Hideo Kojima In Talks With Junji Ito for a New Horror Game
Since Hideo Kojima was involved in Silent Hills, which is a horror game by Konami whose cancellation is still painfully felt among fans of the genre, there has been a talk and speculation about the possibility of making a game within this theme.
New evidence has emerged that this possibility is very real, thanks to an interview with Junji Ito, a master of the horror genre in Japanese manga. An interview conducted at Comic-Con revealed that Hideo Kojima invited Ito to a horror game he may develop.
Answering the question of whether he was involved in a video game project, the horror master said the following: “The simple answer is no. However, I do know director Kojima and we have been in conversation that he might have a horror-based game that he may be doing, and so he has invited me to work on that, but there are no details on it yet,” said Junji Ito (through his translator).
Apparently, the horror project between Hideo Kojima and Junji Ito is still hypothetical and is not based on solid bases. Still, it is enough to leave us day-dreaming. A horror game made in collaboration between the two could become one of the best of its kind.
Check out the Comic-Con interview with Junji Ito (the question about the video game is at the 34th minute) below.
Incidentally, the fact that Kojima and the Mangaka come together for art is nothing new. Back then, Ito contributed concept arts for Silent Hills, which Guillermo del Toro shared on his Twitter account.
JUNJI ITO, undisputed master of horror in Japan (along with Hino and Tsubaki) and our collaborator in SILENT HILL (S) pic.twitter.com/D9ypKBhVk5
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) September 27, 2015
The artist is now considered the leading master in his field. So it could be an exciting matter if Junji Ito and Hideo Kojima work together again in a horror game.