Hideo Kojima Was 'Warming Up' a Game Concept Similar to 'The Boys', Starring Mads Mikkelsen

Hideo Kojima Was 'Warming Up' a Game Concept Similar to 'The Boys', Starring Mads Mikkelsen

Richard Walker

Hideo Kojima has revealed that he had been developing a project very similar to popular Amazon Prime TV series, The Boys, which is currently into its third season. While the show failed to maintain the Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator's interest beyond three episodes, he did notice similarities to a game concept he had.

“The Boys, which I quit after 3 episodes of season 1,” reads the first part of Kojima's tweet (via VGC). “I thought I'd watch the rest of the show. Actually, I watched a few episodes that were delivered at the time when I was about to start a project that I had been warming up for a long time…”

The second part of the tweet adds that Kojima had to put the project on hold,  “because the concept was similar (different settings and tricks). A buddy (male/female) thing with a special detective squad facing off against legendary heroes behind the scenes. I was thinking of Mads as the lead."

The ‘Mads’ in question here, is, of course Mads Mikkelsen, who played a pivotal character in Kojima's Death Stranding. However, Anthony Starr, who plays Homelander in The Boys, replied “second that notion” to a tweet from writer and producer, Eric Kripke, who asked that Kojima "please come make a The Boys game. We can team up and conquer! Huge fan, btw.”

At present, Kojima is working on a ‘cloud-powered game’ exclusively for Xbox, but if some of the creatives behind The Boys are keen for him to get on board with a video game adaptation of the Prime TV series, we'd certainly be interested in seeing that, too.

  • I am happy that he did not realized that concept.
    I dont like the show „the boys“ at all or anything like that.
    I watched the first episode ab it p***ed me extremely off and i can not exactly explain why.
  • The Boys is pure entertainment. That damn Homelander! Not sure how a Kojima game in a similar setting would work.
  • He does know it was a comic before it was a TV series? It's been around since 2006 and isn't exactly a hard to fathom idea.
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