Shinji Mikami establishes new game developer KAMUY

Shinji Mikami

Roughly a year since his departure from Tango Gameworks, veteran developer Shinji Mikami has once again launched a new game studio.

The new studio, KAMUY, was revealed via his connection to Shadows of the Damned: Hella Remastered, the long-awaited remaster of the cult classic he co-produced with Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda.

Mikami’s new studio KAMUY was revealed in a somewhat unceremonious way via the remaster’s website, which highlights Mikami alongside other core staff. This new company was likely not meant to be listed on the site as it hasn’t been officially announced yet.

This is the third development team that Mikami started and later resigned from, including: Clover Studio (owned by Capcom but established with Mikami), PlatinumGames, and finally the aforementioned Tango Gameworks, which Mikami solely founded.

Here’s the blurb about Mikami and his new studio:

As director and producer of the Resident Evil and The Evil Within series and more, Mikami has created numerous blockbuster hit titles. 1996 saw the release of “Resident Evil”, on which he acted as director. He greatly contributed to the popularization of the survival-horror genre, and has had a major impact on the video game industry ever since.

In 2010, Mikami founded Tango K.K. (renamed Tango Gameworks in October of the same year after becoming part of ZeniMax Media Inc.), after which he directed and released The Evil Within. He also acted as executive producer on Ghostwire: Tokyo and Hi-Fi Rush.

After leaving Tango Gameworks, he established KAMUY

Shadows of the Damned: Hella Remastered will launch later in 2024 for Windows PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5.



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