Zwei: Shinji Mikami’s new horror game


The first game from Shinji Mikami's Tango Gameworks studio is a survival horror title codenamed Zwei.

Andriasang brings word from Famitsu that the creator of Resident Evil and Vanquish is executive director on the project, but is fully involved in development. He explained that he wanted to make a game that met player expectations, and understandably felt survival horror was the best way to do it.

While planning began late in 2010, development is still in the early stages – so early, in fact, that Mikami is yet to decide on target platforms. In an interview last month, Toru Takahashi, general manager of Tango parent company ZeniMax Asia, said the game would not be released until 2013 at the earliest.

During the same interview, Mikami revealed what we now know as Zwei was running on an external engine, albeit one that had been so heavily customised it was practically an internal one.

This will be Mikami's first game since Platinum Games' 2010 shooter Vanquish, which he directed.