Bethesda buys Mikami studio

Parent Zenimax acquires Tango Gameworks

Shinji Mikami has joined Bethesda - as parent ZeniMax Media Inc purchases his studio, Tango Gameworks.


"It's refreshing to find a publisher who understands, trusts, and supports the development of blockbuster games and works to make it a collaborative effort," said Mikami.

"The library of AAA franchise titles ZeniMax owns speaks for itself. We are very excited to be joining ZeniMax and working with a company that is dedicated to creating the best games ever made."

Based in Tokyo, Mikami is best known for creating the Resident Evil series. His other hits have included Devil May Cry and Platinum Games Vanquish, which was released last week.

Tango will continue to be run by Mikami, and he will serve as the creative lead for all future projects.

"Shinji Mikami has earned a stellar reputation as one of the industry's finest game developers," said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media.

"He has repeatedly created hit titles that have earned praise from fans and critics around the world. We share his vision for innovative, genre-defining games and look forward to working with Shinji and his team at Tango."

Tango joins Zenimax studios including Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, and Arkane Studios.