Developer Kojima Productions has now released the Japanese version of Death Stranding trailer. The majority of the Japanese trailer is similar to the first trailer which we saw during the live stream yesterday. However, the new Japanese version of Death Stranding trailer includes some new footage that we didn’t see in the first trailer.
The clip which you can see below shows the extra footage. First, we see Norman Reedus’ character, Sam going face to face against a nasty looking boss (comprised of black liquid) in the forest. It seems like one of the boss fights in Death Stranding. Further, this boss fight is accompanied by a Japanese rock soundtrack playing at the back.
After the boss sequence, we see more of Lindsay Wagner’s character in Death Stranding. Lindsay Wagner is seen being approached by Troy Baker’s character who wears a golden mask. If this additional footage tells anything, it is the fact that we will see some crazy boss fights in the game.
According to Death Stranding trailer, we will be playing as Sam Porter Bridges (played by Norman Reedus). Sam will be traveling across a post-apocalyptic with an aim to “reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society”. Here’s how Hideo Kojima explains the game:
People have built ‘Walls’ and become accustomed to living in isolation. Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the player’s goal is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. All elements including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of ‘Strand’, or a connection.
As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to ‘Bridge’ these divisions, and in doing so, create new bonds or ‘Strands’ with other players around the globe. Through your experience of playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the importance of forging connections with others.
In short, Death Stranding trailer looks fascinating, bizarre, creepy but also fun at the same time. The latest celebrity addition to Death Stranding cast is Nicolas Winding Refn. Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish director of a movie called Only God Forgives and Drive and will play as a character named “Heartman” in Death Stranding. Interestingly, “Heartman” is not being voiced by Nicolas Winding Refn as it’s done by someone else.
I asked my bestie, Nicolas, to be “HEARTMAN” in DS as special guest. We 3D scanned his head, body, and facial expressions to make his 3D model, but his acting and voice are done by a different performer, same as with Guillermo. ?????☔️ pic.twitter.com/wOGt0LfX89
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) 29 May 2019
Apart from him, Death Stranding cast includes Norman Reedus as Sam, Lea Seydoux as Fragile, actress Margaret Qualley as Mama, Lindsay Wagner as Amelie and Troy Baker as Higgs.
Kojima’s Death Stranding will release for Sony’s PlayStation 4 on November 8. Death Stranding editions include Standard Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Collector’s Edition. Collectors Edition of the game comes with a life-size baby pod statue and costs $200.