Developer Tango Gameworks, a studio founded by veteran developer Shinji Mikami, is currently working on a new survival horror video game that has the codename Zwei at the moment and will be launched at some point during 2013.
The Japanese development studio was formed in 2010 and ZeniMax, the parent company of publisher Bethesda
, has bought it in October of that year.
The screenshot attached to this article shows a collage of the different environments that will be included in the upcoming game and neither developer nor publisher has offered any other details on the kind of experience Zwei will deliver.
Since then Tango Gameworks has been quiet, presumably testing game ideas before shifting into actual development work for Zwei.
Shinji Mikami, president and creative director for Tango, stated, “A true ‘survival horror’ game is one in which the player confronts and overcomes fear. I've found my focus and once again I'm striving for pure survival horror. I am being very hands-on in the development of this game to ensure that the quality is there. Rest assured.”
Both Bethesda and Tango Gameworks are emphasizing the purity of the game that Mikami is creating, although it is not clear whether this will mean that the gore and violence
level will be high or if it is a return to the roots of the genre, where the feelings of the player are more important than the way the game induces them.
Shinji Mikami is best known for creating the very popular Resident Evil series for Capcom and has also contributed to Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe and Ace Attorney.
No clear details have been offered on Zwei or on the potential platforms for the new game.
At the moment Capcom is working on Resident Evil 6
, which is set to be launched during the fall and will bring together two of the most popular characters that Mikami created.