Death Stranding Novels Hit Japanese Bookstores, English Release Still Unknown
Death Stranding has a two-part novelization out now in Japanese bookstores. There's also a Steelbook edition coming this February.
In early November, it was revealed that Death Stranding would be getting a two-part novelization based on the game’s plot. Just yesterday the novels finally hit Japanese book shelves and Twitter user JonTaitan posted a picture of the books in question:
— JonTaitan (@taitan_jon) November 28, 2019
Along with the standard versions available now there’s also a Steelbook edition coming out on February 28th, which features gorgeous cover art by Pablo Uchida:
Although there hasn’t been an official announcement of a translation, there’s a good chance for one to happen as the books were written by one of the game’s official writers, Kenji Yano under the pen name Hitori Nojima.
Recently Kojima Productions announced that they will be releasing updates to address the most common accessibility requests from players, such as the ability to increase text size or dispose of individual vehicles. The updates are currently set for around mid-December.
In other news, on social media and various other platforms, some have started to express that Keighley’s involvement with Death Stranding in the cameo role of “The Ludens Fan” is a conflict of interest given the fact that he also organizes The Game Awards.
Death Stranding had the best launch sales of any new IP this generation in Japan and also became the second biggest PS4 title to launch in 2019 in the UK. As for its launch trailer, Kojima claimed that he edited the trailer in a way to help allow people to understand the game better. Which after months of confusion surrounding the title’s weird story, is a breath of fresh air.
In the next five years, the platform will be streaming. Either it’s a movie or game, both will remain – the cinema experience and the platform of games will remain. But the game, you could broadcast that right now, like esports that you see today. I think there’s something ahead, and I’m thinking about that. It’s a movie, but it’s a game, I’m thinking of that kind of idea, and I want to do that kind of thing.
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