in a really new idea. You're connecting the game, and everyone is playing it together, and you'll be connected, everyone will be connected together as well. I can't say anything because Sony will be very unhappy. I don't want to be disconnected from Sony."
Who Develops Death Stranding?
Death Stranding is developed by Kojima Productions. It is the studio's first title under that name, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Is Death Stranding a PlayStation Exclusive?
Yes, Death Stranding is a PlayStation exclusive. It will not appear on any other non-Sony console or PC. This is due to the efforts made by Sony in aiding the development of the game, along with providing an engine.
Will Death Stranding Release on PS4?
Death Stranding is currently announced as a PS4 game, and will indeed release on the platform.
Will Death Stranding Release on PS5?
Death Stranding has not been announced for PlayStation 5, however, the PS4 version will be playable on the next-gen system thanks to backwards compatability. There is a very good chance that Death Stranding will launch on PS5 too, or receive some sort of enhanced edition down the line.
What's Death Stranding's Release Date?
Death Stranding will release on PS4 on 8th November 2019.
Does Death Stranding Have a Collector's Edition?
Yes, Death Stranding will release with a series of different versions at various pricepoints.
The Special Edition comes with a steelbook case, a pair of "Ludens Mask" sunglasses, the soundtrack, and a behind the scenes video. Pre-ordering gets you the same rewards as the standard version.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition is next up. Pre-order this version to get all the aforementioned digital rewards, plus special gold versions of certain in-game items. Gold seems important in this game.
And finally, the Collector's Edition. This box of wonders comes with a life-size BB Pod -- the capsule with a baby inside. That won't be a freaky addition to your living room at all. You'll also get a BRIDGES cargo case and a Ludens keychain, as well as all the digital goodies.
Who Do You Play as in Death Stranding?
You will play as a man named Sam Bridges, who is modelled after and voiced by Norman Reedus.
Who Else Appears in Death Stranding?
Alongside Norman Reedus, the confirmed celebrities are as follows:
- Mads Mikkelsen plays Cliff
- Lea Seydoux plays Fragile
- Lindsay Wagner plays Amelie
- Troy Baker plays Higgs
- Tommie Earl Jenkins plays Die-Hardman
- Margaret Qualley plays Mama
- Guillermo Del Toro plays Deadman (Special appearance without voiceover or motion capture)
- Nicolas Winding Refn plays Heartman (Special appearance without voiceover or motion capture)
What are the Enemies in Death Stranding?
Death Stranding's enemies comes in different shapes, sizes, and dimensions. Traditional bandits hunt you down for your cargo, while Beached Things hunt you down with their invisibility.
There is no traditional Game Over screen either, as an upside-down realm gives you the chance to fight your way back to the living.
Is Death Stranding Open World?
Yes, Death Stranding is an open world game.
Will Death Stranding Have Multiplayer?
We simply don't know yet if Death Stranding will feature any sort of multiplayer components. It's definitely a possibility though due to the game's "connected" nature.
What Trailers and Gameplay Have Been Released for Death Stranding So Far?
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