Because Resident Evil Revelations, Or Something
If you've ever wanted to swim around in 55,000 gallons of fake blood, plastic torsos and replica eyeballs, Capcom are about to rock your world. You adorable psycho.
To celebrate the upcoming home console and PC launch of Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom have booked out a swimming pool near London’s Olympic Stadium. They plan to fill it with 11,327 people's worth of fake blood, inflatables shaped like corpses, plastic intestines and other horrible things. The lifeguards will naturally be dressed up like zombies, and the bottom of the pool will contain some collectible merchandise if you're daring enough to dive for it.
The event takes place on May 25th and 26th, with only 100 people able to attend each day. Free tickets will be available from 9:00, Monday 20th May, so bookmark this page to be in with a shot.
"Capcom are thrilled to able to create the world’s first blood swimming pool,” says Capcom UK PR guru Adam Merrett. “Zombies have been kept very busy lately doing a variety of PR stunts, so rather than do the expected, we wanted to give them some time off for canal side relaxation in London.
“To non-zombies, the swimming pool will be shocking, gory and an incredibly disturbing experience – the perfect way to show that survival horror is back with a bang for Resident Evil Revelations."
Well... okay then.
Resident Evil Revelations is a superb survival horror title that was perfectly designed for a handheld platform. The home console port promises to offer new enemies, levels and a full visual makeover, but whether the gameplay survives the translation remains to be seen.