Tango Gameworks, the studio that was founded by Resident Evil-creator Shinji Mikami earlier this year, has been acquired by Zenimax Media. Following the acquisition, Zenimax released a statement in which they indicated that Mikami will continue to manage the Tokyo-based studio. Mikami himself hailed Zenimax as an organization that “understands, trusts, and supports the development of blockbuster games.”
Though Tango Gameworks was founded eight months ago, Mikami has managed to attract a substantial number of Japanese gaming industry veterans. His staff includes Naoki Katakai and Ryosuke Aiba (who were art directors for Okami and Final Fantasy XI respectively, sound director Masashi Takada (formerly of Grasshopper Manufacture), and Madworld-director Shigenori Nishikawa.
While it is currently unclear on what type of title Mikami is currently working, he expressed his desire to be the first developer to create a true 3D horror game.