Shinji Mikami

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Forget about Scalebound and Bayonetta 3, Platinum should be working on a Vanquish sequel

Why this criminally underrated shooter should share the spotlight with Platinum’s finest After rocket-sliding toward an enemy, you kickflip off them to chain multiple mid-air headshots. Then, you toss a grenade at a sniper nest, vaulting over cover to detonate the explosive with a well-timed bullet. An answering rocket barrage sends you sliding along the ground as missiles fly overhead, swapping out to a sniper rifle to pull off a trickshot in transit. All of which takes place in slow-motion, of course. It’s been almost 12 years, and you’d still be hard-pushed to find a third-person shooter that looks as…

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Resident Evil creator has new game ideas not limited to horror

By Patrick Dane, Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:04 GMT Resident Evil director Shinji Mikami has new ideas for games across genres.Shinji Mikami will always go down as a legendary name in video game development. He helped hone and shape what horror in a video game could be when he directed Resident Evil in 1996. He then went on to reinvent the genre again with the more action-orientated Resident Evil 4.The creator, who founded ZeniMax’s Tango Gameworks in 2010, has taken a backseat in recent years though. The last game he directed was The Evil Within in 2014. This is by…

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You can pet the dog in Ghostwire: Tokyo

Tango Gameworks founder and CEO Shinji Mikami recently made an incredibly important announcement: You can pet the dog in Ghostwire: Tokyo. The news comes from the brand new Ghostwire: Tokyo PS5 trailer shown at QuakeCon earlier today. Check out the video below.“I’m Shinji Mikami from Tango Gameworks,” says Mikami at the beginning of the video. “Thank you for joining us during QuakeCon at home during these challenging times.”“I’ve been wondering why it’s been feeling so tough lately, then I realized that I’ve been in this industry for 30 years,” he continues. “I’d rather not become a fossil in the game industry, so…