Shinji Mikami Indicates Return to Work Following End of Non-Compete Agreement

What's next for Shinji Mikami's in the gaming industry?

After a period of hiatus from the gaming industry, Shinji Mikami expressed his readiness to get back in game development with a recent tweet.

In February, it was announced that Mikami had parted ways with Tango Gameworks, a studio he established in 2010. This studio was responsible for games such as The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Later on, Bethesda acquired the studio.

Before he started Tango Gameworks in 2010, Mikami became known for his work while he was still at Capcom. His notable contributions include the direction of the Resident Evil game, its 2002 GameCube adaptation, and the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4. He also led the direction for PlatinumGames’ Vanquish and took on the producer role for Shadows of the Damned by Grasshopper Manufacture.

Mikami revealed in 2020 that he aspired to helm the direction for one last game before his retirement. He emphasized that his ideas weren’t solely focused on horror. Echoing this sentiment, he had a conversation with Jun Takeuchi, the producer of Resident Evil Village, last year. Mikami expressed his ambition to create another distinctive game and mentioned that they were gradually laying the groundwork for this venture.

Dave mentioned in his Hi-Fush review for Sirus Gaming that “it came out in a time when some of the AAA releases had rocky receptions.”

“I believe that even without these factors, Hi-Fi RUSH would still stand out and be known as the enjoyable game that it is,” Dave continued in his review.

It is exciting to see where Mikami is heading in his return to the gaming industry.

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