Hideo Kojima reveals Death Stranding cover art and more at San Diego Comic-Con

First-looks at cover art, SteelBook art at SDCC

Master storyteller and game creator Hideo Kojima surprised attendees of his San Diego Comic-Con panel by revealing the final pack front for Death Stranding. The art features Sam Bridges, who must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding, and save mankind by reconnecting a fractured society.

Check out the Death Stranding official cover art below:

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We also have our first look at the SteelBook:

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This collectible SteelBook is included in the Death Stranding Special Edition and the Death Stranding Collector’s Edition. Click here to pre-order either edition.

Hideo Kojima was joined at the panel by renowned film director, Nicolas Winding Refn, who has a special guest appearance in Death Stranding as the character, Heartman.

The two discussed their approach to narrative, their inspirations as creators and what excites them about the future of entertainment. Mr. Kojima also shared a short clip from the game featuring Heartman and shed some light on his role. There’s still a lot to learn about Heartman and what role he’ll play in Sam’s journey, but in signature Hideo Kojima style, you can bet an engaging story like no other awaits when game comes out on 8th November.

Stay connected to our official channels for more details as Death Stranding’s 8th November launch date nears. Remember…

Tomorrow is in your hands.

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MiseryPrincess 21 July, 2019 @ 05:55

Even though i’m interested in the game, that cover isn’t exactly very interesting… or worth doing an article about…

soldierzombies 22 July, 2019 @ 20:07

You’re kidding right?

MiseryPrincess 22 July, 2019 @ 21:49 Edited

Why would you even think it was “kidding”. It’s a random shot of a guys face that’s not even cropped very well..

Unless you thought i was kidding about being interested in the game…

PRIMEPROJECT 21 July, 2019 @ 06:13

where is the “Only On PlayStation” mark? why doesn’t it have it? is this game a timed exclusive? will it come to PC 6 months/a year/two years later?

MiseryPrincess 21 July, 2019 @ 16:10

Probably not going anywhere due to the specifically PS4 engine.

Nioh had “only on Playstation”, and later went to PC. It’s not really much of a sign of it staying exclusive or not being.

themacstewie 21 July, 2019 @ 18:26

Not gonna happen, more like 2 or 4 years if they ever do decide to release it on the PC..

And then it’s a budget PS4/PS5 title with all the DLC, It’s sony published, sony engine, and Sony isn’t going to cut into their own console sales..

But seeing it uses the Decima engine you can pretty much forget about it… (Porting that wouldn’t be worth the effort)

PRIMEPROJECT 22 July, 2019 @ 15:10

so yes or no?

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I’d prefer just black cover with Death stranding logo. Cancelled my steelbook pre order, grabbing just plastic “normal”version. Guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

dikembedbr2 21 July, 2019 @ 09:25

the placeholder art was so much better, this is just ugly af

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dikembedbr2 22 July, 2019 @ 23:54

looks like a badly rendered ps3 era guys face, i already feel ashamed having to bring this garbage cover art in my house

MiseryPrincess 23 July, 2019 @ 21:05

Just buy it digitally. Or download and print one of those fan made covers and throw this one away..

Josip_Jukic 21 July, 2019 @ 10:21

The way Kojima is keeping us in dark when it comes to story and yet with trailers gets you hyped for game that you don’t know is about is amazing to me. No one can deny this doesn’t look, intresting and cool hope it delivers and will be amazing. I know i am buying it day one hopefully we will get more info or gameplay at Gamescon or Tokyo Gaming show..

“Click here to pre-order either edition” Uh might wanna sort that out? Cant sell any without a link to click!

This game is built on the Decima engine which is Sony exclusive. I suppose they could be making an Unreal engine version in parallel for the PC, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

themacstewie 21 July, 2019 @ 18:24

Those engines are completly different and function in a completly different way, so that’s never gonna happen…

Don’t judge a game by its cover.

Can you guys (community manager from sony or whoever that has enough credibility) tell us if it’s a timed exclusive or not, I know anything can happen in future. But here and now, it is planned as timed exclusive ? Do you plan to port it to Epic games Store ? People are talking about this a lot because of missing “Only on playstation” text, that usually appears on Sony exclusives.

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