E3 2018: Kojima's Death Stranding Trailer Shows Gameplay And Story

Give me your hand in...Death Stranding.

We've all been waiting for more details on Hideo Kojima's new game Death Stranding, and Sony's E3 press conference delivered in a big way. In the new trailer, gameplay and story elements were showcased with the main character (using Normad Reedus' likeness) trekking across a vast, rain-drenched mountain range. But in true Death Stranding fashion, cryptic message littered the trailer.

Norman Reedus' character appeared to have skull tattoo on his hand at first, and the video then moves to him in a variety of environments. Gameplay showed him traversing rivers, climbing the side of a mountain, walking across expansive plains, then Martian-like dirt areas with floating drones around. It then cuts to him naked in a shower with cuts on his feet. The further he walks, the more boxes he seems to acquire, which pile up on his back.

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Among the cryptic messages were the phrases "Give me your hand in life," "Give me your hand in death," "Give me your hand in flesh," and "Give me your hand in spirit."

Later, we see Reedu's character encounter a woman who helps him avoid detection by floating, invisible monsters. Toward the end, we see the character equip a device on his back that seemingly reveals the monsters periodically, but as he (and the infamous baby) try to move past them, the monsters take notice and begin pulling him into the ground as the trailer ends.

Unfortunately, we didn't get a Death Stranding release date or even a firm grasp on what gameplay consists of, but we'll report back as we learn more.

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