Shinji Mikami talks new survival horror Zwei

First details on Mikami's last title.

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s first project at his new studio Tango Gameworks is a survival horror title codenamed Zwei. He is the game’s executive director. 

An interview in Famitsu this week has first details on the project.

Mikami chose to create a survival horror as he felt the desire to meet fan expectations. He felt that the genre he is best at would be the most rewarding. Mikami also listened the opinions of staff members during meetings at ZeniMax (Tango’s parent company).

Planning for Zwei began at the end of 2010, but it is still very early in development. The basic layout of the game is roughly halfway complete. The game’s codename, which means “2,” actually has nothing to do with its content. Bethesda’s role in development is only being supportive as a publisher.

Famitsu has a look at some image boards of the game. The atmosphere shown in the images is very close to that of the game, said Mikami.

In November 2010, Mikami said his next title would be his last before he places himself in a presidential position. Zwei, Mikami’s return to his survival horror roots, looks to be that title.

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