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Shinji Mikami’s Tango made an unreleased game about four-inch cockroaches gunning down humans

Shinji Mikami's Tango made an unreleased game about four-inch cockroaches gunning down humans

Shinji Mikami, president of Tango Gameworks and one of the great directors, recently spoke to Variety to mark his 30 years in the games industry. As well as some enjoyable recollections about his days at Capcom making various Resident Evil titles (Resi 4 was such a departure because “It just felt more fun”), Mikami digresses into the earlier days of Tango Gameworks, and speaks about a smaller project that, though completed, has never seen the light of day.

The initial concept behind Tango’s work was that the studio’s established developers would make a big title (The Evil Within) while its up-and-coming talent worked on smaller projects. Very soon after Tango Gameworks was launched, however, it was acquired by Zenimax, and the idea of the smaller titles fell away. Which is a real pity, because the game Mikami goes on to describe sounds hilarious. 

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