The Death Stranding review embargo will lift on Friday November 1.
Reviews will go live at 12:01am PT / 07:01am GMT / 08:01am CET, a week before the Death Stranding release date of November 8.
Announced at E3 2016, Death Stranding features a cast of high-profile actors including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner and director Guillermo del Toro.
“Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the ‘Strand’ or connection.
“As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or ‘Strands’ with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.”
The title, which is available to pre-order from retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, ShopTo and Game, includes a very easy mode targeted at “movie fans”.
Sony recently announced a limited edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle featuring a special Death Stranding 1TB console, game and controller for $399 / £379.99. It’s available to pre-order at Best Buy and Game.