The Boys Video Game Could Be On The Way
It's would be a "super" idea if someone came up with a video game based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys, and thankfully, that could be exactly what's going on right now.
While some of you might've read the X-rated comic book series, The Boys has found mainstream success with Amazon's series of the same name. As we wait for news on Season 4, fans are obviously looking at where the franchise could go next.
With a renaissance of superhero games thanks to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy and Insomniac's Spider-Man, it's about time we got a more adult outing. Could Billy Butcher be ready to "spank the b*stards when they get out of line"? Well, we certainly hope so.
Is The Boys Getting A Video Game?
Sharon Tal Yguado has just confirmed that she's opening a new gaming studio that has already secured a "high seven-figure pre-seed investment" from investors including NetEase Games.
According to Deadline, Astrid Entertainment will be headed up by Yguado, who has quite the impressive CV. As well as working on The Walking Dead and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Yguado also helped oversee The Boys.
Astrid Entertainment is already working on its first multiplayer title. The studio is described as "a gaming company focused on developing fantastical living worlds that inspire positive, community play and can cross over into different mediums, including film and TV."
Yguado said, "I love developing rich worlds and watching millions of people engage and build communities around them. We are seeing a new generation that wants something different. They enjoy walking into evocative worlds that give them freedom, let them hang out with their friends, explore, discover and create their own stories."
What Could The Boys Video Game Look Like?
Open-world superhero games are all the rage these days, and while Gotham Knights had plenty of drawbacks, it was a pretty solid idea. Imagine being able to choose whether you play as one of the titular Boys of the Seven.
Whether it's kicking ass as Queen Maeve or lasering innocent bystanders as Homelander, letting you flip between various characters sounds like a money-making idea.
There are plenty of blueprints to go off, and although some superhero games have a fair bit of bloodshed, it would be nothing compared to trying to adapt the source material of The Boys.
Only recently, it looked like Amazon teased the idea of a video game for The Boys, but nothing has come off it yet. Here's hoping Yguado is suiting up in spandex to bring the foul-mouthed Billy Butcher to life in a new medium.