Capcom really want to get people ‘in the mood’ for the launch of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, it seems, as they’ve gone and announced a real-life recreation of the games’ haunted house in a ‘haunted and dilapidated venue’ in London’s East End. Dubbed ‘Resident Evil 7: The Experience’ the event will take place from the 20th-23th of January and will involve visitors being grouped into pairs and “taking on the part of investigative journalist interns helping a paranormal TV production team investigate the disappearance of their crew members who never returned from the house.” Spooky. So if you’re dying to have the crap scared out of you before playing a demo of Resident Evil 7 ahead of its January 24th launch, check out the teaser trailer above and dive in to the details of how get (free!) tickets below.
You heard us right folks, a chance to experience the world of Resident Evil 7 in real life. According to Capcom’s press release, the forty-five minute event will follow a storyline inspired by the game and will task participants with finding clues and solving puzzles “to overcome both visible and unseen obstacles to figure out the truth, and escape unscathed” and may also feature some ‘surprising encounters.’ As well as the experience, visitors will get to play a demo of the game prior to its launch, though details of whether this will be a slice of the full game or one of the previously released demos were not stated.
Entry to the event is free, as long as you can get hold of tickets. The tickets are being distributed on a first-come first-served basis daily while the event is on at the Dray Walk Gallery in London and each day only 28 pairs will be admitted. Full details of how to obtain these Willy-Wonka like ‘golden’ tickets can be found on the official website here.
If that sounds too good to resist, check out the details in the link above and let us know if you’ll be attending! In case you somehow missed it, you can find our previous coverage of Resident Evil 7, including the Gamescom and TGS trailers here and here and the latest footage from the game here. If the PR machine still hasn’t drilled it into you, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard releases on the 24th of January for PS4 and Xbox One.
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