Friday December 8, 2023

Hideo Kojima's entrance theme triggers speculation

Last night, during the live broadcast of The Game Awards, a "global celebration of video games" that's approaching its tenth anniversary, famed video game designer Hideo Kojima was one of the guests and presenters. Following a trailer for his new game, OD, Hideo took the stage while the chorus of Came Back Haunted played, and was later joined by Jordan Peele, as a way of announcing that the illustrious Mr Peele is one of the collaborators on this new game.

We already know that Jordan Peele "had a goth phase, listened to Tool and Nine Inch Nails" (an influence that I'm pretty sure never went away), and in the above segment from the Video Game Awards, Kojima mentions his shared interests with Peele and that "I have other creative collaborative partners with me on board, I can't say who they are, but they are legends" - so, look. The only verifiable news here is that Hideo Kojima played Nine Inch Nails as his walk-on music for this thing.

But given the recent revival of the Quake soundtrack, you can't help but think it would be a fun opportunity to get these incredibly talented folks from the film, video games, and music worlds together on a weird, cerebral collaborative project. Maybe it even spins out to Trent & Atticus doing score work for Monkeypaw Productions.