The weird and niche vision of Hideo Kojima takes on new life with Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. Announced today during Gamescom Live, the new iteration on the Norman Reedus-fronted hit is beckoning players back. In a surreal and horrifying preview trailer, the BTs are back. The new version of the game will of course include a bunch of new stuff.
While it’s not Death Stranding 2, fans are likely to be very excited. In a nearly 10 minute trailer, Reedus reprises his role as Sam Porter Bridges to tell the “real” version of the game as Kojima envisioned. Kojima is likely to include some very strange things from both gameplay and story perspectives.
For one thing, entirely new cargo missions are being added. And yes, they include new bits of the story. Sam will have to fight his way through various new areas to uncover some sinister new plot. Players can now return and replay boss battles to try out new approaches if they like.
Though there won’t be a completely new story or anything, players have new tools to mess around with. A cargo catapult is being added, for the love of god. So if throwing boxes around a ghost-infested wasteland is your thing, this is for you. Other added items include Buddy Bot augments and some new booster jets to ease navigation.
Players can also unlock new special facilities and quests out in the wasteland. The firing range is a new way for players to progress without the risk of BTs. All this new content can also be tracked and compared to other players.
Check out the trailer for Death Stranding: Director’s Cut down below. The new version will be exclusive to the PS5 when it launches on September 24, 2021