News | Hideo Kojima's new horror game is called Overdose

Hideo Kojima en zijn studio Kojima Productions zouden aan een horrorgame genaamd Overdose werken.

This is what journalist Tom Henderson claims to have heard in an article on Try Hard Guides. There are said to be images showing actress Margaret Qualley – who had a role in the first Death Stranding – returning for this game. Qualley is also known for films such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and series such as The Leftovers.

The images that circulate would show that it is a third-person horror game. Qualley’s character would be walking around a hallway with a flashlight. Apparently, however, the game could also be played in a first-person perspective. The images would end with a scare, followed by the text ‘game over’.

For now, it has not been confirmed that Kojima Productions is working on a game called Overdose. However, there have been rumors for some time that the studio – in addition to a sequel to Death Stranding – also wants to work on a horror game.

Henderson also said that Kojima Productions has asked him to take the rumor offline. He has indicated that he will not comply. At the time of writing, the article is offline for a while to add an update, Henderson says.

The fact that Kojima Productions has asked for the article to be taken offline makes it more likely that the rumors are (partly) real. How then is it possible that the game will be unveiled soon, say on the Kick Off Live show of Summer Game Fest tomorrow night.

News | Horror game Madison will also be released on consoles this year

The first-person horror game Madison will also be released on consoles this year.

This has been announced by developer Bloodious Games who were formerly known as Nosebleed Games. It is not stated on which consoles the game will be released specifically. An exact release date has not yet been given. It is clear that the game will be released both physically and digitally.

The PC version of Madison was originally supposed to be released on Steam and GOG on January 7, but was delayed due to developer name issues. Another independent developer is said to be having issues with the Nosebleed Games name, hence the name change. A new release date for the PC version has not yet been announced.

Madison is a psychological horror game in which players control Luca, who must overcome the torture of the demon Madison. Players have a camera that allows them to take Polaroid photos to solve puzzles and see more than with the naked eye. The first images of the game have regularly been compared to P.T., the demo of the never-released Silent Hills developed by Hideo Kojima.

News | Martha is Dead comes out February 24th

The horror game Martha is Dead will be released on February 24, 2022.

That was announced during the Golden Joystick Awards in a new trailer, which can be viewed below. The psychological horror game was actually scheduled for release sometime this year, but that’s no longer feasible.

Martha is Dead is set in 1944 Tuscany during World War II. A woman’s body is found on the edge of a lake. Martha is dead and her twin sister must deal with the murder and associated trauma.

The game is developed by LKA, creator of The Town of Light, and runs on the Unreal Engine 4. Martha is Dead will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One.

News | Outlast studio hints at new game.

Developer Red Barrels, known from the Outlast games, posted a tweet yesterday that hints at an announcement of a new game.

To celebrate Halloween, the developer posted the tweet yesterday. “Announcement is coming soon”, the company reports, with artwork below of what may be the next game from the studio.

More information is not yet available, but in terms of color use the artwork seems to correspond to the Outlast series. It could therefore be a third Outlast game.

It has been more than two years since the horror game Outlast 2 was released. The original in particular was praised for the exciting course of the game, players had to flee from monsters instead of starting the attack themselves. In addition, the original had the advantage that it was one of the first games to be given away for free via PlayStation Plus.