It’s pretty clear now that Sony was correct that they doesn’t need a typical E3 press conference to make a splash. After teasing us for the last day or so, we finally have an official Death Stranding release date which was dropped toward the end of the game’s newest trailer today.
The new nine minute Death Stranding trailer shows us a lot, obviously. But most that have seen the new content are still just as confused as ever in regards to the game’s plot. It appears to take place within a post-apocalyptic version of the United States. But who heroes, villains and the supernatural entities are that are spattered about remain mostly a mystery.
The footage did include a bit of gameplay segments interspersed throughout it. But the majority of what we saw was mostly from appears to stem from the game’s plethora of cutscenes. It did confirm many of the game’s robust cast that are involved though. Notable names include Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Guillermo del Toro, Nicolas Winding Refn, Lindsay Wagner, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins and Emily O’Brien.
All in all, it was an impressive showing for Kojima and his team. Credited for the game’s scenario, game design, production and direction, Kojima is probably still quite content that the majority of the project itself remains a mystery.
With the Death Stranding release date now set for November 8th, many wonder what that means for the title that was previously planned for the time frame – The Last of Us 2. As you might have surmised, it likely means Naughty Dog’s sequel is getting delayed, and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier suggested just that and more.
Schreier stated that “I recently heard from a person familiar with goings-on at Sony that it’s been delayed to early 2020, likely February. And Ghost of Tsushima will follow in the next few months, with the PlayStation 5 likely launching next fall.”
You can read up more on Death Stranding and checkout the preorder bonuses, Special and Collector’s Edition via the PlayStation Blog.