Death Stranding to Grace Famitsu Cover, Artwork by Metal Gear Artist

Japanese magazine Famitsu strikes gold with a beautiful Death Stranding themed cover done by legendary Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa.

Death Stranding, the brand new IP from famed Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima, will be getting an absolutely stunning cover for Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu next week. The cover art is done by the nearly equally famous Yoji Shinkawa, who is best known as the lead character and mecha designer for the Metal Gear franchise:

The news was revealed by Twitter user Nibel and he posted the actual cover art (shown above) in a recent status update. As expected from a Shinkawa piece, the artwork is gorgeous and is sure to make an excellent collectible item for fans. Death Stranding is due to launch for PS4 on November 8th and on PC in Summer 2020.

Death Stranding had its launch trailer officially revealed a few days ago, and while Hideo Kojima headed around the world as part of the games World Tour, Norman Reedus detailed his experience on working with the founder of Kojima Productions in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

As for the launch trailer itself, 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. The trailer gave us a cinematic look at the game, showing the infamous baby being carried out of a guarded building. Then we see Norman Reedus’s character, Sam, preparing for a journey. And while we get to see stunning landscapes and desolate areas, the majority of the trailer showed off exploration elements, action scenes, and cinematics.

Hideo Kojima also revealed that late night talk show host Conan O’Brien would be included in the upcoming release of Death Stranding in a cameo role, similar to one that The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley also has. This sparked God of War director Cory Barlog to openly ask on Twitter “who isn’t in this game?” with one of the impending replies being rather interesting.

Former Gears of War lead designer and head of Boss Key Productions, Cliff Bleszinski, responded in a tweet that Kojima asked him years ago to come get scanned into Death Stranding. At the time he declined due to his studio, Boss Key Productions, being shuttered back in 2018. Apparently now he kind of regrets his decision.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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