Posted: Oct 1, 2012
Resident Evil 6 launches with human flesh butcher's shop stunt
Capcom, in the run-up to release for Resident Evil 6, opened the world’s first pop-up human butchery and morgue at Smithfields meat market. Set against the backdrop of the UK’s most famous meat market, Smithfield’s in East London, Wesker & Son Resident Evil Human Butchery opened its doors to the public for two days only on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2012. Once open, Resident Evil fans and unsuspecting members of the public will be treated to a glimpse into the gory world of Wesker & Son, the fictional butcher with a penchant for human flesh.
Once at the butchery, members ofthe public were invited to sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head, which were available to buy directly from the shop.
As well as these specially created products, gamers will be able to buy 'Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages' and 'J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks' along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community. In addition to the pop-up human butchery and morgue, Resident Evil fans will be invited to attend two days of lectures at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum, which have been designed to explore some of the themes in the game and their links to real life. Dr. Morgaine Gaye, a Food Futurologist who discussed future trends in meat consumption, from invitro to insect to cannibalism, conducted the first of these lectures on Friday, 28th September, while Prof. John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists will discuss viruses and examine whether the game’s infamous C-Virus could ever become a reality.
Adam Merrett, UK PR manager for Capcom stated: “We, at Capcom, are thrilled to be bringing Wesker & Son’s to Smithfields. If the C-Virus was to become a reality, there would be No Hope Left in the world, and so we want to create the scare and tension that fans and new players will experience in Resident Evil 6 into the real world.”
Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012.