Tango Gameworks

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Tango Gameworks
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1 March 2010; 6 years ago (2010-03-01)
Founder Shinji Mikami
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shinji Mikami (President and CEO)
Number of employees
65 (2012)
Parent ZeniMax Media
Website tangogameworks.com

Tango Gameworks is a Japanese video game development company located in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on 1 March 2010, by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series.[1]


Tango Gameworks was formally opened on 1 March 2010, by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. At the time, the studio had only had 13 employees, but it was reported in 2012 that the studio had 65 employees. Mikami hopes to have around 100 designers in total.[2]

On 28 October 2010, it was announced that Tango Gameworks had been acquired by ZeniMax Media Inc., parent company of game publisher Bethesda Softworks.[3]

On 25 April 2012, Tango Gameworks announced its first project codenamed Zwei, later renamed The Evil Within, which would return Mikami to the survival-horror genre.[4]


Tango Gameworks features employees from Grasshopper Manufacture, Platinum Games, Clover Studio, and Capcom. After Game Republic shut down in 2011, Tango hired many of its employees.[5][6]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2014 The Evil Within Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One


  1. ^ "Shinji Mikami opening new Tokyo-based studio, Tango". engadget.com. Engadget. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Shinji Mikami Opens New Development Studio - Shinji Mikami - Giant Bomb". giantbomb.com. Giant Bomb. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tango Gameworks, led by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, joins ZeniMax". bethblog.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tango Gameworks announces survival-horror project, codenamed "Zwei"". bethblog.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Tango Gameworks (Company) - Giant Bomb". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tango Gameworks a division of ZeniMax Asia K.K. - STAFF". tangogameworks.com. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2016 – via web.archive.org. 

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