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The Boys, the series that killed a Hideo Kojima project

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We could have had a Hideo Kojima game with The Boys sauce, but the developer preferred to abandon the idea.

The Boys it’s the series of the moment on Amazon Prime Video – or almost – and even more so since the (disappointing?) release of the Herogasme episode. With its trashy humor and sulphurous heroes, the production has seduced fans throughout its seasons. And if there is an anecdote about the series that we did not expect, it is this one.

Video game fans will easily recognize the name of Hideo Kojima, the famous developer behind Metal Gear Solid and of death stranding. It turns out that he could also have been the creator of a game with The Boys sauce, if he had not preferred to abort the project in order to avoid any resemblance, voluntary or involuntary, or even plagiarism of the series. It is on Twitter that the game designer tells us about his misadventures, while season 3 of The Boys still in full swing.

He then says he was taken aback when he discovered that the project he was working on looked suspiciously like the Amazon series. Too bad for him, and for us, he decided to jump ship and nip the idea in the bud.

“The Boys, a series that I stopped after 3 episodes of season 1. I told myself that I was going to resume it. In fact, I only watched a few episodes that were delivered to me when I was about to start a project that I had been thinking about for a long time, and which I put on hold because the concept was too similar (although with different settings and powers). A buddy story (male/female) with a team of special sleuths battling legendary heroes behind the scenes of the genre.”

We still missed a legendary cast

In terms of casting, he would have given the main role of the game to a big name in the cinema, we named Mads Mikkelsen. If this name is not unknown to you, it is because you have surely already seen it in the third part of the Fantastic Beasts, as he took over the role of Gellert Grindelwald in place of Johnny Depp. The creator is not satisfied with little, and always wants to blur the boundaries between cinema and video games.

On our side, we would not have said no to such a game. Now, we just have to hope that Hideo Kojima wants to take up the concept, or even work hand in hand with Amazon to launch an official The Boys title, which would a misfortune with the informed public.

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