Death Stranding Releasing November 8, Pre-order and Edition Bonuses Revealed

The more we see of Death Stranding, the more intriguing it gets. Release date, pre-order bonuses, and editions announced.

It's been a long time coming, but Kojima Productions has finally shown us more of what's to come in Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima's first project since separating from Konami.

Throughout its near nine minutes, the trailer finally gives us a glimpse into the world of Death Stranding and it's not just cutscene footage.

In a world changed by an event yet unseen, humans must forge connections with one another amidst the threat presented by "BTs". It's best to watch the trailer itself than to read my stumbling through of how to describe it. However, let's just say that Kojima seems not to have lost his touch. From Kojima's Twitter:

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 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 playing the game, I hope you'll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.

Now please enjoy the latest Death Stranding trailer.

Hideo Kojima

Along with the trailer comes a release date. Death Stranding will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on November 8. Naturally, with this announcement are pre-order bonuses and different editions, so let's jump right into that since it's easily describable.

Those who pre-order any edition of Death Stranding will receive the following pre-order bonuses:

  • Gold "Sam" sunglasses for in-game use
  • Gold hat for in-game use
  • Gold armor plate for in-game use
  • Gold speed skeleton for in-game use
  • Chibi Ludens PSN avatar

There are also four separate editions, all but standard with their own bonuses: Standard Edition, Collector's Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Special Edition.

Collector's Edition bonuses

  • BRIDGES cargo case
  • Full-sized BB Pod
  • Custom Steelbook
  • Ludens keychain
  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding) digital download and behind the scenes making of video
  • 10 PSN avatars
  • All of the pre-order bonuses

Digital Deluxe Edition Bonuses

  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding) digital download and behind the scenes making of video
  • 10 PSN avatars
  • All of the pre-order bonuses

Special Edition Bonuses

  • Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding) digital download and behind the scenes making of video
  • Custom Steelbook
  • In-game gold "Ludens Mask" sunglasses

The Death Stranding trailer got me more hyped than I have any business being. It's a long time to November, but good things come to those who wait.

Associate Editor

Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published May. 29th 2019

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