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Hideo Kojima explains how Death Stranding gameplay works

Published: 14:00, 05 August 2019
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Death Stranding

According to Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding will look to connect players all over the world, who will have to work for a common goal - reconnecting the isolated cities and society. Elements like gameplay and story will be bound together.

It's been more than 3 years since the official reveal of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding but many of the game's features still remain a mystery. As we approach the release date, which is set for later this year, Kojima has started to talk about the game a bit more often, sharing some interesting details about the genre, story, gameplay and what exactly will players have to do in Death Stranding.

On his official Twitter, Kojima shared an image which features the game's protagonist Sam, who is played by Norman Reedus, along with a couple of details about the game. The description once again states that Death Stranding is a new genre, but also mentions that it falls into an action game category. 

Furthermore, it states that the player's goal in the game will be to reconnect isolated cities in a loop where gameplay, story and all other elements are tied together by strand concept.

"Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the player's goal is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. All elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of Strand, or connection," it's explained in the image.

Apparently, by playing as Sam Porter Bridges, players will have to attempt to bring these multiple divisions closer and create new bonds with other players across the world while doing so.

"As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to Bridge these divisions, and in doing so, create new bonds or Strands with other players around the globe," Kojima explains.

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Death Stranding

Death Stranding creator hopes that players will come to understand the true importance of forging connections with other people while playing the game. He also mentioned that people have built walls and grown accustomed to living in isolation, which could be a dig at certain world leaders just as easily as it could be a general observation.

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