Capcom to Promote Resident Evil 6 With Human Butchery

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Capcom to Promote Resident Evil 6 With Human Butchery

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The Wesker & Son butcher's shop will allow Londoners to "sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs."

To promote the impending launch of Resident Evil 6, Capcom has turned to an age-old marketing trick; Pseudocannibalism. The Wesker & Son human butchery opens tomorrow in London's famous Smithfield meat market. The stall will offer "a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head," as well as a few classy cocktails with titles like "Puss" or "Stool Sample."

"Gamers will be able to buy 'Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages' and 'J'avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks,'" adds Capcom, "along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb."

No mention of a Jill sandwich or steaks with COMPLETE GLOBAL MARINATION, which means whoever organized this event should be fired immediately.

Now normally I wouldn't feel the need to point out something so obvious, but this is Capcom we're talking about, so to be clear: This isn't actually human meat, it's animal meat with makeup. The stall's produce is the work of food artist, Sharon Baker, with help from food businesses, Tongue N Cheek and Homemade Hampers.

All the proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.

If pretending to be a cannibal and drinking cocktails from specimen bags isn't your thing, Capcom is also planning a set of lectures at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum. The lectures, spread across two days, explain the themes of Resident Evil 6 and how they relate to the real world.

Resident Evil 6 is due for release on 360 and PS3 on October 2nd, with a PC port to follow in November.

Source: MCVUK

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Grey Carter:
COMPLETE GLOBAL MARINATION

No please God no.

Anyway, was kind of digging this until I got to 'puss and stool sample'. Then I threw up in my mouth a little.

Oh Capcom, random shit like this is why I love you sometimes. Of course some of the other stuff you can do makes me hate you at times, so it evens out.

I must admit I am also disappointed at the lack of a Jill Sandwich though.

I understand that this isn't real human meat and all, but I still find it a bit disturbing. I mean, I guess it makes sense to celebrate RE6 this way, because of the whole zombie thing and what not. Still seems unsettling to me though.

At least its going to a good cause though, eat a limb, provide a limb? :P

What?

Capcom, you're doing it WRONG!... says my moral side

But my awesome side says this is pretty cool...

So I say "Good show" to Capcom!

But will there be...

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...Pies?

This is awful, amazing, disgusting, and confusing in one big package and I love it.

Now Capcom America should take the hint and do something RE/Food related. I mean, Japan also has the restaurant, and now this?

for some reason, i can't help but think of FO:NV's white glove society's uhm... practices.

captcha: tight lipped. Why are captchas almost always so appropriate?

I like the cannibal idea and the wordplay they did with "Wesker and Son", but I would be hesitant to go because it's Capcom. Capcom has hurt me so much already.

That and there's an ocean between me and London.

Well, I guess now we know for sure. Capcom really are insane.

THE PEOPLE IS SOYLENT GREEN! THE PEOPLE IS SOYLENT GREEN!

Ahem, anyways this is kind of awesome.

So this is where the viral marketers for EA come from....

VoidWanderer:
So this is where the viral marketers for EA come from....

The fact that they're donating the money to amputees must be slightly more offensive to that organization than if they had not offered anything at all. "Oh, sorry. I guess pretending to eat human body parts would be offensive to you. Here's some money."

Donating the money of a limb butchers to amputees? Doesn't anyone feel like that just slightly crosses the line into bad taste?

GenGenners:
Donating the money of a limb butchers to amputees? Doesn't anyone feel like that just slightly crosses the line into bad taste?

I wouldn't say it slightly crosses the line. I'd say it leaps clear over the line.

I admit I find it utterly hilarious... but in a I-can't-believe-they-went-there way.

Also

bad taste

Yes, cannibalism, even fake cannibalism, is definitely in bad... taste.

I guess no publicity is bad publicity... but did this really seem like a good idea? This just seems like it would upset people. Also, Why U no have Jill sandwich?

Oh, I get it, because Resident Evil plots are so non-sensical they make you want to chew your own arms off.

I would like to try out that pepered human. what... its not real humans?... i'll try it anyway.

DVS BSTrD:

But will there be...

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...Pies?

I love this movie, ......RE6 should have a musical minigame!

Seriously, the fact that they don't cash in on the Jill Sandwich idea is beyond me.
Then again, this is Capcom we're talking about.
Either way, this sounds kind of funny... it's a shame that the shop is on a different continent than me.

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Can I has Jill Sanvich?

They missed an obvious entree.

Also, I should stop looking up LOL cats images, it's starting to rub off on me.

T'Generalissimo:
Oh, I get it, because Resident Evil plots are so non-sensical they make you want to chew your own arms off.

It's not that non-sensical, but here: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.389504-Resident-Evil-trivia-session#15620750

COMPLETE GLOBAL MARINATION

This must exist. We must MAKE it exist.

Dat ass..... Is 6.99 a pound. I wont lie, i actually think this is a pretty cool promotion. Sure, cannibalism may be slightly disgusting, but so long as its not real human flesh, no harm no fowl. Unless there is fowl. Would chicken breasts be the cheek meat or the shoulder meat?

So they are giving a seminar in a hospital why? Armless people can't play games . Seems kinda pointless to me .

Also why you no jill sandwich?

Interesting promotion... RE6 will still suck HARD tho

GenGenners:
Donating the money of a limb butchers to amputees? Doesn't anyone feel like that just slightly crosses the line into bad taste?

Actually, it tap-danced over the line several times, flashing the audience all the while.

It's the kind of thing that you'd see in a particularly nasty Far Side comic.

Doesn't mean it's not six or seven different kinds of awesome, though.

Meh the money goes to charity who cares about the small irony, which is funny and if i had no arms i'd propably still find it funny. Unless you are pretentious DB who'd preffer the Limbless Association don't get the money at all because it's not poetically rounded off enough for you. maybe im wrong.

Here's your chance to eat artificial human limbs so that amputees may get awesome prosthetic ones.

Sixcess:

GenGenners:
Donating the money of a limb butchers to amputees? Doesn't anyone feel like that just slightly crosses the line into bad taste?

I wouldn't say it slightly crosses the line. I'd say it leaps clear over the line.

I admit I find it utterly hilarious... but in a I-can't-believe-they-went-there way.

Also

bad taste

Yes, cannibalism, even fake cannibalism, is definitely in bad... taste.

i see what you did there....
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I appreciate the irony, but I got a bit sick while reading this. I guess a lot less sick than I'd get by playing RE6 :P

Meat market, kinda cool.

Lectures explaining Resi 6's themes and how they relate to the real world?

No. Just no. One of the main reasons I actually enjoyed Resident evil 6's recent public demo is that the story has gone completely bat shit insane. It is what happens when a schlocky b-movie director is handed a budget.

And yet, it seems this was all unintentional, and capcom are completely serious.

Y'know what, go ahead. Try to explain this nonsense, capcom, I dare ya.

Can we supersize our arms to a Chris Redfield?

This is so wrong it's actually super-awesome :D I'm not much of a RE fan (played only 1, 2 and Nemesis) and I have no intention of getting RE6, but this promo action I would attend. The fun that could be had!

Grey Carter:

No mention of a Jill sandwich or steaks with COMPLETE GLOBAL MARINATION, which means whoever organized this event should be fired immediately.

Wow, this genuinely made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

OT: As long as I don't have to use that awkward new inventory system with the herbs, I'll be fine.

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