Hiroshi Shibata (柴田弘詩 Shibata Hiroshi?) is a Japanese game developer.


Shibata was part of the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis development team, where he lead the unit responsible for creating pre-rendered backgrounds.[1] In 2002, Shibata was made the Director of Resident Evil 4 over its "Castle" and "Hallucination" development periods.[2] Eventually, he was replaced by Shinji Mikami as director, but is still credited as a "designer".[3]



  1. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (GCN) credits - MobyGames
  2. INSIDE THE CAPCOM CONFERENCE. IGN (18 NOV 2002). “See how Capcom unveils five big GameCube games.”
  3. Davis (ed.), Archives II, p.238.

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