The first volume of Death Stranding: The Official Novelization is coming to the United States early next year.
Originally released in Japan, the novelization is being translated into English. The author is Kenji Yano, who also worked on Metal Gear novelizations for the Japanese market. The translator is Carley Radford.
Here is a description of the novelization from the publisher:
Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary porter with the ability to return from the world of the dead, has been entrusted with a critical mission by the President of the United Cities of America. He must journey across this ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to reconnect cities and people and rebuild America one step at a time.
Death Stranding (PC via Steam) is on sale for $47.99 at Fanatical. The PS4 version is on sale for $19.99 at GameStop. Prices subject to change.
Hideo Kojima is the creator of the Death Stranding video game, which is the source material for the book. The long-anticipated game was released exclusively on PS4 last year and came out on PC in June. It’s the first game from Kojima since he and Kojima Productions split from Konami.