Death Stranding PS4 Launch Trailer Is Long And Pretentious
Death Stranding

Kojima Productions and Sony rolled out the official launch trailer for the upcoming Death Stranding. The near eight minute trailer covers the game’s story, gameplay, and some of the provocative characters you’ll encounter along the way.

The near eight minute trailer covers many of the kooky elements of the game, as well as the open-world travel, vehicles, and some of the boss fights you’ll encounter.

The general gist of Death Stranding is that players take on the role of Sam Porter, a glorified Amazon delivery man who is tasked by the acting POTUS to reconnect America, for better or for worse.

Players will have to venture across the U.S., reactivating network nodes, dodging some goop monsters, and avoiding terrorists. You can check out the launch trailer below.

The trailer probably won’t convince anyone who already doesn’t want to play the game to play the game (or watch the game, since it’s about as much a game as it is a movie).

I’m sure fans of celebrities might be lured in, though, if not for those who are outside of the mainstream, those who have developed quite the cult following, such as Mads Mikkelsen, whose role in Death Stranding is still a pretty big mystery.

Death Stranding - Mads Mikkelsen

It’s funny because the trailer is even longer than the very pretentious promotional video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was already pretty lenghty.

I also find it funny that Troy Baker seems to be out of his league as far acting talent is concerned, working with some fairly notable B-list actors this time around. I doubt it’ll raise his profile much among the Hollywood elite, but at least he gets to rub elbows in a meaty-enough role opposite of Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen.

Death Stranding – Terrorist

Later in the trailer we see that one of the hotties is in a bed and it looks like her sister bids her farewell. I imagine the alphabet agitators will try to take the image and conclude that the character is a lesbian, but that’s not made readily clear in the trailer at all.

The only thing we do know is that Margaret Qualley looks hot and that’s the only thing that matters for now.

Death Stranding - Fractured

One good thing about the game is that some Social Justice types are already getting their ruffled panties in a bunch over a scene from the game featuring Lea Seydoux in her underwear.

I don’t know the extent of the scene, but anything to get the perpetually offended completely offended is a win in my book.

Butthurt PS4 fanboys can look for the game to launch on November 8th, 2019 and the glorious PC master race can look for the game to drop in the summer of 2020.


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