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[[Image:Mikamis.jpg|200px|thumb|Mikami Shinji]]
 
[[Image:Mikamis.jpg|200px|thumb|Mikami Shinji]]
'''Mikami Shinji''' (三上真司) is a Japanese video game developer and friend of [[SUDA51]]'s, best known for creating the ''Biohazard'' series (known as ''Resident Evil'' in North America), and has also contributed in the creation of some of Capcom's most popular post-32-bit franchises, including ''Viewtiful Joe'' and ''Devil May Cry'' as an executive producer. Notably, he produced ''[[killer7]]''.
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'''Mikami Shinji''' (三上真司) is a Japanese video game developer and friend of [[Suda51]]'s, best known for creating the ''Biohazard'' series (known as ''Resident Evil'' in North America), and has also contributed in the creation of some of Capcom's most popular post-32-bit franchises, including ''Viewtiful Joe'' and ''Devil May Cry'' as an executive producer. Notably, he produced ''[[killer7]]''.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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After the success of ''Resident Evil 4'', Mikami left Studio 4 and was transferred over to Clover Studio in 2004. Originally established in July 2004, Clover Studio employed an all-star lineup of Capcom development talent, including Inaba Atsushi (producer of ''Steel Battalion'' and ''Viewtiful Joe''), and Kamiya Hideki (''Devil May Cry'' director).
 
After the success of ''Resident Evil 4'', Mikami left Studio 4 and was transferred over to Clover Studio in 2004. Originally established in July 2004, Clover Studio employed an all-star lineup of Capcom development talent, including Inaba Atsushi (producer of ''Steel Battalion'' and ''Viewtiful Joe''), and Kamiya Hideki (''Devil May Cry'' director).
   
Mikami revealed that he formed a private development studio called ''Straight Story'' in 2006, shortly before the fall of Clover Studio. The name of the studio is taken from the 1999 David Lynch film. Their works will be under the Platinum Games branding and he is a contract employee ("external board member") of Platinum Games. He would later collaborated with SUDA51 on ''[[Shadows of the DAMNED]]'', although both SUDA51 and Mikami found that the publishers were not very tolerant of SUDA51's vision, leading to the game changing drastically from its initial concept.
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Mikami recently revealed that he formed a private development studio called ''Straight Story'' in 2006, shortly before the fall of Clover Studio. The name of the studio is taken from the 1999 David Lynch film. Their works will be under the Platinum Games branding and he is a contract employee ("external board member") of Platinum Games. He is also collaborating with Suda51 on a new multiplatform project using the Unreal Engine 3.
   
 
==Suda51 games worked on==
Mikami later created a new studio in 2010 known as Tango Gameworks, which he formed along with then-employees of Capcom, Platinum and Grasshopper (including [[Masafumi Takada]]). At Tango, Mikami created his final game in the director's chair, ''The Evil Within'', and later worked as producer on a sequel. Tango is owned by ZeniMax Media.
 
 
==SUDA51 games worked on==
 
 
*''[[killer7]]''
 
*''[[killer7]]''
*''[[Shadows of the DAMNED]]''
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.platinumgames.co.jp/ "PlatinumGames"]
 
*[http://www.platinumgames.co.jp/ "PlatinumGames"]
   
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[[Category:killer7 staff]]
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[[Category:Personnel]]

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