Death Stranding Game's Heartman Character Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
PS4 game launches on November 8

Sony began streaming a new character video on Saturday for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game. Game director Hideo Kojima first screened the trailer at the Comic Con International: San Diego event last weekend.

Kojima stated in a Twitter post that the character is a member of BRIDGES whose heart stops every 21 minutes. After that, he spends three minutes in the world of the dead, and then he comes back to life by AED. He does this 60 times a day. The character's likeness is based on filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, but Refn is not voicing the character. Houchu Ohtsuka is voicing the character in the Japanese version of the game.

The game will ship on November 8. The Collector's Edition of the game will include special cases, a BB Pod, a Ludens keychain, a digital soundtrack with behind-the-scenes video, 10 PSN character avatars, and four in-game items. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include the soundtrack, avatars, and in-game items. The Special Edition will include the Steelbook case, soundtrack, and in-game Ludens Mask item. The Japanese version of the game will include both English and Japanese audio tracks, but Kojima Productions has not yet revealed if the North American version of the game will also have the Japanese audio track.

The game's cast in both English and Japanese includes:

The Japanese cast will also include Tomokazu Sugita, and the English cast will also include Jesse Corti, Emily O'Brien, and Darren Jacobs.

Kojima Productions describes the game:

Besieged by death's tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.

Kojima Productions is developing the game using Guerilla Games' Decima Engine. The game will be an action game, and will have open-world elements with "some degree of freedom." Kojima stated the game's name originates from the phenomenon of cetacean stranding, where dolphins and whales wash up on land and die. While other games offer elements analogous to "sticks" for gameplay, Death Stranding will also offer "ropes" to tie and link players together.

Sources: Hideo Kojima's Twitter account, PlayStation's YouTube channel

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