Shinji Mikami is video games’ most enduring horror icon—our Shelley, our Walpole, our Carpenter and Craven. Other developers use the man’s language like a pocket dictionary. Every time something jumps through a window, Mikami’s there, grinning and taking a long drag off a cigarette—got ya again. When some improbably…
Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers.
It's been a while since we've heard about The Evil Within's DLC plans, but the first of three add-ons arrives next month. The Assignment follows Detective Sebastian Castellanos's partner, Juli Kidman, and seems to involve using closets to hide from bad things. I'm game.
When most players finish Resident Evil, they'll be rewarded with an ending and the credits roll. But when the most dedicated and hardcore players finish Resident Evil under a set of ridiculously challenging conditions, the developers reward them with a thank you note.
The Japanese version of The Evil Within has filtered gore. So while the game is certainly creepy, it's just not as bloody as it is in the West. Good thing there's a download for an uncensored version. Shame this DLC doesn't actually do that, though.
The man behind the Resident Evil series and The Evil Within doesn't cater to the common horror trope of the helpless screaming female. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Shinji Mikami talks about writing strong, independent women, and why he didn't want RE's Rebecca Chambers in his game.
In case you forgot that the creative lead on The Evil Within is the also the guy who helped birth 1996 PS1 classic Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami's new game has a not-so-subtle reminder.
Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame and the upcoming The Evil Within. Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear fame and the upcoming Silent Hills. Let's get the two in the same room and have them talk horror games, shall we?
In Japan, Shinji Mikami's upcoming game The Evil Within will be sold as a toned down version when it's released here on October 23. To get the full version, Game Impress Watch reports that Japanese gamers can download content called "Gore Mode DLC," which is being offered as pre-order bonus.
Why is Vanquish a brilliant game? Glad you asked. Canabalt and Gravity Hook creator Adam Saltsman has your answer in the form of a lengthy exegesis on Shinji Mikami's polarizing shooter, making a strong case for the merits of the game's intricately balanced design. Annnnnd now I'm feeling the urge to replay Vanquish…
Deathtraps and monsters abound in the new trailer for The Evil Within, directed by Shinji Mikami, who also created Resident Evil. Enjoy the trailer below, and see the creepy puppet the game promoters are giving away at PAX:
Shinji Mikami's long-awaited return to classic survival horror comes out during the dog days of summer, on August 26 for North America and August 29 for Europe.
You know him as the director of the original Resident Evil and the man behind the upcoming horror game, The Evil Within, but back before he joined Capcom, when he was a starry-eyed youth, Shinji Mikami just wanted the free food... and ended up with a free copy of Willow.
He brought us many memorable games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, but Hideki Kamiya doesn't usually do sequels (though he did work on sequels before, including Viewtiful Joe 2). That's not to say he doesn't want to; he just has a greater calling.
A bunch of cops. A sprawling, mysterious mansion. Hints of creepy occult stuff going down. Dead bodies. Loads of gore. Everything that you want from the creator of Resident Evil looks to be in full effect in The Evil Within.
Those who have had a chance to play around with Sony's latest console, the PS4, have been sharing their experiences and what they think about Sony's latest big black box with those of us who have not. But what about the developers? Those who are involved in making the software for us to enjoy — What do they think?
Bethesda, publisher of The Evil Within, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's new horror game, recently posted this new piece of concept art on the game's official Twitter. The caption read: "Sitting in the back of the car, she's thinking." Thinking about what? Who could she be?
Is it stealing if Shinji Mikami steals from Shinji Mikami? Ponder that as you ponder the idea that Mikami, whose last Resident Evil was the last Resident Evil that was widely loved, is making a new game that will ring the bell of anyone who played Resident Evil 4.
Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series is making a new survival horror game, The Evil Within. You've seen the trailer, now let's see what the man behind the madness has to say about it.
What the hell, Shinji Mikami? Did you have to put every single scary thing into the debut trailer for The Evil Within? Barbed wire, embedded glass, squid head explosions — save something for the game, you maniac.