For a limited time later this year, Resident Evil is coming to life at Universal Studios Japan. And, apparently, you get to shoot zombies with the same practice guns the police and the military use.
According to Famitsu, “Resident Evil The Real” is a 5-10 minute long attraction that will be held at the park’s “Palace Theater” in USJ’s New York area.
Each visitor is equipped with a 700g “model gun” that only have a limited number of bullets. The goal is to shoot the zombies and other creatures — and wipe out the virus contagion.
Famitsu states that the “shooting system” is similar to what is used by police and the military for training exercises. (I’m assuming Famitsu is talking about this laser training system.)
The creatures, including the Licker (pictured), are supposed to look incredibly real, too — hence the attraction’s name. Famed Japanese special effects artist Shinichi Wakasa, Godzilla’s suitmaker, also worked on the enormous Tyrant creature.
Last fall, Universal Studios Japan teamed up with Capcom for a Resident Evil theme park. The results were unexpectedly awesome.