Gamers not happy with Capcom’s focus on action in recent Resident Evil games should take note; original Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has revealed to Famitsu that he is working on a new survival horror game. Developed by Tango Gameworks (Mikami-san’s development studio) and codenamed “Zwei,” the game has been in development since late 2010. Mikami-san is Zwei’s executive director and is “fully involved” in the game’s development. As to why he is working on a survival horror game, Mikami-san stated that he wants to live up to fan expectations and that survival horror is the best fit. No platforms or release date has been announced for Zwei.
-Nick’s take: I like Resident Evil 4 and 5, but Capcom is apparently in no rush to return to the franchise’s survival horror roots. Those seeking a more traditional horror game should follow Zwei’s development closely. Since the game is fairly far along in development, we might be seeing more of it come E3.