Death Stranding, the ambitious and odd PlayStation 4 game, is one of 2019’s most-anticipated titles. Now, game director Hideo Kojima has revealed its box art and the special-edition SteelBook version. Kojima revealed the new art during a San Diego Comic-Con panel where he spoke about Death Stranding alongside his friend, the movie director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives).
Twitter user kalai_chik was in attendance at the Comic-Con panel and posted images of the box art and SteelBook case on Twitter. They both depict Sam, the main character played by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. Not only that, but Kojima brought with him the life-sized BB Pod statue that comes with the $200 USD collector’s edition of Death Stranding. Kojima apparently said he was stopped by Customs coming into the USA because of the baby statue.
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Also during the panel, Kojima said it was originally recommended to him that he cast Keanu Reeves in a role in Death Stranding, but the famed game director went with his friend Mads Mikkelsen instead.
Death Stranding launches in November for PS4. A report said the game might also release on Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation 5, but nothing is confirmed at this stage.
For more on Death Stranding, check out GameSpot’s Death Stranding pre-order guide that covers the game’s release date, special edition, bonuses and more.