Death Stranding is a weird game. The game is so difficult to properly describe, in fact, that game director Hideo Kojima invented a new genre for it. Death Stranding seems to be about a delivery man who has a baby attached to him while he explores a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by invisible ghosts with psychic powers. And it also lets players pee on things.
Joining the ranks of games like Conker's Bad Fur Day, Death Stranding literally lets players pee, and what's more, pee can actually be used as a weapon in the game. This was revealed at Gamescom 2019, which showed off some fresh Death Stranding gameplay footage that opened with Norman Reedus's character Sam Bridges peeing. How players can use pee as a weapon in Death Stranding wasn't elaborated on, but Kojima did reveal another way pee will be incorporated into the gameplay.
The example given at Gamescom is if a bunch of Death Stranding players pee in the same spot, "something good" could happen. For example, Sam's pee could help plant life grow in that area.
You... can pee in Death Stranding. pic.twitter.com/Ur8I8iZwRb— The Man Who Sold The World (@LordBalvin) August 19, 2019
For those worried that Death Stranding's pee mechanic could result in the game being slapped with an AO rating, the team at Kojima Productions has made sure that players can only see the stream of urine. No matter how players try to manipulate the camera, they shouldn't be able to swing it around and see the genitals of Death Stranding star Norman Reedus, and it's unlikely that they were even animated for the game.
Furthermore, the Death Stranding pee mechanic won't be freely available for players to use whenever they want. In the gameplay footage, Sam indicates that he has completely relieved himself, so players likely have to wait some time before they can pee again. Kojima also made it clear that it's not possible to pee in front of NPCs, so players won't be getting in trouble for indecent exposure or anything like that.
While some may find the Death Stranding pee gameplay video amusing, it's worth pointing out that it's some of the most substantial gameplay footage we've seen of the game since its reveal. Despite the fact that Death Stranding is set to launch this coming November, much of the game is still shrouded in mystery. It looks like Kojima fans will just have to wait for its launch to really learn more about it.
Death Stranding launches on November 8, exclusively for PS4.