Today in Mad-Libs: That sounds too good to be true, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima was reportedly working on a project that pitted a team of detectives against super-powered humans. That game is now dead, according to Kojima, because it was too similar to The young, Amazon’s hit show about more or less the same thing. Oh man.
The young, now in its third season, adapted from Garth Ennis’ comics of the same name, is basically “What If Superman, But Evil”. One company, Vaught, synthesizes a serum that gives humans enhanced powers, then commercializes the resulting “supers” for everything from movies to theme parks to PR circuitry. These Supers rarely, if ever, face consequences for their (typically destructive, borderline evil) actions; The show also focuses on a cell of normal people trying to bring them to justice.
“I looked at a few episodes that were being delivered at the time I was about to start a project that I had been warming up to for a long time and put it on hold because the concept was similar,” said kojima said on twitter. “A sidekick (male/female) with a special detective team who takes on legendary heroes behind the scenes. I was thinking of Mads as the lead.”
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has worked in the past with Kojima, a well known movie fan. Mikkelsen played a character in Kojima’s 2019 game death strandingand Kojima once a conceptual idea floated that would see Mikkelsen in a lead role for another game. (The tentative title? mad max
Details about Mikkelsen’s potential role and about the project in general remain unclear. Representatives from Kojima Productions did not respond to a request for comment. Kojima is currently working with Xbox on a not-yet-announced game that will leverage Microsoft’s cloud technology. After vocal backlash, Kojima Productions issued a statement PlayStation fans assure that the studio still has a solid relationship with Sony. (death strandingKojima Productions’ only game to be released as an independent studio was exclusive to the PlayStation console.)
The young Showrunner Eric Kripke said Kojima should make a game based on the show. Antony Starr, the actor who portrays (and deserves every award under the sun) The young antagonist Homelander, approved this imagination. And I feel good about stamping my box seal of approval on it. if The young Should there ever be a video game adaptation, Kojima – with his eye for mixing solid gameplay with total batshit eccentricity – would be the ideal cast. If you’ve seen the latest episode of the show, you probably agree. To reiterate: Aw man.