Death Stranding’s epic new nine minute trailer went heavy on gameplay footage, but its Japanese edit included a little extra for eagle-eyed fans. This clip, extracted by PythonSelkanHD, shows protagonist Sam stumbling his way through a conflict with a giant tentacle-type creature. Can it be killed? It’s unclear – but we see a few seconds of shooting, with Norman Reedus’ alter-ego seemingly able to change ammunition type on the fly.

While we know that much of Hideo Kojima’s latest will centre on survival, traversal, and stealth, we still don’t have a complete grasp on what the gameplay loop will look like. If this video is anything to go by, though, it looks like you can expect some truly crazy conflicts. We wouldn't have it any other way.

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