“Death Stranding” is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the “Strand” or connection.
As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or “Strands” with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.
These are the words of the legendary game creator, Hideo Kojima, about Death Stranding, an upcoming action game developed by Kojima Productions, that will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4 on November 8. Also, Death Stranding is the first game from director Hideo Kojima and his reformed development studio after their disbandment from Konami in 2015.
The story is simple. 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. The action is set in an open world environment, which also includes multiplayer functions, and it’s somehow focused on the connection between life and death.
The good news is that Death Stranding is already available on the PlayStation Store if you are willing to pre-order it. SIE is saying that you have the option to choose between the Standard Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Collector’s Edition (all of which include the full game and bonus incentives for pre-ordering), but, for some reasons I don’t necessarily understand, I can see only the Digital Deluxe Edition available on PlayStation Store. Maybe they need some days to appear all over the store or something.
Here are the Editions’ Charts, as I found them on the official blog, but a little more organised. 🙂
Death Stranding – Standard Edition
The Standard Edition contains the game plus a voucher to download a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar, a Death Stranding PS4 Dynamic Theme at launch, and gold versions of in-game items earned through gameplay: Gold “Sam” Sunglasses, Gold Hat, Gold Speed Skeleton (increase the speed of Sam’s movement when equipped), Gold Armor Plate (increase protection against any damage Sam takes), if you pre-order the game.
Death Stranding – Special Edition
The Special Edition includes a collectible Steelbook case, all incentives offered through the Standard Edition, a special gold version of the Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses earned through gameplay, as well as these digital bonuses: Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding) – Music Album Digital Download, and Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video.
Death Stranding – Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes all incentives offered through both Standard and Special Edition, plus 3 special gold versions of in-game items earned through gameplay: Gold Power Skeleton (Enhance Sam’s ability to handle heavy cargo), Gold All-Terrain Skeleton (Enhance Sam’s ability to balance himself on uneven terrain) and Gold Armor Plate – Level 2 (Stronger protection for Sam against falls, gunfire, and more).
Death Stranding – Collector’s Edition
Collector’s Edition contains all Digital Deluxe Edition in-game items and bonus contents, the Special Edition Steelbook, plus a life-sized BB Pod Statue, the BRIDGES Cargo Case and the Ludens Keychain.
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