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]
"pure survival horror"
Thank the Lord! As amazing as Mikami is, I'm also interested in seeing what the game's director (Ikumi Nakamura) can do as someone who was trained under Mikami. Oh my, I can already feel the hype.
YES! Best news I heard all day!
I love playing Vanquish! so, heck yeah!
Mr. Mikami...I LOVE YOU! <3
There goes my hopes for a Vanquish 2.
Now we will probably get the same thing that happened to his previous creations, they just get beaten to death.
He reminds me of james cameron he creates this rich universe and then moves to do other things and his work gets destroyed by other people.
Well of course it went back to Survival horror. That's where it's always been at!
You mean one of the fathers of survival horror is stepping back into the ring to show the heavy handed "action/horror" upstarts how it's done? Awesome.
For how little info there is, I'm pretty excited. The survival horror genre has needed to be revitalized for a long time now. I hope this is a new start for my favorite genre.
hmm, my interest has been piqued Mikami, I hope to see what you can do with what you have available and will make something, that will force me tremble as I go to sleep
This makes me extremely happy. I will be patiently waiting to hear more.
By the image it looks very dark and scary, that being said i think that is what he is trying to capture so it does its job well. Cant wait for more info on this game.
This could be interesting, it could be almost like a dead island kind of game.
Can't firetrucking wait. :') I love you Mikami! :D
Really looking forward to this.
The artwork looks pretty interesting and its a real damn shame that there have rarely been any honest to god survival horror games this generation.
This is something to look in to !!!!
Now this is going to be interesting.
Awesome. I haven't been freaked out by a game since.. oh wait, I'm currently playing Dak Souls.