Death Stranding’s Gamescom Booth Trailer Gives More Context to What Sam Bridges is Doing

Death Stranding’s Gamescom Booth Trailer Gives More Context to What Sam Bridges is Doing

Here's what you need to know about the Death Stranding trailer only being shown at its Gamescom booth.

While Death Stranding’s appearance at Gamescom Opening Night Live was quite…interesting with two new character trailers with intriguing sci-fi concepts, the reveal of a peeing mechanic, and the fact that Geoff Keighley is in the game. That being said, there is actually another trailer that is being shown to only those at Death Stranding’s Gamescom booth that gives some more context to what Sam Bridges’ main mission actually is.

According to IGN, this “trailer takes place in what seems to be the Oval Office, and features the two latter characters attempting to convince Sam to join their cause – to reconnect the fractured cities of the UCA (or United Cities of America).” Specifically, this trailer features Norman Reedus as Sam Bridges, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman, and Lindsey Wagner as Amelie.

Apparently, Amelie doesn’t age, is trying to “convince isolated settlements to join the UCA’s Chiral Network,” and is the President of the UCA. Unfortunately, the trailer also reveals that she has been kidnapped by Homo Demens and is being held hostage in Edge Knot City, though she is still able to communicate with Sam and Die-Hardman. Because Amelie is captured, she wants Sam Bridges to complete her mission, which is “visiting the isolated settlements that agreed to join the UCA, and connecting them to the Chiral Network using a Q-Pid – the floating necklace we’ve seen Sam carrying in multiple trailers.”

Sadly, Sam is not on board with the UCA by the end of this trailer, as he refuses Die-Hardman and Amelie’s offer. Obviously, something will cause him to change his mind in the final game, but we will have to wait and see what will cause him to join the UCA when Death Stranding releases for PS4 on November 8.

Death Stranding is available to pre-order on Amazon right now. You can also see why Death Stranding may already be Reviews Editor Logan Moore’s favorite game of all time even though it isn’t even out yet.

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