The trailer is only being shown at the PlayStation booth at Gamescom right now.
Hideo Kojima brought a couple of new trailers for the upcoming Death Stranding to Gamescom earlier this week, and once again, we were left wondering just what it was that we were shown. It’s become something of a pattern- Kojima shows us new footage from the game, and our reactions are almost always the same- “that looked cool, but what the hell was it?”
Well, it looks like Kojima brought one more secret trailer that could lift the fog on those perpetual mysteries, which he didn’t actually shows on-stage at Opening Night. An exclusive trailer for the game – called “Briefing” – is being shown at the PlayStation booth at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and apparently it reveals some crucial story details that shed a little more light on what the main narrative drive of this game is going to be. And though we don’t know when this trailer will be shared with everyone, IGN has seen it and put up an article describing what it shows.
A lot of this is predicated on you know what was shown in the game’s release date announcement trailer, so if you haven’t seen it (or don’t remember what it showed), I suggest you watch our thorough analysis of it. Ready? Okay, let’s go.
The trailer shows a cutscene from what seems to be the game’s introduction, taking place in the Oval Office. Bridget – the President of the USA (or UCA) who was lying sick and old on a bed in the Oval Office in the release date trailer – doesn’t seem to be in the picture anymore, and it seems Amelie (played by Lindsay Wagner) is not the President. Amelie started a project years ago to reconnect the fractured cities of the United Cities of America by convincing isolated cities to join the UCA’s Chiral Network (whatever that means).
Interestingly enough, Amelie can also no longer age, and she looks the same as she did when Sam met her last (which was 10 years ago). Her body, Sam is told, is “still on the beach”, which means she’s stranded between our world and “the other side.” Amelie, however, has been taken captive by the military separatist group known as the Homo-Demens in Edge Knot City, led by Higgs (played by Troy Baker).
Sam is asked to finish the work that Amelie started- travelling from the east coast to the west coast and reconnect isolated cities along the way by using the Q-Pid, which is that floating necklace we’ve seen with Sam in a couple of trailers now. Sam places the Q-Pid in a terminal, which reconnects isolated cities to the UCA’s Chiral Network.
Sam, however, is unwilling to take any part in this mission. It seems he worked with Die-Hardman and Amelie before many years ago, and it ended in some sort of failure, which Sam blames on the two of them. Amelie pleads Sam to help him, before Sam leaves.
So yeah- that definitely does answer some questions, but these are answers that, honestly, we’d been able to piece together by now already. Hopefully, this trailer is released to the larger public soon, and watching it ourselves might give us a few extra hints.
If you’re more worried about getting more gameplay footage – which we haven’t seen nearly enough of – Hideo Kojima promised at Gamescom Opening Night that he’ll be showing more gameplay at Tokyo Game Show next month.
Death Stranding is out on November 8 for the PS4. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more updates.