Death Stranding Game's Videos Preview Gameplay, Characters

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Ludens Fan's character model based on Geoff Keighley, voiced by Matthew Mercer

The official PlayStation YouTube channel began streaming on Tuesday three English character trailers for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game that were unveiled at Monday's Gamescom Opening Night Live press conference. The first video previews gameplay, including mechanics like urination and baby soothing. It also introduces Ludens Fan, a newly revealed character whose model is based on The Game Awards presenter Geoff Keighley and voiced in English by Matthew Mercer. The other two character videos highlight Mama, Deadman, and Bridge Baby.

Ludens Fan - gameplay trailer


Deadman and Bridge Baby

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 Emily O'Brien.

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.

Source: PlayStation's YouTube channel

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