Whilst there was an eight minute trailer for Death Stranding revealed overnight, there’s still some murkiness over what you’ll actually be doing in the game when the game comes out on November 8th (which makes it all the more interesting).
The official website for the game reveals some interesting tidbits about the game and there’s been a significant amount of gameplay released in the trailer as well as a boss battle that was tucked away in the Japanese trailer.
Hideo Kojima posted a statement about the game:
Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the player’s goal is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. All elements including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of “strand” or connection.
After the collapse of civilization, Sam Bridges must journey across a ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to save mankind from the brink of extinction.
Face unique challenges
Arm yourself and take aim at a variety of objectives in your mission to reunite a broken nation, while balancing under the weight of your cargo as you travel. Protect your supplies from wild bandits, and stay safe from the terrifying Beached Things… or face failing those who depend on you.
Death is not the end
There is no traditional ‘game over’ state in Death Stranding. Lose your life during combat and you’ll find yourself in an upside-down realm, searching for a way back to the living. Choose your combat methods carefully, as killing your foe is > almost never the solution – and every death carries a consequence.
Assist other players
Help other travellers without ever crossing paths via asynchronous online gameplay. Send supplies, share safe houses and walk in the footsteps of fellow couriers to reunite civilisation.