Shinji Mikami, the founder of Tango Gameworks and game director for The evil within franchise, has announced that he is leaving the company after 12 years. Bethesda confirmed the news in a tweet early this morning.
Mikami started his career at Capcom where he worked on the resident evil series and other Capcom favorites like the cult classic beat ’em up god hand, Dino CrisisAnd Ace lawyer. Mikami left the developer for PlatinumGames in 2006 to direct the influential, if somewhat forgotten, third-person action shooter Vanquish. In 2010, Mikami founded Tango Gameworks, which was almost immediately acquired by ZeniMax Media, bringing Tango into the massive Bethesda household.
In announcing Mikami’s departure, Bethesda wrote, “We wish Mikami-san well in the future and are excited about what lies ahead for the talented developers at Tango.”