Anyone who’s even glanced at social media over the past few days has likely seen mention of Overdose, a rumored new horror game from Hideo Kojima.
Tongues have been shaken since leaker Tom Henderson reported it (opens in new tab) the existence of the game, coinciding with a tweet (opens in new tab) from a newcomer to the leaking game. Apparently, early footage Henderson saw shows the actress who played Death Stranding’s mother – Margaret Qualley – walking down dark corridors with a flashlight – all from a third-person perspective, although it’s been hinted that the first-person view is also possible. The footage ends with a jump scare before the words “Gameover,” “A Hideo Kojima Game,” and “Overdose” are plastered across the screen. Since the article’s publication, Henderson has reportedly been asked by Kojima Productions to remove it, although the request has been denied at the time of writing.
Hideo Kojima could very well be working on a new horror game – he’s certainly tweeted enough about it since Death Stranding’s release. Does that mean Overdose will definitely be revealed at Summer Game Fest? Not yet. Kojima has previously revealed that a major post-Death Stranding project has fallen apart, and it looks like a good bet that he’s working on Death Stranding 2. Besides that, details about the rumored new project remain scarce.
Hideo Kojima today with Geoff Keighley. Hideo Kojima today with Geoff Keighley. pic.twitter.com/DytzPGGCoBMay 31, 2022
We’ve seen teasing about other Kojima projects, although there’s no guarantee it’s Overdose-related. GamesBeat reported (opens in new tab) on a few occasions (opens in new tab) that Hideo Kojima is in talks with Xbox about releasing one of his next games. As said, it looks like Kojima is working on Death Stranding 2, although Sony released the first game, so it’s quite unlikely that the release duties will shift to Microsoft for the next one.
To make the scariest horror game I watch the scary movies to awaken my horror soul. THE EYE is the Thai horror film I rented while doing PT but was too scary to finish. The package is scary so I just rented the disc. Will I be able to watch the end? pic.twitter.com/BVwPruUAvtNovember 22, 2019
It’s not clear if we’ll see Overdose itself, although we could some this week – It’s not E3 2022, after all. Hideo Kojima’s personal assistant tweeted a picture of the industry veteran with Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley just last week. That said, it could easily be a nuisance for Death Stranding 2 if something happens. Summer Game Fest is scheduled to start tomorrow (June 9th), so we’ll probably have our answer soon.
Check out ours E3 2022 schedule to see everything else that’s coming your way.