Death Stranding Livestream Delivers A Release Date, New Trailer
Like taking candy from a weird clone baby.
Update 2: Sure enough, a new trailer for Death Stranding has been revealed as part of the Twitch livestream. More importantly, we also got a release date: Death Stranding releases for PS4 on November 8. As you might expect, the trailer was a weird one, but it also provided us with one of our best looks yet at the game. As such, we have an in-depth trailer breakdown looking at every detail we noticed.
Update: Death Stranding's Twitch stream is now live. The video is revealing more every minute, as handprint shapes are taken away from an obfuscating black foreground. So far footage of a motorbike vehicle has been shown, as well as glimpses of characters. Take a look at the stream below for up-to-date footage. Meanwhile, both Death Stranding's release date and pre-order bonuses may have been leaked--and, if true, the game is launching on PS4 later this year. Its PSN page briefly went live early this morning. Whatever the case, we'll be learning much more later today. Original story follows.
Game director Hideo Kojima recently began teasing an impending announcement for Death Stranding. A subsequent tweet suggested a reveal of some sort was coming this Thursday, May 30, but that came from a Japanese account, so for those in the US it will actually come on Wednesday, May 29. Those teases weren't terribly clear on what to expect, but now we have a better idea of where you should keep an eye.
The PlayStation Twitch channel has had a full Death Stranding makeover, complete with a banner for the game and the title, "Death Stranding: Tomorrow Is In Your Hands." Appropriately enough, the placeholder video while we await the stream shows various handprints appearing and then vanishing. Sometimes the handprints stay static long enough to see snippets of video playing behind them. You can watch the stream below.
It's all very vague and eerie, but that's par for the course for the mind-bending game from Kojima. Previous trailers have been similarly odd, and the fan community has already begun speculating about what it could all mean.
This stream puts a Death Stranding reveal a few weeks ahead of E3 2019. Sony is officially skipping the event, but promised it would be "exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019." Part of that has been its new State of Play streams that debut new game announcements and trailers. This Twitch takeover appears to be another avenue for Sony to show its wares without a big trade show press conference.