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14th Sep 2019

WATCH: Death Stranding releases new trailer that finally reveals some of the plot

Rory Cashin

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There is also a bit where if you look at the lead character’s crotch for too long, he punches you in the face. So… there’s that.

We’ve had an eye on this for a while now.

When the guy who is best known for the brain-melting weirdness of the Metal Gear Solid series, as well as the sadly cancelled Silent Hills game, announces that he’s bringing us something so huge and unique and singular in its vision, well, you sit up and take notice.

Death Stranding is exactly that, an absolutely MASSIVE project, featuring actors Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Tommie Earl Jenkins (Tideland), Troy Baker (The Last Of Us), and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) as well as performances from directors Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive).

We’ve had a few trailers here and there for the past year or so, but no real understanding of what the plot of the game actually was, but now, thanks to the new briefing trailer below, we finally have a handle on it. Kind of.

Set in a future where the USA has been torn apart by “walls” (subtle), you play Sam Porter Bridges (Reedus), who has been assigned by what is left of the government to attempt to reconnect the people of different cities across the country and rebuild the country as a whole.

Apparently, these same connections can be made with other players in the game, although exactly how that plays out, we’re not fully sure of just yet.

First things first, here is that briefing trailer:

Clip via PlayStation

Of course, it doesn’t end there, as anyone who has been keeping up with Death Stranding and the oddness of carrying around an unborn psychic baby in a vase that has been a part of it since we first heard about the project.

Nope, off the back of Tokyo Games Week, even more footage was released, including this scene where Sam Porter Bridges is getting some kind of post-mission check-up, and if you (as in, you, the player) keep making the camera close in on his crotch, he’ll eventually get annoyed and stand up and whack you in the face.

Why? Who knows? But we’re 100% sure we want to find out.

Death Stranding is released on the PS4 on Friday 8 November.

Clip via GamersPrey