Death Stranding: Release Date & Special Editions Revealed

Hideo Kojima’s first game since parting way with Konami is coming sooner than a lot of people expected. Death Stranding, Kojima’s first game since Metal Gear Solid V, will be hitting the PS4, PS4 Pro exclusively on November 8, 2019.


Hideo Kojima released a special message to fans and it was published in the PlayStation Blog this morning. It reads:

A special message from Hideo Kojima

People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation. “Death Stranding” is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the “Strand” or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing 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.


The different editions of Death Stranding that will be available were also shown off today. It has been revealed that there will be a Standard Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition of the game. Pre ordering any edition will get you the following items:

  • Gold “Sam” Sunglasses
  • Gold Hat
  • Gold Speed Skeleton: Increase the speed of Sam’s movement when equipped
  • Gold Armor Plate: Increase protection against any damage Sam takes

Standard Edition for $59.99 USD MSRP/ $79.99 CAD MSRP

Pre Orders include (at launch):

  • Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar
  • Death Stranding PS4 Dynamic Theme

Special Edition $69.99 USD MSRP/ $89.99 CAD

  • Steelbook case
  • Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses earned through gameplay.
  • Digital bonuses: Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
    • Music Album Digital Download
    • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 USD / $99.99 CAD

  • Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses
  • Gold Power Skeleton: Enhance Sam’s ability to handle heavy cargo
  • Gold All-Terrain Skeleton: Enhance Sam’s ability to balance himself on uneven terrain
  • Gold Armor Plate (Level 2): Stronger protection for Sam against falls, gunfire, and more
  • Digital bonuses: Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
    • Music Album Digital Download
    • Behind the Scenes Making Of Digital Video

Collector’s Edition $199.99 USD MSRP / $249.99 CAD

  • All Digital Deluxe Edition in-game items and bonus content
  • Special Edition Steelbook
  • Life-sized BB Pod Statue
  • BRIDGES Cargo Case
  • Ludens Keychain

The wait is almost over and it is time for me to go watch this trailer a few thousand more times.

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