Shinji Mikami

Shinji Mikami Is Leaving Tango Gameworks

After 12 years with Tango Gameworks, Shinji Mikami has announced he is leaving the studio.

Initially, TrueAchievements revealed it had seen emails regarding the news that Mikami was set to depart the studio he helped create over a decade ago. The email from Bethesda’s Todd Vaughn was set to hit inboxes later today citing that “Mikami-san has been a creative leader and supportive mentor to young developers at Tango for 12 years through his work on the Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and of course, Hi-Fi Rush,” the email continues, “one of the most successful launches for Bethesda and Xbox in recent years, generated significant positive momentum for the business and Tango.”

Shinji Mikami has been a staple in the games industry for years, working at Capcom where he worked and co-created the Resident Evil series, before moving to Clover Studio and PlatinumGames, where he would work on games like God Hand and Vanquish.