YouTube’s Archipel channel released a documentary on the story of Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, on Thursday (15) – including, of course, interviews with the legend of the horror games.
Available below, the video is 36 minutes long and covers not only the creation of the most famous horror franchise in games but also Shinji Mikami’s trajectory in the industry. Watch:
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The last Resident Evil to have Shinji Mikami’s direct involvement was Resident Evil 4, in which he worked as both director and screenwriter. The game is among the best rated of all time in the Metacritic analysis aggregator.
Resident Evil Village will be the next game in the horror franchise, but does not feature the series creator. This new game will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC, but there are possibilities for versions for PS4 and Xbox One as well.
Who is Shinji Mikami?
Shinji Mikami started working at Capcom in 1990. The first projects by the creator of Resident Evil include the platform game Aladdin, released for Super Nintendo in 1993, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, from 1991.
Dramatically changing the tone of the games he worked on in the following years, Shinji Mikami was the director of the first Resident Evil, released in 1996, and producer of the sequel, Resident Evil 2, released in 1998.
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He was also director of Dino Crisis (1999) and credited as a producer in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999). Other RE games he worked on include Code: Veronica (2000), the remake of Resident Evil 1 (2002), Resident Evil 0 (2002) and Resident Evil 4 (2005).
In recent years, Mikami has continued to contribute to the horror genre through the franchise The Evil Within (2014). He directed the first game and supervised the second, released in 2017. The next Shinji Mikami project to be launched is Ghostwire: Tokyo, expected in 2021.
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