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Something About Japan: Shinji Mikami on next gen development and the return of survival horror

EDGE: "Tango Gameworks head Shinji Mikami, currently hard at work on The Evil Within – his return to the survival horror genre he created with Resident Evil – gave his opinions on developing for PS4 and its effect on his game during an interview with game news website 4Gamer last week."

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Kyosuke_Sanada1060d ago

“Survival horror games in recent years have gradually shifted from being about fear to being more about action, but since The Evil Within is a new title, there are no pre-existing fans to worry about satisfying,” he said. “Therefore it’s easy for me to get closer to the sort of balance of survival horror that I think is best. In that way, The Evil Within is being developed under peak conditions. Game fans are expecting horror, and they’re going to get it.”

Mikami explained that the game will feature a minimal soundtrack. “There aren’t many pieces of music. The air, the presence of an enemy, breath, footsteps. To exaggerate the feeling of really being in that location, we’ve kept the music to a minimum.”

Thee are the lines that caught my attention the most.

adorie1060d ago

Shinji Mikami impresses me with every new interview.
I am enthusiastic about his passion to deliver a great horror experience, that we have much needed in the past few years.

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AgentSmithPS41060d ago

Adding music is what a lot of inferior games and movies do to try to artificially make it better. Like how cheap food is loaded with strange chemicals that improve color and flavor. Imagine if every game came with a bottle prescription pills just so you could enjoy it.

The more I learn about this game the more I want it.

christocolus1060d ago

Shinji has always been a great dev. I remember resident evil 2 and 3 and 4 those were great games and also code veronica.he didn't direct all of them though but he created the. Series.great guy.up there with hideo kojima and hinorubi sakaguchi(father of final fantasy) and he seems to be really into kinect 2.

Kyosuke_Sanada1060d ago (Edited 1060d ago )

To me Code Veronica felt strange mainly because the controls felt more stiff like the original Resident Evil. Maybe because it was the first with actual 3D levels but I really wished that it had the same infrastructure as Resident Evil 3 Nemesis.

christocolus1060d ago

You are right,the controls where a bit clunky but i still enjoyed the game overall. The opening cinematics was great(claire running from the helicopter in a corridor)..those were the good old days. The fear effect was highest in resient evil 3 and 2 though then followed by code V and resi 4.