[Updated] New Shinji Mikami Game Called The Evil Within

by Mike Futter on Apr 19, 2013 at 02:26 AM

[Update] The first teaser for the game is live at IGN. Additionally, Bethesda has shared via Instagram that they will be doling out more details starting Monday April 22, 2013. For now you'll have to content yourself with monsters crawling out of blood and a person (?) furiously creating barbed wire.

[Original Story]

My money was on a new Wolfenstein game (and I was wrong), but IGN has just confirmed that they will have the exclusive first look at Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's next project tomorrow. Tune in at 5 AM Pacific / 8 AM Eastern for the reveal. The title has been in production under the code name "Zwei."

Mikami's new studio, Tango Gameworks, was acquired by Zenimax Media (parent of Bethesda Softworks) in October 2010.


Press release on following page.


New Survival Horror Game from Master of the Genre


April 19, 2013 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced the planned release of The Evil Within™, a survival horror game developed at Tango Gameworks™ under the direction of renowned game designer and studio head, Shinji Mikami. Best known as the father of the survival horror genre and creator of the Resident Evil series, Mikami is a 20-year veteran of the industry who has developed numerous award-winning titles. The official announcement trailer can be viewed today at


The Evil Within, in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PC, and next generation consoles, is slated for release in 2014. On Monday, April 22nd, additional information about The Evil Within will be revealed in an exclusive feature story with  

“We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within,” said Mikami. “My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action.”


The Evil Within has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


About ZeniMax Media Inc.

ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, and Tokyo. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices.  ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames Sweden, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Online Studios.  For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit


About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®QUAKE® Fallout®, Wolfenstein® , Dishonored™, Prey®, and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit   


About Tango Gameworks

Tango Gameworks, a ZeniMax Media company based in Tokyo, Japan, is a premier development studio founded and led by legendary game designer, Shinji Mikami. Tango Gameworks is dedicated to AAA multi-platform game development by some of Japan's most accomplished and experienced developers.  


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