Death Stranding Gets a Release Date

Who Needs E3?

Originally today’s article was going to be about whether or not Sony would have any information to share around E3, it didn’t seem likely with the previous state of play happening so recently and showing off Final Fantasy VII seemed like the perfect lead in to E3 and all the other games coming that aren’t related to Sony. However, All of that changed when a few days ago, May 29 was teased by both Hideo Kojima and the Official Kojima Productions Twitter handles. Here we are, the day of, and we finally have some answers to some questions.

For the first time ever we are seeing gameplay that doesn’t involve just walking or using a vehicle of some sort to traverse the country quicker. Combat and in game cutscenes were shown off today, giving much more context to the game itself. The events of the game are recently post-apocalyptic, set in a United States that has fallen for some reason, the president is sick and depends on Sam (Norman Reedus) to bring the country together even though he doubts it can happen.

On Twitter, Hideo Kojima posted an Image talking about the themes of the game and why he thought this game was important to make now. Bringing communities in game, and in the real world, gamers together in a new way this sounds like an ambitious project that could end up backfiring on them in ways they don’t expect, the base game and everything aside from the small multiplayer component included, this seems like a rock solid game that is an immediate contender for game of the year.

Some other things such as the babies, what they symbolize, and what they are used for in the game were clarified a little bit. Along with the roles of some of the supporting cast of characters around Sam. While no direct context was given, a general feel for the character and who they are in the world was shown for the first time for many characters. There are still plenty of questions to be answered, starting with the new catchphrase for the game “Tomorrow is in your hands” how literal that is and how that relates to the game is yet to be seen, but now that we have a better understanding of what this game is, it is safe to say that it looks pretty good.

For now that is about all we know for sure about the game, what other secrets may be lurking in the shadows we don’t know yet. But, on the bright side, we don’t have to wait much longer for the game to release, Death Stranding officially releases November 8th this year only on Playstation. The game is available to preorder right now so if this is the game you have been waiting for, now you can officially start the countdown.

Are you excited to finally play Death Stranding? What else would you like us to cover next? Let us know in the comments down below and make sure to Like, Share, and Subscribe for more Bring Your Own Games!

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