During last week's Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2019, Hideo Kojima showed off a ton of new footage from Death Stranding, which is set to release on PlayStation 4 this coming November. Most of the footage that was shown at the event revolved around the game's main narrative, as we were introduced to a few new characters. \n \nOf course, because it's set to release in just a few months, many were expecting to see new footage from Death Stranding at some point in the coming weeks, but we're not going to have to wait that long, as a trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive has been leaked ahead of schedule, and it has given us 7 brand new minutes of never-before-seen footage. \n \nThe leaked trailer, which you can check out below, reveals a bit more about the game's main story, and it heavily focuses on two characters: Die Hardman (Earl Jenkins) and Amelie (Lindsey Wagner). \n \nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/NlmJ8vhf3A8 \n \nDuring a recent interview with 4 Players, Hideo Kojima explained why he decided to make Death Stranding an open-world game as opposed to a linear story-driven game, and he promised that his fans will not be disappointed when his newest title hits PS4 in November. \nWell, after experiencing an action game in an open world, you can not just go back to other things," said Kojima during an interview with 4 Players. "So in Phantom Pain I started with a kind of experiment by starting linear. And once the world opens, the story fades in one way. \n \n"This time was the biggest challenge and the biggest obstacle: it's an open world, but at the same time we do not want to reduce the importance of the story, so fans of Hideo Kojima games will not be disappointed." \nAs many probably remember, the story in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was largely disappointing, but most would agree that the quality of the story, or lack thereof, had absolutely nothing to do with it being an open-world game. But, even though the main narrative wasn't satisfying to long-term MGS fans, the gameplay was mostly well-received, so if he can combine an excellent story with fantastic gameplay mechanics in Death Stranding, then Sony's newest exclusive might end up being a hit. \n \nSo far, most of the gameplay that's been shown hasn't been combat-related, so many are still unsure about what you'll be doing in the game. But, we'll probably find out more before the game hits PS4 on November 8.