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Shinji Mikami unveils Project Zwei

Shinji Mikami unveils Project Zwei

Shinji Mikami's studio Tango Gameworks has unveiled the codename of their project: Zwei. Resident Evil creator goes back to the survival horror genre with this game in development. Along with the codename, a piece of art showing environments has been released but it's not intended to give any hints at what is in the game. Bethesda Softworks will publish the game but no date, no platforms announced yet.


Bethesda Softworks is pleased to announce that Tango Gameworks and director Shinji Mikami are working on a ‘survival horror’ game under the codename ‘Zwei’.

As a master of the ‘survival horror’ genre, Shinji Mikami is committed to making a game that is the realization of *pure* survival horror, an experience which he defines as one that pushes the limits of fear and exhilaration. He and his team at Tango are committed to attaining this vision.

“A true ‘survival horror’ game is one in which the player confronts and overcomes fear,” says Shinji Mikami, president and creative director for Tango Gameworks. “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.”

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Commented on 2012-04-25 20:58:09
may this game be Mikami's successful coming back to the survival horror genre. BTW show capcom how a solid survival horror game is made in the 21st century.
Commented on 2012-04-25 21:04:07
Please be good, please be good, please be good...
Commented on 2012-04-25 21:40:39
What i want from this game :

Slow paced
Puzzles that make you use your brain for a change
music and images that conjure up fear and dread
Commented on 2012-04-25 21:44:15 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
What i want from this game :

Slow paced
Puzzles that make you use your brain for a change
music and images that conjure up fear and dread
Yeah, i want it to be like silent hill too.
Commented on 2012-04-25 21:52:28
i know you can do it Shinji come on. Gib mir 2
Commented on 2012-04-25 21:59:35 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Yeah, i want it to be like silent hill too.
Haha ;)
Commented on 2012-04-25 22:23:14 In reply to nin1000
Posted by nin1000
i know you can do it Shinji come on. Gib mir 2
and then it comes another Angel and little crybaby starts to snap like the baby he is.
Commented on 2012-04-25 22:47:20
Blöder Name :p

Why not "Project Eins" or "Project Drei" xD
Commented on 2012-04-25 23:24:00 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
Blöder Name :p

Why not "Project Eins" or "Project Drei" xD
indeed a very dumb name if you know german lol the japanese and the german language lol
Commented on 2012-04-25 23:28:58
Did this guy make anything as good as Res Evil once he went onto new things? I really want it to be amazing but i think we'd of had something amazing from him already if he was capable.
Commented on 2012-04-25 23:40:40
I lost my respect for him after Vanquish, and then he puts his name on the trash that was Damned. I'm going to remain skeptical until I see footage because I just don't believe this will be true survival horror
Commented on 2012-04-25 23:59:10
What I want from this game:

Tits and Gore.
Commented on 2012-04-26 00:51:32
oh really
Commented on 2012-04-26 06:40:15
i hope he can bring back what a lot of others are failing at, please please Shinji
Commented on 2012-04-26 08:22:30 In reply to aphex187
This is exciting news, but I'm rooting for Frictional Games' latest project for now.
Commented on 2012-04-26 10:09:26
Best news this year. If this game turns out to be really good.
Commented on 2012-04-26 12:42:23
Is this gonna have some connection to Project Zero? :-o
Commented on 2012-04-26 13:46:40 In reply to Ellipsis
Posted by Ellipsis
This is exciting news, but I'm rooting for Frictional Games' latest project for now.
You know you don't have to pick one game and the hate everything else. It's perfectly fine to be excited for Frictional/chinese room's Amnesia sequel AND this at the same time.

I just hope it's a genuine horror game. Because quite frankly, very few games in the genre actually do produce horror in any way. It's most often just shooting with shite controls. It works in games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Amnesia because they have a bit of mystery to them, i Re 45 you already know it's umbrella and they are evil and then you shoot some guys. All the uspense just kinda gets blown away.

Now that i'm writing about it it kinda makes mea bit weary of a sequel to Amnesia...that's a game that really doesn't need a sequel :P
Commented on 2012-04-26 16:14:43 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
You know you don't have to pick one game and the hate everything else. It's perfectly fine to be excited for Frictional/chinese room's Amnesia sequel AND this at the same time.
Hate? I only compare my level of excitement about this news with another one and you automatically accuse me as a hater?
Posted by Megido
Now that i'm writing about it it kinda makes mea bit weary of a sequel to Amnesia...that's a game that really doesn't need a sequel :P
I didn't say anything about Amnesia needing a sequel ether. But if Frictional Games is striving to make a scarier game than Amnesia without resorting to a new IP, then they are free to do so.

That news is really more exciting compared to Project Zwei. We barely know anything about it to get excited. Kinda like Guillermo del Toro's Insane.
Commented on 2012-04-26 19:20:38
(this concept image is "okay")

Survival Horror from one of the founding fathers??? YES PLEASE!
Commented on 2012-04-27 02:11:54
art looks interesting, hope it isn't exclusive to Wii U (probably is) since this guy hates Playstation and Xbox is dead in Japan.

Art reminds me of Siren and the new Tomb Raider game that's set on a haunted island.

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