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Death Stranding 2 On The Beach: Release Date Speculation, Platforms, Story & More

An Announce Trailer confirmed the official title, Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, as we've compiled the latest news and updates in this guide.
Death Stranding 2 On The Beach: Release Date Speculation, Platforms, Story & More
(Picture: Kojima Productions)

Following months of interviews, rumors, and cryptic tweets, veteran game director Hideo Kojima revealed the next gaming release from his production studio, Kojima Productions, at The Game Awards 2022. At the recent PlayStation State of Play, legendary game creator Hideo Kojima unveiled more gameplay footage in an Announce Trailer with a new game title, Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, its release window and platforms.

The latest news for Kojima's upcoming game has left players and avid fans digging into the trailer to learn more about what we can expect in this ambitious sequel. We explored what we know thus far about the upcoming action game Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, including its release date, launch platforms, and more.

21 February 2024 Update: This guide reflects the latest details for the upcoming action-adventure game, Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, which was announced during the recent State of Play livestream. The original reporting continues below.

Latest Death Stranding 2: On The Beach News & Leaks

21 February 2024: Watch the full DS2 On the Beach trailer
31st January 2024 Update: DS2 Revealed At PlayStation State Of Play 2024

Death Stranding 2 was revealed during the latest State of Play livestream on 31st January 2024, which included an Announce Trailer, release window, and official game title, Death Stranding 2: On the Beach.

23rd January 2024 Update: No Latest Death Stranding 2 News & Details

We checked but couldn't find anything new to share about Death Stranding 2. We will continue our search!

2nd January 2024 Update: Death Stranding 2 Development Update From Kojima
20th December 2023 Update: Death Stranding Will Be Made Into A Live-Action Movie!
11th December 2023 Update: DS2 No Show At The Game Awards 2023, But OD Did!

Learn about Hideo Kojima's OD!

13th November 2023 Update: No Latest Death Stranding 2 News & Details

We checked but couldn't find any new information on Death Stranding 2 this time around. Stay tuned as we continue our search!

Death Stranding 2 On The Beach: Release Date Speculation & Platform

Kojima Productions announced during The Game Awards 2022 that the sequel to 2019's critically acclaimed action game, Death Stranding, is currently in development. More than a year later, the sequel received a new title, Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, which was announced during the PlayStation State of Play livestream on 31st January 2024, with a release window of 2025 and available for PlayStation 5 consoles.

It was confirmed that Kojima would write and direct the sequel with Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, and Troy Baker as returning cast members, with Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna confirmed to join. Aside from the returning and new cast members, Death Stranding 2 will launch on PlayStation 5 consoles; however, there may be a possibility of a PC release, which is not confirmed, but if so, publisher 505 Games may likely be involved in bringing sequel to PC.

Lastly, it remains unclear if the possibility of Death Stranding 2: On the Beach will be available for Xbox Series X|S consoles, given that Kojima is working on an exclusive game for Xbox. It's worth mentioning that 505 Games and Kojima Productions did bring Death Stranding's PC port to Xbox Game Pass as of 23rd August 2022.

Death Stranding 2 On The Beach: Everything We Know

As of writing, there's quite a bit of information and details that can be lifted from the recent Announce Trailer debuting at the PlayStation State of Play and previous trailers and gameplay footage available on the Kojima Productions' YouTube channel. Going back to the game's Teaser Trailer, it did indicate that the protagonist, Sam Porter Bridges, had cut ties with the Bridges corporation, which Kojima alluded to.

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The Announce Trailer showcased the expansive world beyond the UCA, as protagonist Sam Porter Bridges must navigate in a mission to save and preserve humanity. (Picture: Kojima Productions)

Nevertheless, in Death Stranding 2: On the Beach's Announce Trailer, we were treated to scenic vistas and the vast world in which the game is set as Bridges immerses himself back on the other side of the UCA. It's somewhat apparent that Bridges will be embarking on a perilous journey of "save humanity from extinction" but will have several dangerous encounters with the new creatures, enemies and hazardous terrain he has to navigate around. 

This was referenced in a quote that appeared during the trailer, "Should we have connected?" that could allude to the overall narrative that will be presented to players. Additionally, several new companies were mentioned during the Announce Trailer, including the APAC (Automated Public Assistance Company) and Drawbridge, which will be involved in Bridges' journey and narrative.

While not quite confirmed yet, but the Beach may present alternating realities as the Announce Trailer showed a variant of Bridges; however, its implications are unknown. Regardless, the story of Death Stranding 2: On the Beach has been closely kept to Kojima's heart, with the legendary creator only revealing cryptic images and posts across his social media channels that have left avid fans decoding its meaning and significance to the game.

These cryptic images and posts started with the game's promotions at various gaming conventions, including PAX Australia, in October 2022. These cryptic imageries accompanied the words, "Where am I?" and "Who am I?" alongside pictures of Elle Fanning, Shioli Kutsuna, and an unknown figure now revealed to be Léa Seydoux.

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Kojima Productions debuted a spellbinding teaser trailer for Death Stranding 2 during The Game Awards 2022. (Picture: Kojima Productions)

This also confirms earlier comments by The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus who confirmed the project in an interview in May 2022. He revealed that following the production and subsequent launch of Death Stranding, it gained plenty of attention and won awards, "so we just started part two of that."

During the interview at The Game Awards 2022, Kojima discussed some details regarding the game's development; he stated, "I can't really be specific right now, but you've just seen the trailer, and I've put a lot of things inside, so I want you guys to talk about it and find details in it."

The scripting work was completed before the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the veteran game director revealed that he opted to revise it. "Well, I had the story written before the pandemic, but after experiencing the pandemic, I just rewrote the whole thing, the story from scratch. I also didn't want to predict any more futures, so I rewrote it."

The game's teaser trailer reveals that Death Stranding 2 will utilize the Decima Engine, developed by Guerrilla Games, which was previously used for Until Dawn, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Death Stranding. More recently, Horizon Forbidden West and its upcoming expansion, Burning Shores, used the updated version of the game engine alongside Death Stranding 2.

As we anticipate more details for Death Stranding 2: On the Beach in the coming months, we will continue providing additional coverage on the game. Likewise, we'll endeavor to publish more news and updates once more reliable information is available.