Death Stranding Launch Trailer Is Lengthy And Cinematic

Death Stranding has often been equal parts mysterious and inscrutable, but if there’s one aspect that was never in doubt, it’s that Hideo Kojima’s next game would be cinematic. The Metal Gear Solid producer has been known for his film-like presentations and performances featuring recognizable actors. The Death Stranding launch trailer is here, and unsurprisingly, it’s practically a movie trailer.

Clocking in at almost eight minutes, the trailer (above) features a ton of exposition and story content to whet your appetite for the game. We see the lead character, Sam (Norman Reedus) interacting with several characters and introducing details of the world.

That’s no surprise, given that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller says he sees the makings of a great filmmaker in Kojima’s work. That usually includes heavy use of cutscenes, and given the length of this trailer, it seems likely we’ll see plenty in the full game.

Death Stranding launches on PS4 on November 8. If you’d rather wait for the PC version, Kojima recently announced it will be coming next summer. Meanwhile, reviews will begin dropping on November 1 at 12:01 AM PT, so you won’t have to wait much longer to learn more about it.

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