Showing posts with label Kojima Productions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kojima Productions. Show all posts

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Norman Reedus narrates Sam's journey in world of Death Stranding in a newly released TV commercial trailer.

After initial announcement back in E3 2016 event, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment took their sweet time in revealing more details on their upcoming action game Death Stranding.

Now that we are only a month away from its official release date of November 8, 2019, game director Hideo Kojima has slowly started unpacking bits and pieces of his much anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title for eager fans.

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Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

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In a latest reveal, official YouTube channel for PlayStation launched a brand-new TV commercial trailer today.




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Opening scene of the commercial will come to anyone unfamiliar with concept of Death Stranding as a dramatic portrayal of a delivery man's journey who is just out there facing his daily woes to do his job but it is far more than that.

Actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) starring in as lead character Sam Porter Bridges, who is on a critical mission to unite a disconnected civilization by reconnecting its people by creating bonds among them.

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Sam walks near the edge of a crater that was created by a "Voidout" and sees a group of MULE enemies coming for him. Rather than engaging, he tries to avoid them and even refrain from killing even though his rivals were not feeling the same.

Yet he kept moving to do his job despite all obstacles thrown at him and at one point, Sam his Bridge Baby to see one of the menacing otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" or simply called BTs slowly arise from ground far-off.

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Despite being overly vague as always, new trailer actually cut to the chase and explains what Sam is up to. Narrated by Reedus himself, the video may draw some extra attention from television audience due to his popularity in TWD.

At launch, Death Stranding will be available in four different editions for PS4 console and Collector's Edition is worth $199.99. Hideo Kojima has assured fans that its multiplayer aspect will not require subscription to PlayStation Plus.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Tokyo Game Show 2019 presentation opens up with a "Briefing" for Death Stranding and deep within gameplay.

After a surprise appearance at Gamescom 2019, game director Hideo Kojima promised to reveal more gameplay details on upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Before starting TGS presentation, a seven-minute long "Briefing" trailer is released from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment that will unfold more story depth to already confused fans.

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Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

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Following "Briefing" trailer sheds light on how Sam Bridges has a key role to play in reconnecting the world.




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Protagonist Sam Porter Bridges is accompanied into White House Oval Office by Bridges affiliate, Die-Hardman. He shows Amelie to him as a new leader for United Cities of America in their first step to rebuild the entire nation.

She is the daughter of previous President Bridget and planned on connecting all remaining cities under Chiral Network. Sam however is not too pleased to see them or want to work for them, probably because of some bitter experience from past.

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She arranged a mission to look for survivors with best of Bridges 1 and successfully lead them all avoiding BTs (Beached Thing). In three years, they convinced many communities to join UCA but things went south when they came to Edge Knot City.

They came across a militant separatist group called "Homo Demons", who took out their team and held her hostage to protect their liberty. In actual, they are terrorists who kill people and don't shy away from engineering "Voidout".

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Sam is called in here to go for a rescue mission on Edge Knot City to bring Amelie back home from their grasp but he cynically declines to work for them ever again, saying they also are a cult like those Demons and he is not a part of them anymore.

Then a 49-minute long gameplay video presented by Kojima himself at Tokyo Game Show 2019 was unveiled to fans. To avoid any major spoilers he edited out a few things but rest is just a deep-dive into playing aspects of Death Stranding.

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Here goes the archive video of Death Stranding from PlayStation booth stage event, presented by director Hideo Kojima.




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Before heading onto any expedition, Sam has to prepare himself with cargo loadout and balance his tools. Every attachment carries weight on him which can impact his movement and his stamina bar may run out pretty fast.

Take a good look at the map to see what sort of terrain you are going to explore, if they have hills to climb or if there is water to pass by. Then plan out your course for journey and pack necessary tools like anchors or ladders.

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Making rounds through a fractured world Sam will not come across other players but may find something useful that someone else have left behind. Often times, these items will greatly aid you and so, don't forget to leave a like for them.

In between carrying out those packages take a moment of rest by sitting on grass and maybe take a nap as well. To put some pressure off, Sam can lighten his load by placing his cargo on a Floating Carrier that will follow him along.

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At one point, he uses it like a skateboard for climbing down from an extremely rocky area to sneak on MULE enemy camp. There he appeared to have stolen one of their trucks for transport and can ride a motorcycle if he wishes to.

Light travel lets you move at a faster pace and he may have trouble balancing himself if there is too much load over his shoulder. Aside from taking care of himself in Recharging Spring, Sam can try to cheer up his Bridge Baby sometime.

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In a boss battle against a beastly BT creature, Sam repeatedly used a weapon called EX Grenade to defeat it. If you manage to spot one of them from far and undetected, then using Anti-BT Handgun on them will be a good idea.

During struggle of your journey, you may often lose a cargo on your way but be sure to get that back when you can. Upon completing deliveries to communities, they will thank him and are most likely to connect with Chiral Network.

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Ever since Kojima has split up with his former employer and publisher Konami, he has been working on a game where he received extensive support from Sony Interactive Entertainment to unleash his creative talent on his new project.

Death Stranding is currently heading towards a set release date of November 8, 2019 to arrive on PS4 and though there are theories of it coming to PC platform after a timed exclusivity period, no official confirmation were given so far.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Death Stranding Will Have Very Easy Mode

Hideo Kojima reveals to have added a "Very Easy Mode" in Death Stranding for movie fans to enjoy without too much challenge.

Only months to go before upcoming action game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is released for PlayStation 4 but fans are still excited to find out new things about it.

Recently, game director Hideo Kojima revealed on social media that his game will feature a "Very Easy Mode" that is only for "movie fans", who don't really play games in general but will be able to get in and eventually finish it entirely.

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Death Stranding Will Have Very Easy Mode

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Since they have added real-life renowned actors like Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead), it may drive interest of movie fans to this game.

So, Kojima wanted to add a Very Easy Mode especially for that specific audience group so that they can complete the game. To start, he let his personal assistant Ayako Terashima to complete it as a test, who is not much into video games.

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Kojima retweeted her status after she has taken Twitter to express her experience and went for more details.


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He explained his reasons for adding a Very Easy Mode for Death Stranding by pointing out that Terashima has never even completed the first level of Pac-Man, just like many casual players who tries out some games every now and then.

Being an avid fan of movies, he realized that people may want to delve deep inside the mysterious world of this game even though they are not very familiar with gameplay or concepts and just wanted to make appeal to them.

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Earlier this year, many casual gamers and so-called critics were desperately crying for an Easy Mode for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software, debating about accessibility in video games through extreme difficulty levels.

Although that very point was debunked by a quadriplegic player showed how there is no need for difficulty settings. Though it took some efforts on his part but he eventually managed to defeat notorious boss Corrupted Monk like a true champ.

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Kojima himself was opposed to that idea of difficulty levels as well and even let players become undetectable to enemies in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for wearing a silly chicken hat, which would let them play on easier settings.

He probably had a change of heart for adding a Very Easy Mode and movie-goer people who would be able to immerse into Death Stranding experience just because of that will surely appreciate him considering an easier difficulty.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Death Stranding Introduces Deadman and Mama

Celebrated game director Hideo Kojima showed up at Gamescom 2019 to show off more footage of upcoming Death Stranding.

On opening night live of Gamescom 2019, many big-name announcements were made but part of what made it extra special was video game icon Hideo Kojima showed up with some new video for upcoming action game Death Stranding.

Though his original plan was to show some clips on Tokyo Game Show later this year but when his very good friend and host of the event, Geoff Keighley requested him for a brief showcase, Kojima felt generous enough to give us a few.

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Death Stranding Introduces Deadman and Mama

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Our first takeaway from Gamescom event is a character spotlight for Mama, revealing her part in Bridges.




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Lead character Sam Bridges comes to some sort of a secret facility of Bridges and he notices small BT (Beached Thing) like footsteps. He attempts to hold his breath but then a woman comes forward telling him not to worry about it.

They hear a baby cry and she then carry the barely visible child into her arms out of void, which makes him go whoa! Mama proceeds to explain that it was actually her daughter who is connected to her by an umbilical cord.

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Since this child was born on the other side (presumably Hades) and not with her on material world, she really cannot leave this place and so, she made a base around her because unlike other BTs, this baby is only connected with Mama.

This is likely to be a first encounter between Mama and Sam, who has come to meet her for something, which may not be a delivery. His reason to come here might be similar to why he gave Heartman a visit in an early trailer.

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Then here is an introduction of Bridge Baby that is described to Sam by another Bridges affiliate, Deadman.




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Sam enters a room inside one of facility Bridges looking for Deadman with his Bridge Baby pod was showing "Crucial" alert and he instructs to remove it to connect it to a nearby incubator before eventually revealing himself on screen.

He explains how they can return the BB to its mother's womb to relieve the baby from stress and it sounds like he only sees them as instruments. They are connecting it to a brain-dead still mother located in ICU of capital North City.

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To establish a connection between the world of the dead and BB, a still mother's womb is required, therefore linking to this baby gives people an ability to sense presence of BTs that are close by, an essential part of survival of course.

As he explains further about how these incubators work to simulate a stress-free environment for Bridge Baby, he goes behind it and it seems like Deadman is a mere projection of some sort, therefore bearing such odd moniker.

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Finally, there is a short gameplay video showing Sam is on a mission doing delivery and meeting a special character.




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Titled "Ludens Fan", the trailer starts off with protagonist Sam Bridges taking a nap and woke up to urinate before heading to work. He takes a leak moving left and right but no matter where the camera is moved, his penis will not be shown.

When he is done managing his pee and completely empty for good, a big mushroom grows on that place and more people peeing on the same spot will trigger something good apparently but nothing on that is either hinted or shown.

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Then some actual gameplay ensues with Sam scanning his surroundings before going ahead before using a ladder for traversal. He reaches to a post-apocalyptic bunker on top of a hillside and activates a delivery terminal to hand over cargo.

Then the titular "Ludens Fan" character shows up in hologram, which turns out to be a special guest appearance by Geoff Keighley himself. Sam would come across more people like him who lives isolation and is known as "preppers".

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Bidding him farewell, Sam proceeds to return only to fall of a small cliff when he was not looking and this made the baby start crying. He quickly gets back to his feet and started to calm it down before it gets too stressed.

Compared to what we saw on earlier clips where Sam is either getting viciously swarmed by group of BT entities or crossing paths with terrorist Higgs who would send his monstrous pet after him, this video is pretty light hearted.

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Kojima has showed up at Gamescom event after five years and for that very reason, he flew to Germany to get on stage and interact with fans even though his upcoming anticipated title is currently in a crucial point of development phase.

Death Stranding is scheduled to arrive on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and is available for pre-order. Although it was initially marketed as a PS4-exclusive title, several recent indications suggest it may even see a PC release at one point.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Upcoming highly-anticipated social strand game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive title.

When video game director Hideo Kojima revealed an official release date for his upcoming anticipated action game Death Stranding back in May 2019, a strong rumor of a PC version release started emerging on social media.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito came up with some hints that the game may come to PC on a later date back then. Now, it is no longer included among PlayStation 4-exclusive list and even though not a 100% confirmation, this is a clear hint.

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Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

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Fucito originally spoke on a Twitch stream about the game being a timed exclusive on PS4 consoles for six months or so and his takeaway was Death Stranding official box art is missing "Only on PlayStation" branding.

No assurance of this claim was confirmed so far from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. However, Sony's official sites worldwide removing it from their exclusives lists tell a lot already.

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Throughout its entire history of existence, Sony has marketed the game as a PS4-exclusive and since they are not labeling it as one, rumors of the game heading over to PC platform after six months or a year seems more like a possibility.

Sony let Kojima use their in-house property, Decima Engine for his project that was used to develop PS4-exclusive game Horizon Zero Dawn and they have consistently promoted the game to build enough hype among fans.

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Earlier, Hideo Kojima announced to showcase an "exclusive new look" of Death Stranding on August 19, opening night of Gamescom 2019. Although many believe it to be a new trailer, it could end up being a PC version announcement.

While Kojima is more open about his game, Sony likes to keep things under wraps. That is exactly why just being delisted from their exclusive titles catalog after May 2019 doesn't confirm anything until they officially announce it.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

Internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves could have starred in Death Stranding but Hideo Kojima wanted Mads Mikkelsen.

Whenever he is not busy killing mobsters for stealing his vintage car and killing his puppy as John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) shows up in E3 2019 event to promote upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Recently, it was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Reeves was so close to make an appearance in upcoming anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima but got replaced instead.

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Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

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Kojima shared a panel at SDCC 2019 with his friend and film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) and shared new bits of information regarding his most-ambitious work yet along with a few other details.

He started independently working on his new project that Kojima Productions will develop right after his controversial departure from Konami. Then Sony Interactive Entertainment came forward showing interest to be its publisher.

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In early phase of development, he was originally recommended that Keanu Reeves be cast in a pivotal role but he insisted on taking actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) on that role and Keanu was replaced.

Alongside Mads, Kojima enlisted celebrities like Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in his game.

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Reeves is already doing pretty good with his smash-hit success of John Wick franchise that has a fourth movie incoming next year and filming Bill & Ted Face the Music aside from his role of Johnny Silverhand in upcoming CD Projekt Red game.

He is on top of his game once again and fans find him breathtaking, so much so that he might even get featured in a future project by Marvel Cinematic Universe, because Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige very much wants him to.

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Given his current height of success, many fans may think that Kojima made a mistake by ignoring him but people who are familiar with Mikkelsen's work surely knows the man is more than capable to deliver a standout performance.

Besides, Mikkelsen was always a better choice for what Kojima wanted to make as Death Stranding is a game shrouded in mystery and adopts an ominous tone, which is very much reflects on in-game character Cliff that Mads is playing and it looks fantastic.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Hideo Kojima reveals official cover art for Death Stranding featuring Sam Bridges at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

After being officially announced at E3 2016, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment now has a release date, which is set for November 8, 2019.

By now, we have many teases and a couple of gameplay videos revealed by game creator/director Hideo Kojima, who recently showed up at a panel of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to show off his final cover art for the anticipating game.

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Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

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Official box art for both Standard Edition and a slick Steelbook case from Special Edition of the game features lead protagonist Sam Bridges, played by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) at its center.

We already saw different version of this look of Sam in previous promotional material and trailers but the second image is definitely grittier, probably implying him going through some rough stuff in his quest to reconnect society.

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An image of freshly revealed box artwork has also been shared on PlayStation official Twitter account.



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Kojima shared panel with Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising), who is playing a character named Heartman in his game. He will play a vital role in Sam's journey but we will know more about that upon release.

Players can also get their hands on collectible Steelbook case by simply purchasing Death Stranding Collector's Edition priced $199.99 only and to secure exclusively unique in-game digital bonuses, place your pre-order right now.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Death Stranding May Come to PC

After a timed exclusive period on PlayStation 4, Hideo Kojima's upcoming masterpiece Death Stranding may come to PC.

After action focused PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding has revealed its upcoming release date lately, a new rumor starting spreading around that it may also be coming to PC and that is something people are wondering for a while.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito recently hints on a Twitch stream that the game is speculated to have a timed PS4 exclusivity period of around six months or so and then a PC version is very much possible to happen if not 100% confirmed.

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Death Stranding May Come to PC

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He already established his credentials with sources earlier when he posted the game's release date 24 hours ahead of reveal on Twitter.



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Fucito also reflected on its box art not featuring "Only on PlayStation" branding because DS will probably arrive on PC on a later date but there won't be an Xbox One version. He is not sure if it will remain exclusive for six month or a whole year though.

We have yet to have a confirmation from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment if any of his claims are true but he never has claimed once that any of this information he shared is concrete.

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Even before Kojima Productions and Sony came up with a definitive title for their team-up effort, there was mention of a PC release in a now-deleted Medium Q&A post by EU community manager of PlayStation back in 2015.

That being said, Sony has never marketed Death Stranding as a PS4-exclusive, even in promo arts. Considering how Quantic Dream studio has brought their PlayStation games to PC most recently, there surely is some loophole in exclusivity term.

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Besides, game director Hideo Kojima and his studio are using Decima Engine from Guerrilla Games, which is owned by Sony and Kojima wouldn't be able to resist much if they decide to release the game on PC at a later date.

Antonio Fucito clarified that Death Stranding coming to PC is not 100% confirmed as its release date, which he knew in advance. His speculated solely based on lack of an exclusivity logo on box and initial announcement of 2015 but he is still pretty sure about his claim.