More details about how it all began in Death Stranding are finally available after an extended new trailer for Hideo Kojima's video game was released at The Game Awards 2017.
Norman Reedus' character still has all his clothes (a full body suit with a robotic device attached over the shoulder, to be exact) when the extended trailer begins following the first few moments after an incident left a field filled littered with bodies.
Two other men are in the picture, with one injured and the other calling Reedus' character "Sam." Both men eventually succumb, though at different times, to the oil-like substance seen in the previous trailers.
Sam picks up a container (containing the baby!) dropped by the second man, looking away as an explosion ensues. Next, he is seen underwater. He later wakes up in front of a crater. As he stands to view the expanse before him, the container in hand, he sees five figures floating over the crater.
"Once there was an explosion; a bang which gave rise to life as we know it. And then came the next explosion--an explosion that will be our last," he said in a voice over ending the trailer.
Watch the extended trailer for Death Standing below.
'Death Stranding' Release Date
No official release date has been announced for Death Stranding but Kojima himself has hinted that it might see a 2018 launch. At the very least, this game could be out before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics or the year before Akira is released in 2019. Given these clues, a 2018 release for Death Stranding is truly likely.
The Game Awards 2017 Winners
Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bagged top honors at The Game Awards 2017, going home with the distinction for Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Action/Adventure Game. Other recognized titles include:
Games for Impact - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
Best Ongoing Game - Overwatch (Blizzard)
Best Independent Game - Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
Best Mobile Game - Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
Best Handheld Game - Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
Best VR/AR Game - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
Best Action Game - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)
Best Role-Playing Game - Persona 5 (Atlus)
Best Fighting Game - Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
Best Family Game - Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
Best Strategy Game - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
Best Sports/Racing Game - Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Most Anticipated Game - The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Best Debut Indie Game - Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)