Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation [Update]

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

And I got infected with the T-virus. Don't you hate it when that happens?

Universal Studios Japan is once again rolling out its "Cool Japan"-themed area with attractions for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Monster Hunter, Attack on Titan, and Resident Evil.

Update - 6:15PM, Feb 9: We have removed several photos from this post that we had not realised were prohibited according to guidelines handed out to reporters, including Kotaku, attending this event.

The RE attraction is a puzzle-based real-life escape game. While visiting the Umbrella Corporation, you -- along with all the other visitors -- get accidentally infected and, using a tablet computer, you and your group (which can be up to six people) must look for hints and solve puzzles to find the vaccine and escape.

Last year's attraction was set in a TV studio, but the cool thing about the attraction is how the Umbrella Corporation offices, which you wander about, have been re-created. And while you search for hints and try to solve puzzles with your group, zombies stumble about and try to scare the crap out of you.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

First, you listen to a presentation.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

Here's a map of all four floors you roam around. You need to figure out enough puzzles to get access to the other floors.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

The presentation is disrupted.

Oh dear.

I did enjoy the stage show!

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

It's hard to see, but there were zombies at the end of this hallway coming for us.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

Yes, that's a zombie.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

There's a zombie hiding behind that desk! She would pop out and stumble around, scaring people.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

Looking for clues.

Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)
Today, I Visited Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation (Update)

Comments

    Nobody does amazingly fun and campy stuff like Japan. Really want to go do this soon.

    Was there on the 17/1:

    Best escape game so far in my life! Best attraction for 2016 cool-Japan!

    *mini-spoiler*
    losing the game is where we max up the value of this attraction

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