Michael McWhertor writing for Polygon:

The PS4-exclusive open-world action game will be released on Nov. 8, 2019.

Death Stranding’s new trailer runs nearly nine minutes and offers a look at a wide variety of gameplay, from traversing new environments, to motorcycle riding, to gunfights against otherworldly soldiers, to new storylines and new characters.

There’s a ton to unpack from yesterday’s trailer, including a release date, and while the game looks batshit crazy, the details of the world and story are starting to make sense? Sure, there’s the weird alternate upside down world, black oil, and babies in jars but I feel like a ton of this won’t make sense long past the game’s release so this could be as good as it gets before then.

Speaking of crazy, even with a new IP and a different engine Death Stranding is clearly a Hideo Kojima game. The collaboration with Yoji Shinkawa on design, the animation and movements of the characters, and the music. Sony has given him the freedom to build the game he wants, which is a nice change from his time at Konami, and it’s looking like it’ll pay off big for everyone.