Release Date 

Death Stranding release on the Playstation 4 November 8th, 2019.

 Release Date Trailer 

 Impressions 

Everyone was upset when Kojima left Konami, how would there be any more worthwhile Metal Gear games without this man at the helm?  We were only backed up by this assumption after Metal Gear Survive came out and proved our fears true by something we would have never saw with Kojima running things.  However, it was good to know he was not done with gaming at all.

Death Stranding is his latest project, one most dubbed “Reedus with a Fetus”.  No one had any idea what it was going to be about, various articles came out even saying that those who were working on the title had no idea what the game was aiming for and that even Kojima himself may not know.  Still, this is the man with a cinematic eye who created the Metal Gear series, surely it had to pan into something.

This release date trailer means that the game is moving forward fine, and it seems that there is no lack of talent trying to make this work; Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, etc.  These people have given their exact likeness for this game, meaning that it is going to feel more like a moving movie because we recognize these people, that in itself is pretty cool.

I am still heavily confused about the gameplay, though their seems to be multiple aspects to it; exploration, fighting, traveling between “world”.  I have no idea what this game is about, though it seems as though there is some type of plot which is good, I was worried that it would be a complete convoluted mess.  Though, to be honest, it still might be one but at least it seems fun and it looks great.

I am looking forward to Death Stranding at the end of the day and plan on making it a day 1 purchase if only to see what the mad lad Kojima has come up with.  Nothing left for us to do but to wait for more trailers, information, and for November 8th to roll around.