The unnamed new project from Shinji Mikami’s Tango Gameworks looks to have leaked online ahead of the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct event on January 25. The Tokyo-based business created the well-known The Evil Within, and the more current Ghostwire: Tokyo has lately been rumoured.
The next project from Tango Gameworks hasn’t been revealed yet, and no information about what the company is working on has come from official sources. Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in 2021, bringing important personnel from the Japanese game sector into the Microsoft stable. Mikami is recognised for directing some of Capcom’s most beloved games, including the original Resident Evil and Dino Crisis, and worked with other industry giants like PlatinumGames before launching Tango Gameworks in 2010.
Tango Gameworks’ new project, according to prolific insider billbil-kun, will be disclosed or published shortly, probably during the forthcoming Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct event. Hi-Fi Rush, according to billbil-kun, will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions. A logo trademark and purported concept art that emerged on ResetEra in December 2022 are further proof of Hi-Fi Rush’s existence. The ESRB has reportedly rated the unannounced game TEEN.
A new game from Bethesda x Tango Gameworks will be announced (and/or released) soon (probably in Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct event)
Name of the game :
Hi-Fi RUSH (Project Hibiki)
Will come in Standard and Deluxe Edition
Game is rated ESRB Teen (PEGI 12) pic.twitter.com/ggjZa0N2Q9
— billbil-kun (@BillbilKun) January 24, 2023
After another user pointed out that Xbox executives are managing expectations by saying that only the four games already mentioned (hotly anticipated titles like Redfall, Forza Motorsport, and Minecraft Legends) would be discussed at the event, Billbil-kun went on to stress that they weren’t sure when exactly the title would be announced. There was also no mention of billbil-alleged kun’s concept art, which may be from a different game completely. However, part of the alleged concept art backdrop has the words “Hi-Fi,” although in an entirely different typeface than the Bethesda trademark.
Fans of Xbox and Bethesda will not have to wait long for the Developer Direct event to begin. It’s possible that Xbox executives are downplaying the possibility of any new announcements in order to keep fans from speculating too much about what might be announced at the upcoming event, but it’s also possible that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming project will be announced later at another event, such as the Game Developer Conference (GDC) or PAX East in March 2023.