Hideo Kojima, designer of the legendary Steel Gear collection and 2019’s Demise Stranding, is reportedly engaged on a brand new horror recreation starring actress Margaret Qualley referred to as Overdose.
That is in line with ceaseless leaker Tom Henderson, who, writing for Attempt Arduous Guides, claims to have been despatched early footage that includes a personality – portrayed by Qualley, who beforehand performed Mama in Demise Stranding – roaming by means of darkish corridors with a flashlight in her hand.
Henderson says the sequence (displayed from a third-person perspective, though a first-person mode can also be rumoured) culminates in a soar scare that brings a Recreation Over message up on display. That is reportedly adopted by the caption “A Hideo Kojima Recreation… OVERDOSE”.
This would not be Kojima first dalliance with horror, after all. The designer was set to direct a brand new entry in Konami’s beloved Silent Hill collection (a partnership that begat notorious playable teaser PT), however the venture was formally cancelled in 2015 after his very public fallout with the writer. Lately, nevertheless, Kojima has dropped plenty of hints suggesting a return to the horror style, with famed manga artist Junji Ito additionally probably concerned.
Overdose’s emergence would definitely tie in with Kojima’s hints at desirous to make “the scariest horror recreation”, but it surely’s unclear when and the place the venture – assuming its veracity – may get a correct reveal. That stated, phrase started to unfold final summer season that Microsoft was in talks to publish Kojima Productions’ subsequent title, so maybe this Sunday’s Xbox/Bethesda showcase is likely to be a superb place to begin.
Overdose, if actual, could be the second venture rumoured to be in growth at Kojima Productions. Not too long ago, actor Norman Reedus stated he had “simply began” engaged on a second Demise Stranding recreation, though the sequel has but to be formally unveiled.