Resident Evil creator reveals survival horror game “Zwei”

Resident Evil and Vanquish creator Shinji Mikami is tapping into his creepier side for his first game with Tango Gameworks, the newest addition to ZeniMax's family of studios (read: Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami joins Bethesda at ZeniMax). In an interview with Japanese website Sokuho (translated by Andriasang), the industry veteran revealed the new game is will fall into the survival horror category, and is currently being developed under the codename “Zwei”.

“I've found my focus and once again I'm striving for pure survival horror,” wrote Mikami in Tango's website update. “I'm being very hands-on to see that the quality is there. Rest assured.”

Tango Gameworks posted a conceptual collage for Zwei, hinting at some of the game's atmosphere and tone.
Mikami said he selected the survival horror genre in order to live up to his fans expectations, and because it was one wherein he felt “most adept”. Few details were given about the actual game, except that planning started in 2010 and it will mostly likely be released for HD consoles. As for the name, Mikami explained it means the number 2, but that it really has nothing to do with the game's content.

More pics and info are expected shortly. While we wait, let us know what you think about Mikami returning to his horror origins.


  • IceBlueKirby - April 25, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    This is definitely one to keep an eye on. From the RE games to Vanquish to Shadows of the Damned, Shinji Mikami never fails to create (or help to create, in the case of SotD) a fantastic experience.
  • mentalityljs - April 25, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    Concept art looks decent, will follow!
  • DexteraXII - April 25, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    So, are they saving Eins for the prequel or something? Christ, that was terrible...
  • potpan0 - April 25, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    Zwei means 2 in German, so the game could be set in Germany, have something to do with Germans, or be linked with the number 2. Or, as Mikami said, it will have nothing to do with the content (so deep!).
  • Imgema - April 25, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Finally, a survival horror game. haven't seen one of those since RE Remake. Lets hope there are no sexy sidekicks with huge breasts and co-op modes with super soldiers. Just pure, atmospheric survival horror.
  • BladedFalcon - April 25, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    Shinji Mikami is one of the videogame creators I currently respect the most. And this is looking pretty sweet, so I will most definitely will keep an eye out on it. I have to admit I rather enjoyed his work in vanquish far more than his resident evil ventures. But this still looks promising regardless.
  • jackthemenace - April 25, 2012 2:11 p.m.

    Agreed. Basically, I'd buy this just for the Mikami stamp.
  • Sy87 - April 25, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    YEAAAAAAAA!!! Anyway hey if its as good as the original RESI I'm sold. It be nice if they blow Capcom out of the water. Lets face it after 4 things been going.RE6 Terrorist hunting really I thought RESI was about bio-weapons(with teeth) and zombies.
  • Pytor - April 25, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    NICE! It's about time we get a new HORROR game!

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