Ghostwire: Tokyo
Ben Borthwick by on Mar 24, 2022

Ghostwire Tokyo producer Shinji Mikami doesn’t want Tango Gameworks to only make horror games

Tango Gameworks founder Shinji Mikami has revealed his Ghostwire Tokyo studio will take on more genres outside of horror in future games.

The comments came in an interview by Mikami in the latest issue of Famitsu (as translated by Video Games Chronicle). The former Resident Evil director said he’d like it if fans didn’t associate the developer with a single genre. “I hope to eventually change the image that Tango Gameworks currently has,” he said. “At the moment, we are still seen as a studio that specialises only in survival horror.”

While the studio’s output so far includes The Evil Within series, Mikami doesn’t want to pigeonhole Tango’s games. “Of course, it’s nice to have fans think of us as a studio with a reputation for developing survival horror games. But we also want to be viewed as a studio that can create a wider variety of games.”

Though Ghostwire Tokyo is horror adjacent, even Mikami himself says that it’s not a horror game. “Some people may feel that Ghostwire: Tokyo has a bit of a horror feel to it. But make no mistake, Ghostwire: Tokyo is not a horror game. It is an arcade-style action-adventure game.” This seems to answer a question that Josh brought up in our own review of the game.

Mikami would double down, revealing the studio is already working on its next, non-horror, project. “John Johanas, who directed the DLC for The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2, is working on a completely new title that is the complete opposite of horror. It’s a really good game, so keep your eyes peeled.”

Ghostwire Tokyo launches tomorrow for the PlayStation 5 and PC.

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GhostWire: Tokyo

on PC, PlayStation 5

Release Date:

25 March 2022