Some new footage for Death Stranding has been released and the focus is the character Heartman, played by Nicholas Winding Refn, who dies every 21 minutes as he looks to understand the Death Stranding as he puts it. In this footage, you find out that Heartman has done this over 218,000 times. He spends three minutes during each death on the other side looking for his family as well as gaining an understanding of this change in reality. It may be why Sam has gone to see him in this footage.
You learn from the footage that Heartman has restructured his life so when he is back for 21 minutes he can unwind a bit by listening to music, reading, watching short films, and taking care of natural occurrences though he admits sleep is a problem in this state. If you’re unfamiliar with Nicholas Winding Refn he has directed films like Drive and The Neon Demon, as well as episodes of the miniseries Too Old To Die Young.
Earlier this week we Hideo Kojima revealed the box art for Death Stranding which shows Norman Reedus’ character Sam looking off camera at something. The steelbook version of the box art has the same pose but on the cover, Sam is in a much messier state having lost his helmet and got covered in some kind of substance. The steelbook version is available with the Death Stranding Special Edition and the Death Stranding Collector’s Edition.
Death Stranding will be released on November 8th for PS4.