Death Stranding 2: Trailer, platforms, story, more

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Death Stranding 2 was unveiled at The Game Awards 2022 and we’ve rounded up all the latest details on the project, the latest on it from Hideo Kojima, and a lot more.

The Game Awards 2022 was jam-packed with a ton of exciting reveals and announcements, as fans got a first look at the games they will be sinking their time into for the foreseeable future.

Among the biggest surprises was the premier of Death Stranding 2, the follow-up to Hideo Kojima’s apocalyptic 2019 PlayStation-exclusive title, and players will be keen to see where Sam Bridges’ story takes him next.

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We’ve put together everything we know so far about Death Stranding 2, including the story and gameplay elements revealed already.


Is there a Death Stranding 2 release date?

Sadly, there is currently no release date for Death Stranding 2, and Kojima Productions haven’t committed to a release window just yet.

Hideo Kojima games traditionally take longer than expected to release as the legendary director is notable for being a perfectionist. The original Death Stranding had a notoriously long development cycle, so don’t be surprised if the sequel doesn’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest, or possibly even 2025.

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However, there is some good news on the progress front though as Hideo Kojima has given a behind-the-scenes peek via Twitter.

Four screenshots showed various aspects of development including the recording room, a motion capture helmet, and presumably a candid shot of Léa Seydoux – who played Fragile in the original game.

While it’s not as substantial an update as some fans might hope for, it’s a good sign that Death Stranding 2 is already moving along in its production.

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Death Stranding 2 platforms

According to the first Death Stranding 2 trailer, the game is currently only slated for release on PlayStation 5. The first installment was a popular Sony exclusive, so it’s no surprise to see it doubling down on the latest hardware, but it does mean that those still on PS4 may miss out.

The original also made its way to PC a year after release, so there’s a good chance that Death Stranding 2 will follow the same pattern.

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Death Stranding 2 story

Sam Bridges in Death Stranding 2Kojima Productions
Normas Reedus is set to reprise his role as Sam Bridges in Death Stranding 2.

Many fans might be surprised after the events of the 2019 game, but Death Stranding 2 appears to be a direct sequel taking place years later. The only trailer so far focuses heavily on Fragile, who has been unwillingly recruited by a mysterious faction known as Drawbridge.

An older and greyer Sam Bridges, played once again by Norman Reedus, will also return, likely serving as the sequel’s main protagonist.

As you’d expect from a Kojima game, there are plenty of other bizarre story elements, including baby octopuses, but it’s far too soon to pinpoint what much of it means.

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Death Stranding 2 gameplay

We’re still yet to see any gameplay footage from Death Stranding 2, but it’s expected to expand on the formula of the original game, which saw players delivering cargo across a beautiful yet dangerous version of the United States.

However, how Kojima and his team improve the moment-to-moment gameplay and combat remains to be seen.

Death Stranding 2 trailer

The only trailer released for Death Stranding 2 was shown off that The Game Awards 2022, giving fans their first look at the returning characters and where the new story will go. Check it out below:

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Death Stranding 2 is still fairly early in production, so there are plenty more details to be revealed in the coming months and years. We’ll be sure to update this page with all the latest announcements.

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