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Hideo Kojima revealed over the weekend that he had canceled a project that he had been developing due its similarity with The Boys, Amazon’s hit superhero series based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book of the same name. The legendary game designer behind the Metal Gear and Death Stranding franchises said that he put the idea on hold because “the concept was too similar (different settings and tricks)” to the show, going on to describe the project as a “buddy (male/female) thing with a special detective squad facing off against legendary heroes behind the scenes”—a concept that does seem to echo the exploits of Butcher, Hughie, and the rest of the gang, who are on a mission to take out the Seven, a superhero team led by the powerful but corrupt Homelander played by Antony Starr. Kojima recently confirmed that he had partnered with Microsoft to develop an Xbox project, one that will leverage the company’s leading cloud technologies.

THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing.

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