Yet more Death Stranding (opens in new tab) gameplay was shown at the close of the Tokyo Game Show 2019, and this time around we got a tour of the Safe House...things got a little weird... again. The biggest takeaway is that Norman Reedus will punch you in the face if you stare at his crotch for too long (opens in new tab), because of course he will. But the gameplay also gave us a look at some other features such as customisation options and... being able to eat bugs that float in a jar.
The Safe House area we get to see is set to be a little private spot where you spend your time in between missions. I guess Sam (aka Reedus) does need to take a break between all that walking, after all. Hideo Kojima ran through the features of the Safe House and showed off Sam as he messed around in front of a mirror and took selfies. From smacking his face, to sticking his tongue out, it looks like you can make Sam piss about in more ways than just... well, actually peeing.
This area also appears to be the go-to place for customising all of your gear. Kojima showed off the different colour options of Sam's backpack, as well as switching up the shade of the cap he can wear as he walks about in the wild. You're also able to access your weapons in this area, and get Reedus to try on his shades to add some more coolness to your indoor shenanigans.
In the Safe House Sam can also interact with BB, who appears to mimic everything Sam does. You can also take a shower when Sam is a bit grimy from his escapades in the wild, look at a map to check out main missions and read mail, and use a music player. Oh, and of course you can get him to eat some weird floating bugs. As nutritious as I'm sure they are, the crunch they have to them is a little... off-putting.
The gameplay ends with Sam heading out into the wild to take a mud bath with his fresh new look, and just before we see Mads Mikkelsen's character Cliff toasting with a glass of champers from BB's viewpoint. With peeing, bathing, and now eating bugs and messing around in the mirror, the gameplay in Death Stranding certainly keeps surprising us. Who knows what else we'll get up to when it releases on 8 November, 2019.