Sony showed off some gameplay for Hideo Kojima's upcoming game Death Stranding during their E3 2018 press conference on Monday night.
This trailer was also the first time we saw Léa Seydoux's (Spectre, Blue is the Warmest Color) character in the game, who aids Norman Reedus's character in the trailer. It is still unclear as to what her exact role in the game will be, however, in a post-conference blog post Sony revealed that she will be one of the game's heroines.
We also got a peek at Lindsay Wagner's (The Bionic Woman) character. Wagner was another actress who's involvement in the project was previously unknown.
Check out the full trailer below:
The gameplay we saw consisted of the main character Sam trying to navigate past the invisible monsters of Death Stranding using a device that alerts him to their location. The device seems to be hooked up to the baby that he is delivering to somewhere.
We also got a brief glimpse into world traversal, as we saw Sam carrying a variety of packages through environments like rocky mountain ranges and rivers. At one point, we even saw him lose some of his packages, implying delivering things could be a game objective on its own. Sam refers to himself as a delivery man in the trailer, too.
The post-conference blog post talked a little bit more about Sam as a character:
Some might have already picked up on this, but Sam is unlike any other hero you may have seen in games before. A typical hero is usually some sort of elite or someone with a military background. Sam is not. He is a working man of sorts — a hands-on professional. Someone with a skillset akin to a blue-collar worker.Related to the possible delivery mechanic, the trailer also showed drones following Sam as he delivered packages like boxes, dead bodies, and a baby. We also saw Sam do things like tightrope walk across crevasses. Again, however, it's hard to tell what these mechanics will mean for the game at large.
Death Stranding still does not have a release date/window. It will, however, be a PlayStation exclusive, either for the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. It is being developed by Kojima Productions.
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