The lights are on
Shinji Mikami, who might be best known for creating the original Resident Evil games, is developing a new title in the survival horror genre.
This news comes from the latest issue of Famitsu, which details his first project at his new Tango Gameworks studio. The game doesn't have an official title yet. It's currently codenamed "Zwei," which means "2." Mikami says, however, the codename has nothing to do with the content of the game.
Mikami will serve as executive director, and although the game's platforms haven't been decided, he said it will probably be on HD consoles. Tango Gameworks was acquired by Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media in October 2010.
"I've found my focus and once again I'm striving for pure survival horror," he said. "I am being very hands-on to see that the quality is there." Concept art was revealed showing the feel and tone Mikami is going for. Click the image below for a full-sized image.
Mikami last worked on Shadows of the Damned, Vanquish, and God Hand.
[Source: Andrisang, Tango Gameworks]
Can't wait to hear more!
I've seen like 8 news stories on this guy returning to survival horror. Is he really returning this time? Let's hope so.
Loving the concept art, although I have to say I'm more interested in the design concepts he's going to be revealing.
Then there's a part of me that wishes Mikami-san would go ahead and work on a spiritual successor to Dino Crisis.
? They changed the pic...
Acquired by ZeniMax, which means the game will be broken out the box and then they will sue everyone who plays it :P
But seriously that's interesting, probably wont see anything about it for awhile though.
At last! The game is in safe hands with Mikami!
Very good news. I really miss a true survival horror.