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Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Says He Could Direct ‘One Last Game’

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has indicated that he could direct “one last game” when speaking to Variety.

In my eyes Shinji Mikami is the god of survival horror, having worked as a director and producer on the original Resident Evil trilogy in the 90s, as well as other Resident Evil projects including RE4, not to mention Dino Crisis and The Evil Within.

Leon in RE 4
Credit: Capcom

At this moment Mikami is working as a creative director/executive producer with Tango Gameworks on Bethesda’s GhostWire: Tokyo. 

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Despite the recent acquisition of Microsoft by Bethesda, this supernatural action-adventure is still releasing on PS5 first.

However when GhostWire: Tokyo is done, Mikami has left the door open to work on another game and I think many fans hope to see the famed developer to once again enter the world of survival horror before he retires.

Image from Dino Crisis
Credit: Capcom

I am getting old, and so it would be more of a matter of how much energy I have,” Mikami told Variety.

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My thinking is that if I had a chance to make a game from the beginning to end that’s completely my vision, then definitely, that would be my big last project as a director. It would probably be more fitting as that ‘last game I direct’ kind of thing.

However when speaking about his role on the development of GhostWire: Tokyo, Mikami said that he basically allows director Kenji Kimura and his team work their magic to let them “realise their vision” and only steps in when he might be needed.

Image from Ghostwire Tokyo
Credit: Bethesda

 “Basically, I’m just doing troubleshooting whenever there is trouble to shoot,” said Mikami.

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When talking of when he might leave the industry, Mikami indicated that he’d still like to be involved in video games development but perhaps only on a part-time basis.

If I do have to leave the game industry, then I’ll take a part-time job working at a convenience store,” joked Mikami.

In related news it’s not such a secret that Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 4 remake, a game in which Mikami played a huge role developing the 2005 original.

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With RE4 seemingly being the next Resident Evil remake from Capcom, Mikami told Variety that he has not heard from Capcom in regards to working on the remake.

Image of Leon from RE2
Credit: Capcom

What would you like to see Shinji Mikami work on next? Perhaps he could work on the RE4 remake or finally a remake of Dino Crisis?  Let us know your thoughts across our social media channels.

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