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Death Stranding is getting its own PS4 Pro hardware

The gold baby controller is particularly appealing...

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Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro with Death Stranding’s Nov. 8 launch, the company announced in its State of Play stream today.

The Death Stranding bundle will come with a matte white 1 TB PlayStation 4 Pro decorated with black hand prints “that form the shapes of the world’s continents,” according to Sony. A clear, gold DualShock 4 controller designed to look like the “bridge baby” pod Sam Bridges — played by Norman Reedus — carries around in the game is also included. Your PlayStation 4 controller won’t house BB, though — in the teaser video, BB transformed in regular ol’ PlayStation controller parts. Sony did, however, offer a suggestion for playing pretend: “Throughout the game, you can gently rock the controller to emulate holding the BB pod in your own hands.” (You don’t need a special controller to do this, however, but it will, perhaps, add to the immersion. Death Stranding developer Hideo Kojima said in August that players will be able to use the DualShock 4’s motion controls to soothe BB.)

The Death Stranding PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will cost $399 and is available for preorder now at Best Buy. It’ll include a copy of Death Stranding on Blu-ray, too.

As Death Stranding’s release date approaches, we’re slowly learning more about the game. Earlier in September, Kojima revealed an hour of raw gameplay at Tokyo Game Show 2019. A day prior, Kojima Productions and Sony debuted a seven-minute story trailer called “Briefing.”

Death Stranding is developed by Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions and published by Sony. It’s slated for a Nov. 8 launch exclusively on PlayStation 4. The Death Stranding PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will be available on release day.

Update: Shortly after September’s State of Play, Sony posted more details on its official blog. We’ve updated this post to reflect the new information.

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