Few would deny that Death Stranding is one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated games. And there’s a good reason for this: Death Stranding marks the return of legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima, after he last wowed the video game world with his superb Metal Gear Solid V back in 2015.
Kojima left Konami (in less than good terms) later, and started work on his next game (Death Stranding), which will now be hitting shelves on November 8 after years of development work.
It remains to be seen, though, whether Death Stranding will live up to Kojima’s earlier games, in particular the phenomenal Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, one of the best games to ever come out for Sony’s old PS3 console.
Those wanting to get their hands on Death Stranding when it launches this fall should know the game will be getting a collector’s edition, as is the norm with major releases these days. This edition will be priced at $199.99 US dollars, and as you can expect comes in a big box full of goodies for you to enjoy.
Amongst these goodies is a Ludens Keychain (Ludens being the mascot and icon of Kojima Productions), which might serve you well in case you’ve got spare keys dangling around in your pockets…
This collector’s edition also comes with a BB pod statue. This baby in a pod plays a central role in Death Stranding’s story, and has appeared in the game’s various trailers, such as this one featuring Guillermo del Toro. It’s a nice thing to have – even if this baby in a pod might not be your idea of home décor…
Another item shipping with this edition of Death Stranding is the Bridges Cargo Case, a navy blue briefcase which you might put to good use whenever you need to lug stuff around, and which is a replica of the cargo case Death Stranding’s protagonist (played by Norman Reedus) carries around in the game.
Of course, as with most collector’s editions this also comes with a steelbook containing the game’s blu-ray, and a bunch of digital goodies too.
The digital goodies included with this collector’s edition of Death Stranding include “gold” versions of three in-game items: Gold Power Skeleton, Gold Armour Plate, Gold All-Terrain Skeleton and Gold “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses. The first lets you handle heavy items in the game with more ease, the second offers protection against gunfire damage and damage taken from falls amongst other things, and the third makes you more stable when walking on uneven surfaces according to the item descriptions on the PlayStation website.
10 PSN character avatars are also included with this collector’s edition.
This collector’s edition definitely looks impressive, but it’s up to you to decide if what’s included is worth the $199.99 asking price. Nonetheless, these are likely to sell out quickly, so you might want to put in your pre-order if you’ve already made your mind up. Another thing is whether Death Stranding will turn out to be Hideo Kojima’s magnum opus or a disappointment, something we’ll find out when this hits shelves this fall, something millions of players worldwide will surely be looking forward to no doubt.
Note: Death Stranding will be released on November 8, 2019. Available on PS4.