Resident Evil 3 Is Reportedly Being Worked On By Former PlatinumGames CEO
Former PlatinumGames CEO Tatsuya Minami has reportedly set up a new studio that’s been backed by Capcom, with its first project being the remake of Resident Evil 3.
If you watch the reveal trailer for the Resident Evil 3 remake to the end you’ll see logos for a number of studios that are working on the game alongside Capcom.
Two of the studios have worked with Capcom before but a third one, called M-Two Inc, is new. Where did this studio come from? VGC reports that its sources are saying that M-Two Inc is a new studio that’s been operating for about a year and that was backed by Capcom.
The surprise is that M-Two Inc was apparently set up by former PlatinumGames CEO Tatsyua Minami who has employed people who previously worked at Capcom and Platinum.
Minami originally joined Capcom in 1987 and went on to form PlatinumGames in 2006. He’s worked on Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry over the years.
Some of VGC’s sources say that Minami wanted to form his new studio with former colleague and Resident Evil designer Shinji Mikami. The apparent reason for it being called M-Two is due to their names both beginning with an M.
Whether true or not, Mikami has stayed to work at Tango Gameworks instead, where he’s produced both The Evil Within games and is now working on Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Resident Evil 3 Remake First Screenshots
The other two studios whose logos appear at the end of the Resident Evil 3 trailer are NeoBards Entertainment and K2.
NeoBards brought both Devil May Cry and Ominusha Warlords to modern platforms for Capcom. K2 worked on the Tenchu and Valhalla Knights series and was acquired by Capcom in 2008 to help develop many of its titles since then.
Resident Evil 3 was revealed during PlayStation’s State of Play livestream alongside a whole load more announcements. Make sure you have a look at how this remake compares to the original game from 1999.
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