It’s not easy following on from Shinji Mikami, just ask Jun Takechi. Jun was the producer of Resident Evil 5 and the soon to be released Lost Planet 2 and he has expressed just how much pressure he felt steping into Shinji’s shoes at the helm of RE5.
“Yes, it’s true we did feel extreme pressure – and Mikami-san’s shadow – after Resi 4,” Takeuchi told Xbox World 360. “However, because we were creating the sequel to this huge franchise we wanted to make our fresh direction clear.”
“Personally, I don’t think I’m gonna deal with Resident Evil 6 at all – as far as the series is concerned I’m not planning to return until at least two more Olympics have passed.”