Overdose, Hideo Kojima’s Next Game, May Have Leaked Again


Hideo Kojima's rumored horror game Overdose has surfaced again, with leaked images of a character played by Death Stranding actor Margaret Qualley apparently circulating online.

According to a report from leaker Tom Henderson on Insider Gaming, screenshots of Kojima's Overdose have allegedly started to make the rounds in multiple private Discord servers. Supposed screenshots are making the rounds online through social media currently.

Overdose was first rumored this June when Henderson posted details about the game. The leak apparently came from footage showing third-person gameplay of Qualley's character exploring dark corridors using a flashlight. Kojima Productions' reported request to have the article removed was denied.

Henderson said the screenshots that are currently circulating appear to be from the same video as his original report in June. According to the original report, Overdose is apparently separate from the likely Death Stranding sequel, that star Norman Reedus may have accidentally revealed himself.

Officially, Kojima is partnering with Xbox on a game the creator has "always wanted to make." During his appearance at this year's Xbox Bethesda Game Showcase, Kojima said the upcoming title will incorporate Microsoft's "cutting-edge technology" and "change in the industry's trends".

Kojima spoke equally highly of an upcoming project just last week. In an interview, he said one of his new games is "almost like a new medium" that could turn things around "not just in the game industry, but in the movie industry as well." We don't know which project he's referring to, but it's likely the Xbox partnership, given his previous grand statements about that project.

Elle Fanning and Deadpool 2's Shioli Kutsuna are set to appear in an upcoming Kojima project, as revealed through mysterious teasers over the last few weeks. Once again, it's unclear exactly which game these actors are attached to.

For more on Kojima, check out his recent response to the rumors of his involvement with Blue Box's Abandoned.

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