Shinji Mikami is responsible for one of the most successful game franchises ever, horror series Resident Evil. It's not just the games that are scary. Mikami's own abusive childhood sounds horrific.
Tango Gameworks, the new studio headed up by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, has just been bought by Zenimax Media, the firm which also owns Oblivion developers Bethesda and Doom creators id.
In the West, new role-playing games like Mass Effect (and its sequel) have been picking up steam. There has been concern that the popularity of Japanese role-playing games are on the slide in the West.
There are a lot of companies in The Land of the Rising Sun. The majority of them have boring recruitment sites. Not this company.
Shinji Mikami, the game designer behind Resident Evil, has always had a game he's been dying to make.