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In December last year we predicted that Shinji Mikami's Zenimax-owned development studio, Tango, wouldn't produce any actual products within the next year -- on account of all the free Skyrim it received -- and it looks like we were right.Mikami told 4Gamer, as translated by Andriasang, that Tango...

March 13th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Watch as famous game designers Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami pretend to strangle each another, act like zombies and generally goof off. The point? They're promoting Shadows of the Damned, the new survival-horror title they're co-developing for EA. Oh, there's plenty of gameplay footage in here, t...

April 29th 2011 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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As the tall, blood-covered Frankenstein doppleganger leapt from a gigantic flame in the middle of a courtyard, I thought to myself, "Man, this guy could really use a bath." The shock set in when the demon reached into his own chest and ripped out its heart, then ate it, causing him to transform i...

April 21st 2011 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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At a recent event in San Francisco, Suda 51 from Grasshopper Manufacture announced the new launch date for Shadows of the Damned: June 21. That gives it two weeks to get out of E3's way (the game was originally scheduled for June 7). Shadows of the Damned is a bizarre, horror-themed third-perso...

April 21st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Shadows of the Damned represents not only a partnership between EA and Grasshopper Manufacture, but also a reunion between Grasshopper and Shinji Mikami, who produced its Killer 7 for Capcom. Mikami is lending his action-horror expertise to Grasshopper's new game, completely separate from his wor...

March 8th 2011 at 8:02pm 0 Comments
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In his final post on the Vanquish development blog, Shinji Mikami describes an early concept for Vanquish that was less "big action movie" and more anime. Instead of cigar-chompin' soldier Sam Gideon inside the suit, the original concept had the suit as a robot, remotely controlled by three differen...

December 13th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Tango Gameworks head Shinji Mikami tends to be reticent in interviews, but he opened up to Famitsu in a recent talk (translated by 1UP), discussing abuse from his father, and how he ended up at a Capcom job fair mostly out of interest in free food. He also talked at length about his displeasure wi...

November 11th 2010 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Shinji Mikami is putting that Zenimax money to good use, adding three new members to his Tango Gameworks team. The biggest name among the new acquisitions is Masafumi Takada, former Grasshopper Manufacture composer, and the man behind the soundtracks for Killer 7, God Hand, No More Heroes, and recen...

November 5th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with Famitsu (translated by 1UP), Shinji Mikami and Bethesda's Asia GM Tetsu Takahashi revealed that Tango Gameworks is already at work on a major, AAA title for Bethesda. "That's the only sort of title we're interested in," Takahashi explained. "Any such project is going to involve...

November 3rd 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments