Shinji Mikami created Resident Evil and a shitload of other shit, but don’t let that give you the impression he is sitting on his ass. No fucking way! Creators create. After dominating pretty much everything ever in the world the dude is rolling up more survival horror goodness on Bethesda’s dime.
Nope, it’s not Billy Corgan’s next group — “Project Zwei” is actually Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s first project from his Bethesda Softworks-supported Tango Gameworks. The name (codename?) of Mikami’s project was revealed to Famitsu in a recent interview (interpreted by Andriasang, via Sokuho), wherein Mikami says the game will be of the survival horror variety, drawing on his past work with the Resident Evil series.
The interview also reveals that the game is still rather early in development — not entirely unexpected for a game not due for at least another year — and that Mikami is content in his relationship with Maryland-based publisher Bethesda Softworks.
Little else is known about the title, with Mikami only saying that the game is intended for “HD consoles.” As for the name? “Zwei” is tied to the German for “two,” but Mikami says the name has no connection to the game’s content.
Mikami + Bethesda? My butt glistens with anticipatory sweat.