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lcroft_lc
25-04-12, 18:08
Resident Evil creator's new survival horror is called 'Zwei' - First art, Aiming for 2013 release

Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, has revealed he's working on a new survival horror title called 'Zwei'.

http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_281687_thumb_wide300.jpg (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/viewer.php?mode=article&id=281687)
The game will be developed at Tango Gameworks, the studio owned by Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/272327/bethesda-buys-mikami-studio/) which he founded following his departure from Platinum Games. Details are a little sparse at the moment but the Famitsu (via reveal (http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Shinji+Mikami) says Mikami will be serving as executive director on Zwei.

A couple of years ago Mikami said this project will be his last (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/273493/mikamis-next-game-his-last-as-director/) as game director.http://www.computerandvideogames.com/345052/resident-evil-creators-new-survival-horror-is-called-zwei-first-art/

http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_281788_thumb_wide620.jpg (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/viewer.php?mode=article&id=281788)

Megalith
25-04-12, 18:15
Let's hope it will be REAL survival horror and not RE4 kind of "survival horror.":p

BtoFu
25-04-12, 19:47
I heard he's possibly only 'creative director' in fact, but I'm still pretty hyped for this just based off of his involvement alone. Show them how it's done, Shinji-sama.

Cochrane
25-04-12, 20:11
That's the worst name I ever heard for a game.

Well, as long as they don't make a sequel called Zwei II or something…

TRDaz
25-04-12, 20:14
Very wierd name :p They must have ran out of ideas for names xD

peeves
25-04-12, 20:15
What a funny name for a game. Hopefully it'll turn out good.

Tear
26-04-12, 00:53
Main character revealed: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/tearaine/ZWEI.jpg

He looks hot.:cool:

larafan25
26-04-12, 00:55
He looks like he was made in Soul Calibur 4 character creation.

Tear
26-04-12, 01:23
Well, he wasn't. :pi: omfg, that's hilarious! So close, Larafan. SO close. ;P

BtoFu
26-04-12, 01:39
Zwei is just the super secret codename.

Survival
26-04-12, 07:49
Main character revealed: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/tearaine/ZWEI.jpg

He looks hot.:cool:

I hope this is a joke. Seriously.

jajay119
26-04-12, 08:00
I hope this is a joke. Seriously.

Same. He looks like a camp version of original Dante!

Survival
26-04-12, 08:02
Characters like this have no place in horror games. They can work but it needs a huge amount of talent and tons of good will from the gamers. His appearance also clashes with the concept art... can you imagine this douche running through those enviroments?

MyRaider4Life
26-04-12, 08:07
I hope this is a joke. Seriously.

Same. He looks like a camp version of original Dante!

It is, thank ****. He's a Soul Calibur character.

Survival
26-04-12, 08:07
Oh thank god. Seriously, WTF.

Tear
26-04-12, 13:20
Damn! ...I got caught.http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/tearaine/54-1.gif

Love2Raid
26-04-12, 19:23
Main character revealed: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/tearaine/ZWEI.jpg

He looks hot.:cool:
:vlol:

Good one!

I think he deserves his own game though, definitely not what Namco did to him. :-((

Looks interesting I guess.

jajay119
26-04-12, 19:25
Thank heavens! I'm expecting some good things from this game considering the maker. Hopefully something that will match his efforts in Resident Evil so I can finally let that series go.

Megalith
26-04-12, 20:57
I was thinking that Mikami was the first to give birth to the survival horror definition with the original RE (yeah there was AITD before it but still),then he pretty much killed it with RE4 and now he will supossedly try and ressurect it again (like a zombie :p)...

I really hope he succeeds and has something unique for the game's concept in his mind.We are in desperate need of more true survival horror games this gen.

Carbonek_0051
26-04-12, 21:00
We are in desperate need of more true survival horror games this gen.
Maybe if you weren't such a snob toward the Silent Hill series you might experience some. Downpour is pretty much survival horror done perfect. There have been a lot of Survival Horror titles that have been good. But like I said, you are pretty snobby when it comes to games, so it's kind of your fault you haven't experienced any.

Survival
27-04-12, 07:11
true survival horror games this gen.

There is no such thing as "true survival horror". If you want to be THAT precise the only "true survival horror" are RE1,2,3 and CV. RE coined the term, so RE should be only games to use it. I have no problems calling the rest of the hundreds of games horror games, at least it shuts up those annoying people endlessly complaining about how survival horror turned into action horror. You can't turn from something when you weren't that something in the first place.

Megalith
27-04-12, 11:13
There is no such thing as "true survival horror". If you want to be THAT precise the only "true survival horror" are RE1,2,3 and CV. RE coined the term, so RE should be only games to use it. I have no problems calling the rest of the hundreds of games horror games, at least it shuts up those annoying people endlessly complaining about how survival horror turned into action horror. You can't turn from something when you weren't that something in the first place.

For me the real horror are those annoying people who are calling action games as "horror".;)
And i never said we had lots of true survival horror games in the past.It's just that in this generation we only had one.


I hope Mikami surprises me with his concept,because to me the basis of all good horror games are the elements of surprise and originality.

Survival
27-04-12, 11:29
For me the real horror are those annoying people who are calling action games as "horror".;)
And i never said we had lots of true survival horror games in the past.It's just that in this generation we only had one.

First of all just FYI I wasn't talking about you, I never saw you complaining about that besides RE where it's true and where it matters. Second of all I have yet to see anyone calling action games as "horror". If it's horror themed it's a horror game no matter what the gameplay consists of. Survival Horror is just a niché subgenre where the focus actually is on scaring the player and limiting his abilities.

The real point is it's just a term coined by first Resident Evil and so in order to be "true survival horror game" the game would have to have fixed camera angles, prerendered backrounds, scarce ammo etc. Something even Silent Hill doesn't follow therefore isn't a "true survival horror game".

Megalith
27-04-12, 14:13
I wasn't talking about you either since i don't really follow the threads you usually post in,therefore i can't be sure for your opinions.I'm sorry if my post came as if i was talking about you.

I have seen many people calling games like Alan Wake,Dead Space and many other recent games as "horror" when in truth they are just action games covered with a coat of your usual hollywood "horror",devoid of any originality and true horror presentation.

Action and horror are two terms that in my opinion don't mix well in games,especially when the action element seems to be the emphasis of those games.Team Silent's SH and the Siren games for example both had action moments with combat but they were never the focus of the core gameplay.RE always had action (even the first ones) but they balanced it perfectly with a high scarcity of ammo.

My point was that we need more games like the original REs and SHs,the Siren games and Haunting Ground, which they were all original concepts and they either put the emphasis on survival (RE,HG,Siren) or/and in true horror (SH,Siren).
Hopefully Mikami's game will be more toward this direction,but i'm not holding my breath.

Survival
27-04-12, 14:50
I see that our definition of "horror" goes in a different waysat certain places so lets just end this right here and save ourselves some trouble :D

Carbonek_0051
27-04-12, 17:43
Alan Wake is not survival horror to the full extent but it's still a survival horror game. Dead Space however is survival horror, it focuses a lot of survival and has loads of horror tones and themes. Let's just face it Megalith, you're a snob when it comes to gaming. There have been plenty of survival horror games out there, Downpour being one of the most recent ones. But because it's not made by the original Japanese developers you are going to blow it off and not even give it a chance. Like I said, you're a snob when it comes to gaming. I doubt this will be any better than Mikami's attempt at bringing back horror like he attempted with RE4.