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    Shinji Mikami Developing New ‘True’ Survival Horror Game For Bethesda

    In an attempt to return to what he views as ‘true’ survival horror, ‘Resident Evil’ creator Shinji Mikami has signed on with gaming giant Bethesda to create a new game under the working title ‘Zwei.’


    A survival horror game is described as a title where the player has to deal with a terrifying scenario – where they have to defend themselves against something that wants them dead at all costs, and they typically have little means to do so. But some would argue that true survival horror has disappeared in recent years, that it’s less about surviving and more about just how many monsters one can shoot in a certain period of time. In other words, survival horror has lost a lot of the “horror” aspect.

    Interestingly enough, Shinji Mikami – most recognized as the man behind the creation of theResident Evil franchise – agrees with this sentiment, and has now decided to make a new game that is a return to “true” survival horror.
    Mikami has said very little about the project except, according to the The Escapist, the game is currently called “Zwei,” and he’s working with none other than Bethesda on it:

    “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.”


    Beyond this, all that has been released regarding Zwei is one image that is really nothing more than a collage of various spooky backgrounds. It can be assumed that they are locations that will show up in the game, but there doesn’t really seem to be any concrete theme to them – though, judging by the lower left portion of the image, it could be argued that the game might occur on an island.



    The idea of returning to what is considered “true” survival horror is certainly a promising one. Many have said that the genre has declined since the days of the early Silent Hill and Resident Evil titles, so it’s nice to know that there’s still interest in making a goodgame that can still scare the player.

    The question is, can Mikami do the job right? Yes, he created Resident Evil, but some would say that the more recent games would fall under the above “shoot monsters in a certain period of time” category. He also contributed to the Devil May Cry series and few gamers would call those games scary. Still, if Bethesda is willing to give him a chance, he must have something up his sleeve.

    What do you think Zwei will be like? Is Mikami the right man to bring horror back to the survival horror genre?

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    EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!! I can't wait . I'm randomly thinking Siren or Fatal Frame.. just was watching my friend play both other day . Definitely love a real Survival horror game . Awesome post and thanks for mentioning this dude!

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    Fuck yes
    Even that picture has risen my hopes slightly
    They better not fuck it up, and just spew in action.


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    That picture is looking rather wicked INDEED CRHIS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeroRadec707 View Post
    EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!! I can't wait . I'm randomly thinking Siren or Fatal Frame.. just was watching my friend play both other day . Definitely love a real Survival horror game . Awesome post and thanks for mentioning this dude!
    Your very welcome

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    WOW! This one single post just made me so happy! i can't wait for more news on this...Thanks Seabee!

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    I'm not letting my hopes get away on me with this one yet..I'll wait until I see some gameplay footage.

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    That picture itself is spooky as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjackel666 View Post
    I'm not letting my hopes get away on me with this one yet..I'll wait until I see some gameplay footage.
    Your right, it's too late for me but SAVE YOURSELF

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    I'm glad there are people in the industry who are willing to admit survival horror games these days are getting more and more action oriented.

    This sounds like a good idea and just might show developers that survival horror games can sell just as well as action games.

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    And suddenly all was right with the world.

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    hopefully this game doesnt take 1000 years to make

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    I hope this turns into another Devil May Cry by accident

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