Among some other massive announcements at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 last weekend, we finally got to see the Death Stranding Steelbook Edition and Standard Edition cover art getting a reveal. Although it has to be said that most of what we’ve seen about Death Stranding so far has been a little abstract let’s say, so this is one of the more down to earth announces.
Death Stranding Steelbook Edition cover art reveal
The main man himself and director of Death Stranding Hideo Kojima attended a panel at Comic-Con and saw this as the perfect opportunity to show off the Death Stranding Steelbook Edition and Standard Edition cover art for all those in attendance to have a peek at. Additionally, Kojima didn’t just hold the cover art for Ransome as a Comic-Con exclusive and later posted the reveal in a tweet. Good lad.
Check out both the Death Stranding Steelbook Edition and Standard Edition cover art below for yourselves, the first is the steel book with the latter being the standard version.
Regular one on the left and steel book one on the right. pic.twitter.com/ub5Wsgr84r
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) July 21, 2019
In addition to the above images, Kojima also tweeted to display what the full-size poster images would look like.
TOMORROW IS IN YOUR HANDS.#DeathStranding #hideokojimagame #デススト
— 小島秀夫 (@Kojima_Hideo) July 22, 2019
Both the Death Stranding Steelbook Edition and Standard Edition cover art variants display Sam who is acted by Norman Reedus, it seems as though the art shows something like past and present-type shots. The Steelbook artwork shows Sam with his face covered in thick mud or tar and his hood down, but the detector is missing. Whereas the standard edition showcases Sam with his hood uncovered with the detection gadget on his shoulder fully in place. Both variants show Sam with the same stance.
In the Death Stranding universe, Sam has the ability to revive himself after a monster has chewed him up and spat him back out again, pretty cool. Should that happen though, it does leave him feeling fairly vulnerable once he’s returned to life, I mean who wouldn’t feel crappy after that!? Could that be the past/present stance used on the artwork?
You can preorder the Death Stranding special edition or the standard edition from Amazon for its release on November 8th to see exactly what was going on with the box art.
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