The highly-anticipated Death Stranding has a confirmed release date of November 8.

In addition to announcing the release date, publisher Sony also dropped a whopping 8 minute trailer that's jam-packed full of gameplay – including our first look at the game's combat.

From Hideo Kojima, the mind behind Metal Gear Solid, Death Stranding is his first project since his departure from Konami.

In a statement discussing the themes of Death Stranding, Kojima said:

People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation.

“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.

Sony also announced a Death Stranding Collector's Edition, complete with its own replica BB Pod.

Death Stranding will release November 8 on PlayStation 4.

Death Stranding release date confirmed for November 8