Hideo Kojima "was" working on a The Boys-like game with Mads Mikkelsen

According to a video game auteur, he shelved the game concept because it was so similar to The Boys.


Hideo Kojima is equal parts ambitious and borderline insane and we mean that in a good way. You can't be "normal" to come up with iconic and genre-defining games like the entire Metal Gear franchise as well as its studio's debut title, Death Stranding.

Mads Mikkelsen and Hideo Kojima worked together on Death Stranding.

Given how interesting Kojima's ideas almost always are, you can't blame fans for expressing interest in his projects - even the ones he'd already shelved.

For example, Kojima just revealed on Twitter that he previously considered working on a game starring Mads Mikkelsen with a story that revolved around a "special detective squad facing off against legendary heroes behind the scenes." Unfortunately, Kojima had to cancel the concept because he felt that it was so similar to The Boys.

The Boys is a live-action adaptation series based on a comic book series of the same name that first premiered on Amazon in 2019, the same year that Kojima Production's debut title after parting ways with Konami, Death Stranding, also came out. If Kojima pushed through with his idea, we would have probably heard more about the game by now. But, it's not like it's never going to happen. The Boys previously hinted at a video game adaptation, so Amazon is not against the idea. If the two can work together, we'd love to see what would come out of the collaboration.

We know Kojima was against the concept because it was so similar to The Boys, but what if Amazon gave him free reigns to work on a video game adaptation of the show?

For now, you can watch the first three seasons of The Boys on Amazon Prime Video. Season 3 is still ongoing with a new episode airing every week until July 8 with Season 4 currently in development.

As for Kojima, it's not like dropping the concept was a huge loss for him. Kojima is hard at work on a Cloud-based game with Microsoft. Some are suggesting that the Xbox project is Overdose, an unannounced horror game that is also reportedly in the works over at Kojima Productions. Norman Reedus also let it slip that Death Stranding 2 is in production.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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