Monday, February 07, 2022
Credited as the creator and primary driving force behind the original Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami also directed 2005's seminal Resident Evil 4, and he has more than a few thoughts on the rumoured remake that may or may not be in the works at Capcom.
First and foremost, however, Mikami hopes that the Resident Evil 4 attempt to improve the original story, which apparently too just over two weeks to come up with. “There wasn't enough time to make it good,” he confessed to Newsweek.
“If it’s a question of whether I want to see it or not, I think I do. I just hope that they make the story better,” he said. “The game itself is close to perfect, but we only had two and a half weeks to make that story and so I have a different view. There just wasn’t enough time to make it good and the people I wanted to work on it declined because of that restriction.”
Mikami also added that HD remasters of Resident Evil 4have also succeeded in making the game more polished, following his departure from Capcom in 2006. “Every time they re-release the old Resident Evil 4, something new has been applied to it and it’s given some polish,” he remarked. “I think they’re doing a really good job. They have been really good at evolving that franchise and making sure that it adjusts to the market. That’s a great thing.”
Shinji Mikami is currently working on Ghostwire: Tokyo with his studio Tango Gameworks, following up The Evil Within with a surreal and supernatural first-person action affair, due to hit Xbox next year. The Resident Evil 4 remake is also rumoured for a 2023 release, although that should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt.
[Via Game Informer]