The legendary Shinji Mikami will leave Tango Gameworks according to the latest information

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New reports that have come to light indicate that the mythical Shinji Mikami will leave the studio he founded in 2010, Tango Gameworks.

As TrueAchievements reports (via VGC), ZeniMax employees have received an email from Bethesda’s senior president, Todd Vaughn, where announces that Shinji Mikami is prepared to leave Tango Gameworks.

According to TrueAchievements, the email reads as follows: “I am writing today to inform you that the director of the study, Shinji Mikami, has decided to leave Tango Gameworks in the coming months“.

“Mikami has been a creative leader and supportive mentor to the 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 concludes. what are mikami’s plans for the future.

Prior to founding Tango Gameworks in 2010, Mikami worked with Capcom, work for which he is so well known and appreciated to this day. The designer He was in charge of directing the first Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4, among others. He has also worked with other studios, such as PlatinumGames, where he directed Vanquish.

In recent years, Mikami has been very focused on Tango Gameworks projects. The studio has developed The Evil Within, The Evil Within 2, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Hero Dice, and Hi-Fi Rush. Although the founder of the study directed The Evil Within, in the rest of the games was limited to being the executive producer.

Hi-Fi Rush was the big surprise at the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct that took place at the end of January of this year. As promised by the studio, this musical game is presented as a game very different from all those released beforetitles where only darkness and terror reign.

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In our review of Hi-Fi Rush we described the game as “a surprise in every way: launch, gameplay, story, voice acting, performance… the first essential of 2023“.

For more on Hi-Fi Rush and Tango Gameworks, check out our interview with John Johanas explaining how they developed the music game, and check out this Hi-Fi Rush detail that seems to tease The Evil Within 3.