Death Stranding Game Gets Novel in Japan

The production company Shinchosha revealed that Shincho Bunko Nex is publishing a two-part novelization of the highly anticipated Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding PlayStation 4 game on November 28.

Shinchosha is also publishing a Steelbook version of the novel that includes both parts. Kenji Yano is writing the novel under the pen name Hitori Nojima, and Hideo Kojima is credited with the original story. Pablo Uchida is the illustrator of the book’s cover.According publisher Shinchosha, the release is the first instance of a book getting a Steelbook version.


The Death Stranding game will ship for the PlayStation 4 on November 8. The Collector’s Edition of the game will include special cases, a BB Pod, a Ludens keychain, a digital soundtrack with behind-the-scenes video, 10 PSN character avatars, and four in-game items. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include the soundtrack, avatars, and in-game items. The Special Edition will include the Steelbook case, soundtrack, and in-game Ludens Mask item. The Japanese version of the game will include both English and Japanese audio tracks, but Kojima Productions has not yet revealed if the North American version of the game will also have the Japanese audio track. 505 Games will publish the game’s PC version in early summer 2020.


Now, if you want to experience the story of this new Hideo Kojima game through a different medium it should be worth checking out this next written adaptation. Let’s hope an English translation will be available very soon.

Author: Luis Vega

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