Every edition of Death Stranding explained

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Are you looking forward to Death Stranding? While there’s still a lot of mystery around the game, every new trailer and gameplay demo has given us more intriguing glimpses into Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s excitingly surreal action game, and we can’t wait to take our first steps into the world of Death Stranding on 8 November. But with three editions of the game and a shiny new console to choose from, which one is right for you?

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Are you looking forward to Death Stranding? While there’s still a lot of mystery around the game, every new trailer and gameplay demo has given us more intriguing glimpses into Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s excitingly surreal action game, and we can’t wait to take our first steps into the world of Death Stranding on 8 November. But with three editions of the game and a shiny new console to choose from, which one is right for you?

We may not be able to fully untangle the many plot strands revealed so far in the trailers (though we’ve given it a shot), but we can tell you what you’ll get in the box with every edition of Death Stranding. So sit back, relax, and prepare to have at least one mystery solved for you…

Standard Edition


The Standard Edition comes with the base game, along with a set of exclusive (and extremely shiny) golden items to unlock as you play to give you a bit of a boost. As well as a pair of sunglasses and a hat to add some pizzazz to your regular outfit, you’ll get a Speed Skeleton which promises to increase the speed of main character Sam’s movements, and a shiny set of armour that will help to protect him from any incoming shots, punches, and whatever else waits for us in this surreal world.

On top of that, you’ll also get a dynamic PS4 theme at launch, and a voucher to let you download a PSN avatar: a Chibi Ludens avatar to be precise, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the Kojima Productions logo.

Pre-order the Standard Edition here

Special Edition

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If you’re looking for a little bit more, you might want to take a peek at the Special Edition.

You’ll get the full game in a SteelBook case, and all the same shiny gold items that come with the Standard Edition, as well as the dynamic PS4 theme and Chibi Ludens avatar. On top of that, you’ll get an extra pair of special gold “Ludens Mask” in-game sunglasses to make you look particularly chic as you navigate the boundaries between life and death, plus behind-the-scenes video footage and the original music for the game in an album called Timefall.

Pre-order the Special Edition here

Collector’s Edition

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If you’re looking for something truly special, then the Collector’s Edition is the ideal choice.

In fact, we’re the only retailer in the UK who are stocking the mammoth Collector’s Edition, which comes with (deep breath): the full game in a SteelBook case, a life size statue of the BB pod which Sam carries throughout the game, a Ludens keyring, and BRIDGES Cargo Case.

We haven’t even mentioned the pre-order bonuses yet, which include the following gold in-game items: “Sam” Sunglasses, Armour Plate, Hat, and Speed Skeleton. Then there’s also a dynamic theme for your PS4 and a Chibi Ludens Avatar to boot. On top of all that, you’ll also get an extra set of pre-order bonuses: the “Ludens Mask” Sunglasses, Armour Plate (Lvl. 2), Power Skeleton, and All-Terrain Skeleton.

That’s still not all though, as this massive package also comes with 10 PSN avatars so you can let your friends know that you’re a huge Death Stranding fan, as well as original music and behind-the-scenes footage for the game in the Timefall album. And now we’re out of breath…

Head to your nearest GAME store to check availability near you.

Pre-order the Collector’s Edition here

Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro

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If even that isn’t enough, check out the gorgeous Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle. You’ll get the full game alongside a custom black and white PS4 Pro console decorated with the game’s trademark BT handprints, and a yellow Dualshock 4 controller modelled after the BB pod. You can take a more detailed look at the bundle right here.

Pre-order the Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro here

So there you have it – that’s what you’ll get with every edition of Death Stranding at GAME. And while you wait for the game to arrive on 8 November, check out everything we know about the game so far, as well as a list of 7 bizarre things you can do in Death Stranding.

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