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Shinji Mikami

NameShinji Mikami
BornAugust 11, 1965
Iwakuni, Yamaguchi
Japan
OccupationDirector
Producer
Known ForResident Evil Series
Dino Crisis Series
Devil May Cry
Years active1990-Present

Shinji Mikami - Gameography

Shinji Mikami is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer best known for the Resident Evil series. Mikami joined Capcom in 1990 as a junior game designer where he worked on multiple Disney licensed games for the Game Boy and Super Nintendo before being assigned as the director of Resident Evil for the PlayStation.

Resident Evil was initially conceived by Tokuro Fujiwara as a remake of an earlier Capcom game released on the Famicom named Sweet Home. Fujiwara entrusted Mikami with the project as he felt that he understood what would be considered frightening and be able to set the appropriate atmosphere for the new survival horror game. Resident Evil released after 3 years of development on March 22, 1996 and became one of the PlayStations first successful titles.

Capcom coined the term survival horror with the release of Resident Evil which popularized the genre. After the success of Resident Evil, Mikami was promoted to producer where he oversaw the development of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis while directing another new survival horror game, “Dino Crisis” for the PlayStation.

Mikami would continue his involvement with the Resident Evil series with the development of Resident Evil – Code: Veronica for the Dreamcast, the ground up remake of Resident Evil for the GameCube, the prequal Resident Evil Zero for the GameCube and his final involvement with the series, Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube. In between the releases of Resident Evil titles Mikami continued expanding the Dino Crisis series with multiple sequels and released a new action adventure hack and slash game, Devil May Cry before parting ways with Capcom.

In 2007, Mikami joined Seeds Inc, now known as PlatinumGames which was composed of several of his former Capcom Colleague including Hideki Kamiya, Atsushi Inaba, Yuta Kimura, Nao Ueda, Mari Shimazaki and Masami Ueda. He worked with the team as a contract employee on the development of Vanquish while establishing his own game studio “Tango”.

On October 28, 2010 ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game publisher Bethesda Software, acquired Tango Gameworks. Mikami stated that his new project, “The Evil Within” would be a true survival horror game, one in which the player confronts and overcomes fear as he was disappointed by recent survival horror games becoming action horror games. Mikami produced The Evil Within 2 and is now working on a new IP “Ghostwire: Tokyo”.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1990Capcom Quiz Hatena no Daibouken BoxCapcom Quiz: Hatena? no DaiboukenGame BoyCapcomCapcomPlannerTrivia
1991Who Framed Roger Rabbit BoxWho Framed Roger RabbitGame BoyCapcomCapcomDesignerAdventure
1993Goof Troop BoxGoof TroopSuper NintendoCapcomCapcomDesignerAction-Adventure
1993Disney's Aladdin BoxDisney's AladdinSuper NintendoCapcomCapcomPlannerAction
Platformer
1996Resident Evil BoxResident EvilPlayStationCapcomCapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
1998Resident Evil 2 BoxResident Evil 2PlayStationCapcomCapcomProducerSurvival Horror
1999Dino Crisis BoxDino CrisisPlayStationCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Producer
Survival Horror
1999Resident Evil 3 Nemesis BoxResident Evil 3: NemesisPlayStationCapcomCapcomProducerSurvival Horror
2000Resident Evil Code Veronica BoxResident Evil: Code: VeronicaDreamcastCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomProducerSurvival Horror
2000Dino Crisis 2 BoxDino Crisis 2PlayStationCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
2001Onimusha Warlords BoxOnimusha: WarlordsPlayStation 2CapcomCapcomAdvisorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2001Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code Veronica Arcade CabinetResident Evil: Survivor 2 - Code: VeronicaArcade
PlayStation 2
Capcom
Namco
Nextech
SIMS Co, Ltd
Capcom
Namco
SupervisorLight Gun Shooter
2001Devil May Cry BoxDevil May CryPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2001Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace AttorneyGame Boy AdvanceCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2001Resident Evil Gaiden BoxResident Evil: GaidenGame Boy ColorCapcom
M4
Capcom (NA/JP)
Virgin Interactive (EU)
AdvisorAction-Adventure
2002Resident Evil GameCube BoxResident EvilGameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
2002Steel Battalion BoxSteel BattalionXboxCapcom Production Studio 4
Nude Maker
Capcom
Microsoft Game Studios (EU)
General ProducerAction
Vehicle Simulation
2002Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Justice for All BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for AllGame Boy AdvanceCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2002Resident Evil Zero BoxResident Evil ZeroGameCubeCapcom
Tose
CapcomExecutive AdvisorSurvival Horror
2003PN03 BoxP.N.03GameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorThird-person Shooter
2003Dino Crisis 3 BoxDino Crisis 3XboxCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
2003Viewtiful Joe BoxViewtiful JoeGameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2003Resident Evil Outbreak BoxResident Evil: OutbreakPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 1CapcomDesignerSurvival Horror
2004Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and TribulationsNintendo DSCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2004Steel Battalion Line of Contact BoxSteel Battalion: Line of ContactXboxCapcom Production Studio 4
Nude Maker
CapcomGeneral ProducerVehicle Simulation
2005Resident Evil 4 BoxResident Evil 4GameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
Third-person Shooter
2005Killer7 BoxKiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Grasshopper ManufactureCapcomExecutive Producer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2006God Hand BoxGod HandPlayStation 2Clover StudioCapcomDirectorAction
Beat 'em up
2010Vanquish BoxVanquishPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlatinumGamesSegaDirectorAction
Third-person Shooter
2011Shadows of the Damned BoxShadows of the DamnedPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureElectronic ArtsCreative ProducerAction
2014The Evil Within BoxThe Evil WithinPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Tango GameworksBethesda SoftworksDirectorSurvival Horror
2015Fallout 4 BoxFallout 4PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksJapanese voice of TakahashiAction RPG
2017The Evil Within 2 BoxThe Evil Within 2PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Tango GameworksBethesda SoftworksExecutive Producer
Supervisor
Survival Horror
TBAGhostWire Tokyo PlaceholderGhostWire: TokyoTBATango GameworksBethesda SoftworksTBAAction-Adventure
Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Onimusha Warlords BoxOnimusha: WarlordsPlayStation 2CapcomCapcomAdvisorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2001Resident Evil Gaiden BoxResident Evil: GaidenGame Boy ColorCapcom
M4
Capcom (NA/JP)
Virgin Interactive (EU)
AdvisorAction-Adventure
2002Resident Evil Zero BoxResident Evil ZeroGameCubeCapcom
Tose
CapcomExecutive AdvisorSurvival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1991Who Framed Roger Rabbit BoxWho Framed Roger RabbitGame BoyCapcomCapcomDesignerAdventure
1993Goof Troop BoxGoof TroopSuper NintendoCapcomCapcomDesignerAction-Adventure
2003Resident Evil Outbreak BoxResident Evil: OutbreakPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 1CapcomDesignerSurvival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1996Resident Evil BoxResident EvilPlayStationCapcomCapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
1999Dino Crisis BoxDino CrisisPlayStationCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Producer
Survival Horror
2002Resident Evil GameCube BoxResident EvilGameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
2003PN03 BoxP.N.03GameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorThird-person Shooter
2005Resident Evil 4 BoxResident Evil 4GameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
Third-person Shooter
2006God Hand BoxGod HandPlayStation 2Clover StudioCapcomDirectorAction
Beat 'em up
2010Vanquish BoxVanquishPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlatinumGamesSegaDirectorAction
Third-person Shooter
2014The Evil Within BoxThe Evil WithinPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Tango GameworksBethesda SoftworksDirectorSurvival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1990Capcom Quiz Hatena no Daibouken BoxCapcom Quiz: Hatena? no DaiboukenGame BoyCapcomCapcomPlannerTrivia
1993Disney's Aladdin BoxDisney's AladdinSuper NintendoCapcomCapcomPlannerAction
Platformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1998Resident Evil 2 BoxResident Evil 2PlayStationCapcomCapcomProducerSurvival Horror
1999Dino Crisis BoxDino CrisisPlayStationCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Producer
Survival Horror
1999Resident Evil 3 Nemesis BoxResident Evil 3: NemesisPlayStationCapcomCapcomProducerSurvival Horror
2000Resident Evil Code Veronica BoxResident Evil: Code: VeronicaDreamcastCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomProducerSurvival Horror
2000Dino Crisis 2 BoxDino Crisis 2PlayStationCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
2001Devil May Cry BoxDevil May CryPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2001Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace AttorneyGame Boy AdvanceCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2002Steel Battalion BoxSteel BattalionXboxCapcom Production Studio 4
Nude Maker
Capcom
Microsoft Game Studios (EU)
General ProducerAction
Vehicle Simulation
2002Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Justice for All BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for AllGame Boy AdvanceCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2003Dino Crisis 3 BoxDino Crisis 3XboxCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction-Adventure
2003Viewtiful Joe BoxViewtiful JoeGameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2004Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and TribulationsNintendo DSCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomExecutive ProducerAdventure
Visual Novel
2004Steel Battalion Line of Contact BoxSteel Battalion: Line of ContactXboxCapcom Production Studio 4
Nude Maker
CapcomGeneral ProducerVehicle Simulation
2005Killer7 BoxKiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Grasshopper ManufactureCapcomExecutive Producer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2011Shadows of the Damned BoxShadows of the DamnedPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureElectronic ArtsCreative ProducerAction
2017The Evil Within 2 BoxThe Evil Within 2PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Tango GameworksBethesda SoftworksExecutive Producer
Supervisor
Survival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2005Resident Evil 4 BoxResident Evil 4GameCubeCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
Third-person Shooter
2005Killer7 BoxKiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Grasshopper ManufactureCapcomExecutive Producer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter