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Death Stranding is back, and it's had some upgrades / Picture Credit: 505 Games and Kojima Productions

Death Stranding is back, and it's had some upgrades / Picture Credit: 505 Games and Kojima Productions

Death Stranding, released in 2019, is a game in which users take control of Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus), a courier living in the U.S. after a destructive event occurred and deadly creatures roam the planet. 

Bridges must complete his task, which is to deliver supplies to isolated colonies and reconnect them to the world via a wireless comms network. 

In addition to Reedus, who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead, the game features Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins, and Lindsay Wagner, in addition to the likenesses of film directors Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn as supporting characters. 

Upon its release, Death Stranding was met with positive reviews for the most part; critics praised the voice work, soundtrack and visuals. The gameplay and narrative, however, was met with more mixed opinions. 

The action game was nominated for, and won, multiple awards, such as Game of the Year (2019). 2021 saw the game sell around five million copies worldwide. 

This year (2022), will see Death Stranding Director’s Cut release onto PC, and will enhance Kojima Production’s incredible visuals even more; the Director’s Cut will also provide better frame rates, ultrawide monitor support, and an amazing photo mode. 

Death Stranding’s Director’s Cut will create an even better experience for gamers, allowing them to explore the now advanced world in which the game is set. 

The new release also offers a lengthened storyline, new stealth missions, combat abilities, equippable items, buildable structures, cosmetic options, and much, much more. 

Those who already own Death Stranding can upgrade to the Director’s Cut for the discounted price of £8.99, by installing the current game and purchasing through the in-game storefront. 

Those who wish to purchase a copy of the base game, however, can find it at a discounted rate of 70% off during Steam’s Lunar Sale (Thursday, January 27th through to Thursday, February 3rd, 2022). 

Death Stranding Director’s Cut will debut on PC for both Steam and the Epic Games Store on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at the price of £34.99. 

Watch the trailer for Death Stranding below:

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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