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Mikami: 'survival horror as a genre is becoming all action'

Resident Evil creator wants to return the genre to a scarier place

Shinji Mikami has suggested that the survival horror genre has lost its way.

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Speaking to IGN about his new game, Bethesda's The Evil Within, the Resident Evil creator said he was inspired to return to the genre because he wanted to make a "real survival horror game".

Mikami said: "My definition of survival horror is that first of all it has to be scary. And then you have some kind of scary creature, and you get a rush from blowing it away. A good balance of those two things is what makes survival horror.

"For me, personally, why I came back to survival horror is that survival horror as a genre is becoming all action now and there aren't any real survival horror games in the world right now. That is the biggest motivation for me."

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For more on the game, check out this list of The Evil Within details.

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