Resident Evil Creator Developing “Pure Survival Horror” Game for Bethesda Softworks

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Shinji Mikami, best known for creating the Resident Evil franchise, is now in charge of his own studio, Tango Gameworks, which is a division of Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media. Does it surprise you to learn that the first game his studio is developing is–wait for it–a survival horror game? Well, it is.

Carrying the codename ‘Zwei’, Mikami’s next game is very early along in development, without an official title, target for release, or platform destination(s). Bethesda Softworks has, however, just issued a brief teaser announcement, describing the game as a “pure survival horror” experience. Mikami himself adds:

“A true ‘survival horror’ game is one in which the player confronts and overcomes fear. I’ve found my focus and once again I’m striving for pure survival horror. I am being very hands-on in the development of this game to ensure that the quality is there. Rest assured.”

Not much to go on. Neither is the teaser collage pictured underneath, but scan it closely to at least get an idea of Mikami’s vision for the game’s tone and atmosphere. I’m guessing we’ll be learning more about this one at E3. Stay tuned, survival horror fans!

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