Tokyo Recreation Present simply kicked off, and it began with a bang, with Hideo Kojima exhibiting off an enormous quantity of footage from his upcoming sport Demise Stranding. First, there was one more story trailer, this one titled “Briefing,” which supplied a bit extra perception on the sport’s post-apocalyptic world, wherein Norman Reedus’ character Sam is tasked with reconnecting humanity and rebuilding America. It’s principally one lengthy cutscene set within the Oval Workplace, and whereas I can’t say I perceive the story any higher, it’s no less than an attention-grabbing watch.
Extra thrilling, although, was a stay gameplay demonstration that confirmed off round 50 minutes of Demise Stranding in motion. It’s all in Japanese, sadly, however you’ll be able to watch the whole presentation under. It reveals Reedus getting ready his huge backpack earlier than heading into what appears to be like like a reasonably desolate, empty world. At one level, he deposits one thing off at a small base, and you may catch a glimpse of the tiny child he carries round. It’s all very unusual, and I encourage you to observe the entire thing.
Previous to the gameplay showcase, Kojima posted a be aware meant to elucidate Demise Stranding a bit extra — although it’d really enhance your confusion. “Demise Stranding is a totally new kind of motion sport,” he wrote, “the place the participant’s objective is to reconnect remoted cities and a fragmented society. All parts, together with the story and gameplay, are sure collectively by the theme of ‘strand,’ or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you’ll try and ‘bridge’ these divisions, and in doing so, create new bonds or ‘strands’ with different gamers across the globe.”
We’ll discover out for certain what that each one means when Demise Stranding launches on the PS4 on November eighth.