Death Stranding: The Official Novelization will be released in English on February 16, 2021. The game 's book adaptation is written by Death Stranding co-writer Kenji Yano, who also goes by the pen name Hitori Nojima. Yano has also published many other novels based on games directed by Hideo Kojima, including books such as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid Substance 1: Shadow Moses, and Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. Following the journey of Sam Porter Bridges, who is played by Norman Reedus in the game, the novelization brings Death Stranding to life in 304 pages. From publisher Titan Books, the synopsis gives a fairly detailed deion of the game's history, which was the source of much discussion before its release last year. Mysterious explosions rocked the planet, the synopsis reads , triggering a seriesof supernatural phenomena known as Death Stranding. Spectral creatures devouring the living have pushed mankind to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and life in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary gatekeeper capable of returning from the world of the dead, has been given a critical assignment by the president of the United Cities of America. He must pass through this ravaged region. landscape teeming with otherworldly threats to reconnect cities and people and rebuild America one step at a time. Interestingly, the novelty seems set to be published in two volumes , which currently have the same February release date and page number. Earlier this year, Kojima released a steel book edition from the Novelization that was released in Japan. Currently the English translation is expected to be released as a paperback. Here's everything we know about Death Stranding DLC Extensions .