Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami, runs a studio called Tango Gameworks, which is owned by ZeniMax Media. ZeniMax also own two very prominent game developers in the west—Bethesda Softworks (The Elder Scrolls) and id Software (Doom).
Last night, early reports indicated that Mikami and Tango are developing a new survival horror game, codenamed Zwei. Curiously, Bethesda are helping out with the development of this game, and today, Tango put up a teaser site for Zwei with a message from the studio and from Mikami himself. Here’s what it says:
“Our latest project’s codename is "Zwei" and it is a survival horror game.
“The above image is a collage of different environments we put together for this announcement and is intended to give a feel for the tone and the direction the production is taking. (However, neither the code name nor the image is intended to tell you exactly what is in the game.)
“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.”