Real-Life Resident Evil Simulator Comes To Universal Studios Japan

Real-Life Resident Evil Simulator Comes To Universal Studios Japan

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USJ is providing visitors with their own replica gun, a limited supply of ammo, and only a few minutes to survive an onslaught of zombies.

Capcom is teaming up with Universal Studios Japan to provide the most ultra-realistic Resident Evil experience yet. Rather than just another themed roller coaster or a "haunted house" type ride where zombies pop up and spook you, USJ is giving you a gun, a limited supply of ammo, and throwing you into an onslaught of zombies. The combination of USJ's special effects prowess and Capcom's expertise has resulted in an incredibly detailed recreation of Racoon City to play in. It's called "Biohazard: The Real" (Biohazard is the Japanese name for the Resident Evil franchise).

In the attraction, players will be equipped with a replica lifelike handgun with a realistic weight and a gauge that measures your level of infection. The goal is to get to the end before reaching maximum infection. Of course, being an Resident Evil themed attraction, ammo will be sparse, so you'll have to be both quick and efficient to survive.

The attraction/game will begin on 19 July and run until 9 September in the Palace Theater in the New York section of the park. Then from 12 September to 10 November, it will operate only on Friday to Monday or holidays. There's currently no word if it will make it to the American Universal Studios, so if you're an ex-pat or planning a trip to Japan this summer, it may be worth checking out.

USJ also boasts that the chances of surviving the game without infection are "approximately zero percent."

I'm currently planning a trip down to southern Japan this summer, and I've put visiting this attraction at the top of my list! I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes, and see whether or not USJ's claims about the game's difficulty are true.

Source: PR Times (Japanese) via Rocket News 24

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While it sounds awesome on paper i kinda expect one of two things to happen:

- One of the "survivors" suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after finishing this attraction

- Someone getting panicked and seriously injuring one of the people playing zombies (i assume the zombies are played by people) by hitting them with something.

That's not Resident Evil! Fighting zombies? Resident Evil is about fighting weird mutants while spouting hilariously bad dialogue!

baarserik:
While it sounds awesome on paper i kinda expect one of two things to happen:

- One of the "survivors" suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after finishing this attraction

- Someone getting panicked and seriously injuring one of the people playing zombies (i assume the zombies are played by people) by hitting them with something.

1. They usually have plenty of warnings and whatnot, as they do with 'normal' horror houses, so they're unlikely to get any flak if that really happens.

2. It said 'special effects', so they're probably using, well... special effects. Holograms, I dunno. Feel free to prove me wrong, though. Anyway, I don't really know what I'm talking about XD

OT: If this works as intended, it sounds like it'll be epic! THIS is the fucking future, I want my virtual reality, and I want it NOW!

Myndnix:
That's not Resident Evil! Fighting zombies? Resident Evil is about fighting weird mutants while spouting hilariously bad dialogue!

It's not hilariously bad dialogue if you can't understand it!

Eh...on paper it sounds good, but whether or not it actually works...

hmm sounds awesome, I'm really curious to see how it pans out.

It was all fun and games until some poor "zombie" gets pistol whipped to death. Sounds cool and all bu there is a reason attractions like this are usually have u in seats with no actual way for the things to get at you.

ah, nothing like an elaborate lazer tag horror house.
good on paper, does not really work in reality.

Myndnix:
That's not Resident Evil! Fighting zombies? Resident Evil is about fighting weird mutants while spouting hilariously bad dialogue!

Sarcasm I hope.

Please say it features Midget Napolean somewhere.

Steven Bogos:
USJ also boasts that the chances of surviving the game without infection are "approximately zero percent."

Which naturally means that someone will do it in a week. Just to spite them.

kailus13:
Please say it features Midget Napolean somewhere.

Steven Bogos:
USJ also boasts that the chances of surviving the game without infection are "approximately zero percent."

Which naturally means that someone will do it in a week. Just to spite them.

Seriously. They are openly taunting Japan.

Japan.

Some of the people who gave us "Difficulty Level: Asian"

ObsidianJones:

kailus13:
Please say it features Midget Napolean somewhere.

Steven Bogos:
USJ also boasts that the chances of surviving the game without infection are "approximately zero percent."

Which naturally means that someone will do it in a week. Just to spite them.

Seriously. They are openly taunting Japan.

Japan.

Some of the people who gave us "Difficulty Level: Asian"

You're right, I was being too conservative.

Someone will do it in a day. While dressed as Leon Kennedy.

i've fought the hunter siege in revelaitons on max difficulty. BRING IT.

kailus13:

ObsidianJones:

kailus13:
Please say it features Midget Napolean somewhere.

Which naturally means that someone will do it in a week. Just to spite them.

Seriously. They are openly taunting Japan.

Japan.

Some of the people who gave us "Difficulty Level: Asian"

You're right, I was being too conservative.

Someone will do it in a day. While dressed as Leon Kennedy.

Without firing a single round.

So what do the zombies do when they reach you?
Impotently motion their arms at their victim whilst a counter bleeps down the infection/hp left?

 

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