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'Resident Evil' Creator Introduces New Survival Horror Game 'Zwei'

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami apparently feels, and understandably so, that Capcom has moved the RE games away from his original vision of a survival horror game franchise, and more towards the action game arena. So he's decided to create a new survival horror game -- under the code name Zwei -- for another company, Bethesda Softworks. More after the jump.

The above image is a collage of locations from Shinji Mikami's Zwei. According to The Escapist, Mikami said, "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."

"Mikami did not provide any more details than that, but his promise goes a long way. He's been entrenched in the Japanese gaming industry for more than two decades, working at Capcom between 1990 and 2007 contributing to games like Viewtiful Joe and Devil May Cry before leaving to become a mercenary of sorts for various startup studios. Last year, Mikami founded Tango Gameworks, and later announced a deal with Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, to publish a new project."