Gamescom 2019: Death Stranding UnveilsTwo More Character Trailers, Nine Minutes Of Gameplay Footage

Featuring Mama, Deadman and Geoff Keighley as a delivery customer.
Hideo Kojima presented new footage of Death Stranding at the Opening Night Live ceremony for Gamescom 2019.
Hideo Kojima presented new footage of Death Stranding at the Opening Night Live ceremony for Gamescom 2019. Kojima Productions

Gamescom is happening throughout the week, and as such gamers can expect a ton of new announcements surrounding highly anticipated titles, as well as new releases from publishers and developers. Nothing beats the excitement surrounding fresh news on upcoming titles, and these are at the center of the five-day major gaming event at the Koelmnesse in Germany. Be sure to stay tuned with us the whole week as we bring you the latest from Gamescom 2019 in the form of the latest trailers, announcements, news and other information drops on all the newest games hitting the market.

Opening Night Live was probably the most anticipated event of Gamescom 2019 because of one game: Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, which unveiled a couple more character trailers and showed off some more of that elusive gameplay. Hideo Kojima took to the stage with a translator to present the trailers, which you can check out below (courtesy of Gematsu).

The first trailer features the character of Mama, played by Margaret Qualley, who’s presented by Kojima as a very tragic character. Her trailer shows her meeting with Sam, and she explains that her baby was born on the “other side.” The baby is still connected to her by an umbilical cord, however, and as such she can’t leave her location. Check out the trailer below.

The second character trailer features a character named Deadman, who’s portrayed by film director Guillermo del Toro. It provides a bit more context with regards to the Bridge Baby (BB) pod, which will be integral to Sam’s journey. Deadman explains that the BB pod nurses a connection to the world of the dead due to the unfortunate condition of its mother (called a stillmother by Sam). By equipping a BB pod, Sam can then gain the ability to sense BTs. Check out the trailer below.

Finally, there’s also a short gameplay trailer featuring Sam. It starts out with Sam rousing from his rest in the expansive open world, followed by him urinating and subsequently growing a mushroom. There seems to be some importance tied to this, as urination is shown to be an actual mechanic. There's even a HUD pop-up for the volume of Sam’s bladder. Afterwards, Sam goes on to his mission destination, where he delivers a package to a character modeled after Geoff Keighley. After a few friendly interactions, Sam leaves and falls off a pretty high cliff. While he doesn’t appear to be harmed, the BB starts crying, and it’s shown that you have to cradle it with the DualShock 4 motion sensors in order to calm it down. Check out the entirety of the trailer below.

Death Stranding will be released on the PlayStation 4 on November 8.

Be sure to stick around for more news on the latest happenings at Gamescom all throughout the week.

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