Earlier this month we told you about a Capcom UK PR event to promote Resident Evil: Revelations in London. The event, which would let visitors swim in a pool filled with simulated blood, gore, and body parts (and featured zombies as lifeguards), was scheduled for this weekend.
But in light of yesterday's beheading of a man in Woolwich (which is being called a terrorist attack – BBC has all the details here), Capcom had decided to cancel the event. The company's Twitter account noted the cancelation today:
In light of yesterday’s sad events we’re cancelling our Revelations pool event. Thank you for your understanding.
— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) May 23, 2013
Capcom had planned to open up the pool near London's Olympic Stadium this weekend to those who secured one of the limited number of tickets offered online leading up to the event. The "first ever blood filled swimming pool" held about 55,000 gallons of water and promised (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 were scheduled to keep swimmers safe as well…
This was probably the best action to take in light of what happened yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim.