To celebrate the upcoming release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Capcom today announced the opening of an immersive experience in London, set in the game’s survival-horror roots.
The experience will run for four days from January 20th – 23rd and follows a storyline inspired by the upcoming title set to be released on January 24th.
Running for 45 minutes, it is set in a haunted and dilapidated venue in London’s East End and participants will assume the role as investigative journalist interns helping a paranormal TV production team investigate the disappearance of their crew members who never returned from the house.
Participants must work as a team and will be faced with puzzles, clues, and “a few unexpected interruptions”.
“For anyone who has ever wanted to enter the world of Resident Evil, now is your chance,” said Laura Skelly, PR Manager, Capcom. “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.”
Game producer Masachika Kawata added, “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.”
Entry to the experience will be free for members of the public on a strictly first-come basis and will be teamed in pairs. Participants must be 18 or over and will also get to play a demo version of the game ahead of its full launch on January 24th.
A trailer was also released, as shown above, and further details can be found at http://RE7experiencelondon.com.