Kojima Fans have been looking forward to San Diego Comic-Con, hoping to see more of the upcoming mysterious Death Stranding. While talking to press and fans during his Comic-Con 2019 press conference, Hideo Kojima, the visionary game director behind games such as the Metal Gear Solid series, unveiled two brand new PlayStation 4 disc cover arts for Death Stranding. Kojima also revealed Nicolas Winding Refn as an addition to Death Standing’s cast.
Death Stranding is being touted as something new and something that hasn’t been attempted before in the gaming industry. Which is why it is being kept under wraps and very little is known about Death Stranding’s world and setting at this time. This is the same reason why SDCC 19 was so important for Death Stranding.
During is San Diego Comic-Con panel, Hideo Kojima surprised the crowd by showcasing two different cover arts for Death Stranding. Take a look below:
The first cover is pretty normal. It is simply a plain cover with only just a ¾ visual perspective of Norman Reedus’ character. This very common and we have seen this plenty of times in movie posters and game covers.
However, the second Death Stranding PlayStation 4 cover is where it gets interesting. Right off the bat, we can notice that the suit is pretty much the same with the exception of the yellow device, whatever that is.
In addition to that, Norman Reedus’ character, Sam, is covered in some sort of black liquid that definitely isn’t mud. We have seen this liquid in almost every Death Stranding trailer so far. This black liquid is the same kind the “Death Stranding” have in the game. The black, dirty design of it definitely gives off a dark, hostile vibe and Sam being covered in it is bad news.
We also learned about another Death Stranding character, Heartman, who is being played by Nicolas Winding Refn (film director of Drive). The Death Stranding cast includes talented Hollywood actors like Norman Reedus as Sam, Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Guillermo del Toro as Deadman, Troy Baker as Higgs, Lindsay Wagner as Amelie, Margaret Qualley as Mama, Léa Seydoux as Fragile, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman and more.
Death Stranding is being developed by Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment exclusively for PlayStation 4. Pre-orders for the game are now open with a November 8, 2019 release date.