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Death Stranding 2 release date window and latest news

Here is what we know ahead of the Death Stranding 2 release date, including the latest news, trailers, and gameplay for Kojima's next game.

Death Stranding 2 release date:An image of Sam Porter Bridges in the Death Stranding 2 State of Play trailer.

When is the Death Stranding 2 release date? Sam Porter Bridges returns in Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, and Hideo Kojima isn’t holding back on the weirdness. We’ve got stop-motion puppets, giant moons, and guitar-toting bad guys – and that’s just what we’ve seen so far.

As is often the case with the best games from Kojima, they take their time to cook. So, don’t go rushing out to pre-order Death Stranding 2 just yet. However, we do have a fair bit of information, teases left by Kojima in game trailers, and an idea of when the DS2 release date will arrive. Fingers crossed it’s worth the wait and is one of the best PS5 games we’ve had so far.

Death Stranding 2 release date window

Death Stranding 2 will release on PS5 in 2025, according to its official trailer shown during a Sony State of Play showcase. 

Kojima Productions is yet to confirm an exact date for Death Stranding 2, but rest assured you will be seeing Sam Porter Bridges return at some point in 2025. The first Death Stranding game was released in November 2019, and it is possible that Hideo Kojima will use every opportunity to refine it in development for as long as possible. However, as Kojima is preparing to start production on his new franchise Physint, Death Stranding 2 could be a Spring 2025 title.

With DS2 looking to push the PS5 to its limit to deliver a stunning, cinematic experience, a Death Stranding 2 PS4 version isn’t planned.

Death Stranding 2 story

According to an official synopsis from Kojima Productions, Death Stranding 2’s story is described as an “inspiring mission of human connection beyond the UCA. Sam, with companions by his side, sets out on a new journey to save humanity from extinction.” Along the way, Sam will face off against “otherworldly enemies”, which means the threat of B.Ts is stronger than ever.

Players will see familiar faces like Fragile (Léa Seydoux) and Deadman (Guillermo Del Toro) return, and we expect Die-Hardman (Tommie Earl Jenkins) and Heartman (Nicolas Winding Refn) to show their faces too. The villainous Higgs Monaghan (Troy Baker) is back on the scene too, with newcomers such as Elle Fanning joining the game’s cast.

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Death Stranding 2 gameplay

Death Stranding 2 gameplay looks like it will improve on the game’s variety of biomes, as the State of Play trailer depicts several distinct new areas to explore. The trailer makes mention of Mexico too, so it is possible that Sam could be crossing the border in Death Stranding 2 to continue rebuilding the Chiral Network. Gadgets like the Floating Carrier, Reverse Trike motorcycle, and Assault Rifle are all back too, which means the arsenal from the first game is likely returning in full.

However, we can see a few new vehicle types, or improvements rather, to the limited array of options in the first game. Aside from the threat of BTs and bandits, the environment looks to be even more hazardous. The trailer shows off avalanches and new weather effects that will pose an issue to delivering all that precious cargo. New enemies in the form of robotic-like foes are out there too, seemingly under the command of Higgs Monaghan.

An image of the reverse trike in Death Stranding 2

That covers all you need to know about the Death Stranding 2 release date and story teases so far. For more on the series, be sure to check out our Death Stranding Director’s Cut review on PS5 to see what we thought of the first game on PS5.