Sony has finally announced the release date for Death Stranding, the much-anticipated PS4 title from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. The game will launch on November 8, 2019.
Death Stranding is Kojima’s first game since leaving Konami and is something of a departure from what we’ve seen him and his team do in the past.
During the trailer, main character Sam is shown exploring a strange open-world filled with mysterious creatures. We see him riding a motorbike and, separately, being attacked by some of the world’s monsters. Elsewhere he wields an assault rifle to retaliate.
The release date was revealed in a peculiar Twitch stream in which footage was slowly uncovered by fading handprints. The stream eventually showed an extensive trailer that included gameplay footage.
Until now, little had been known about Death Stranding, with Kojima Productions and Sony remaining tight-lipped for much of the game’s development cycle. The cast includes a number of celebrities, such as The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus in the lead role, as well as Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro, and Troy Baker.
A recent report said Death Stranding could come to PS5, but that has not yet been announced. For now, it will be coming to PS4 only on November 8.