To promote the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Capcom has announced an interactive Resident Evil experience being held in London from the 20th – 23rd January, 2017.
The live action experience features a storyline inspired by, but not directly related to the plot of the forthcoming Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Taking place in a dilapidated ‘haunted’ house somewhere in East London, participants will assume the role of journalist interns who are assisting a TV production team who are investigating the disappearance of their crew. Capcom says the experience will draw inspiration from the new game’s return to the franchise’s survival horror roots.
As you would expect, the experience will include an array of puzzles to solve and it will no doubt throw in a few shocks and scares along the way, too.
Interactive experiences and escape rooms are all the rage at the moment. Even Nintendo are getting in on the act with an experience based on The Legend of Zelda series beginning a tour of the US at the end of January. Resident Evil: The Experience reminds us most of the old Alien War attraction that was once found in the bowels of London’s Trocadero. Let’s hope it’s a little scarier than that rubber suited runaround.
Masachika Kawata producer on Resident Evil 7, said:
“I’m extremely excited to see Resident Evil 7: Biohazard come to life through this Experience, and for participants to get a little taster of what is to come in the game.”
Capcom’s Laura Skelly, added:
“For anyone who has ever wanted to enter the world of Resident Evil, now is your chance! We wanted to give fans a little glimpse into the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard gameplay, bringing it to life and allowing people to interact with the game in a brand-new way, and perhaps even having a chance encounter with some of the game’s characters. Playing on the idea of survival horror, we are really excited to see who will be able to escape the experience when it opens its doors to the public later this month.”
The best news is that Resident Evil: The Experience will be free to enter with tickets available on a first-come, first serve basis. You can find out more at the official website.