Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote Resident Evil Revelations

May 11, 2013 -

In one of the most bizarre stories we've heard this week, Capcom's UK Marketing department will fill a swimming pool full of blood, gore and other body parts to promote the release of its next Resident Evil game in London.

The "first ever blood filled swimming pool" can hold about 55,000 gallons of water and will feature (fake, of course) human torsos as floatation devices, intestines as lane markers, and all kinds of gruesome objects floating in the water including bloody bandages, eyeballs, tendrils and blood clots. Zombie lifeguards will also be on hand...

Tickets for the event (near London's Olympic Stadium) will be available for free on Monday, May 20 here, but only 200 will be given out each day leading up to the pool's opening on the weekend of May 25 and 26th..

Those under 18 must bring a parent. Good luck on getting your mom or dad to take you to this event, kids.

“Capcom are thrilled to able to create the world’s first blood swimming pool,” Capcom’s UK PR manager Adam Merrett said. “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."

Right, then.

Resident Evil Revelations launches on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC May 24. A demo for the game will be released next week.

Comedy site Play4Real offers an alternate reality story where someone at Capcom makes a mistake. It's not quite as surreal as the real story, but it's good for a chuckle...

Source: MCV


Comments

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Oh look, another company following in the bold steps of the Inferno marketing.  Lets see... yep, still room on the permanently boycotting list.  Just pencil you in right here Capcom. 

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them you are going to give them Total Freedom." - L. Ron Hubbard

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

I am confused. Are they really using blood or is it just colored water? The source article is not clear on that. I seriously doubt that they could get 55,000 gallons of blood of any kind. If they are simply using water, then I don't see what the issue is. 

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Why do they do this? First, I can not play any EA games (because of DRM and their general evilness). Now I can not play this game, I rather enjoy the RA games too (except for 6, bad ally AI BAD).

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

I think we can list this under the category of 'Harmless Fun'. If people make a big deal out of this then humanity has no hope.

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Oh, yeah, because stunts like these NEVER backfire.

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Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

TBH i wish they'd stop with these stunts as this is whats giving the non-gaming public a bad image of what gamers are and like...

 

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Exactly what went through my mind when I noticed this headline... And we wonder occasionally why so many "research" groups seem to think there's a direct link to real life violence from video games...

(Yes I realize the pool in and of itself is actually nonviolent, but when you factor in body parts and other misc floaters...)

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Considering this is being done in the UK, somehow I think Health and Safety protocols will make it a lot more sanitary than you realise...

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Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Considering this is being done in the UK
 

What the hell does that even have to do with how unsanitary blood in general is? Regional Health and Safety protocols don't magically change the biohazardous qualities of uncovered pools of blood, be it human or otherwise.

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Is it really blood? The articles are not clear but it seems that it is going to be filled with water. Possibly colored. I don't think it would even be possible to get 55,000 gallons of blood of any variety. 

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

Fair point, but I feel I can't be blamed for expecting it to be real blood- it wouldn't be the first time a business has been woefully irresponsible with their publicity stunts.

Re: Capcom Fills Pool with Blood and Gore to Promote ...

... I doubt this is sanitary in any way.

At all.

 
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