With the Death Stranding release date of November 8, Hideo Kojima took to the stage at TGS 2019 to show off an extended look at the PS4 exclusive’s gameplay. Clocking in at around 49 minutes, Death Stranding appears to have more in common with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than Kojima’s past works like Metal Gear Solid. This is far from a bad thing depending on your gameplay preferences. That said, the emphasis on traversal and exploration complete with a durability mechanic (for your shoes, not weapons) and sinister beasts to battle are some interesting elements to contend with.

In addition to this, Death Stranding features varied landscapes along with slick menus and vehicles aplenty. During the gameplay session, Kojima showed off different ways of getting around such as a bike, hijacking a truck from an enemy camp and sledding across terrain. There are even safe houses and springs in the game world that let you recoup after intense encounters. Check it out here.

Death Stranding’s gameplay and combat reveal at TGS 2019 shows off Hideo Kojima’s PS4 exclusive at its best. What you need to know.

Previously, Kojima Productions released a story trailer for the PS4 exclusive. Officially known as the Death Stranding Briefing Trailer, it consists of cinematics aplenty, it sheds light on Death Stranding’s story, character motives, and more. You’ll don the role of Sam who is tasked with reconnecting the USA or UCA as it’s known in the game.

It features Amelie (Lindsey Wagner) who appears to be the leader of the US. Sam (Norman Reedus) as well as Die-Hardman (Tommie Earl Jenkins) also play a part in it with the latter running Bridges, an organisation seeking to reconnect the nation. In the trailer, Sam is asked to run a rescue mission in the West Coast with Amelie using holograms and stop-motion toy soldiers to explain the situation. You can watch it right here.

In more tangible Death Stranding news, you can pre-order the Special Edition of the game in India right now.

Death Stranding has two limited edition variants — Special and Collector’s. While Sony is yet to confirm the latter, the former is indeed making it to India. Speaking to The Mako Reactor, retailers have been told that they will receive stock of Death Stranding Special Edition with pre-orders starting now.

The Death Stranding Special Edition price is Rs. 4,999 and should have a release date in line with the standard edition of the game — November 8, 2019. Expect the likes of Amazon and Flipkart to have it listed in addition to specialist storefronts like Games The Shop. Offline stores have already started taking pre-orders.

Death Stranding Special Edition

The Death Stranding Special Edition has a price of Rs. 4,999 much like the God of War Limited Edition and the Spider-Man PS4 Special Edition that eventually skipped India. Here’s what you get.

  • SteelBook case
  • Pre-order bonus content: All standard edition pre-order bonus content
  • Special gold version of the Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses earned through gameplay
  • Digital bonuses: Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding),
  • Music Album Digital Download, Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Death Stranding is out on November 8 for the PS4.