Resident Evil

The top five places to survive the zombie apocalypse in Japan

The top five places to survive the zombie apocalypse in Japan

Japan is notorious for being one of the deadliest places to live in the world when it comes to natural disasters. Typhoons rip through the country every year and the island nation’s close proximity to several continental and oceanic plates makes it a seismic hotspot. While scientists are spending countless hours researching weather patterns and new methods of predicting earthquakes, we here at RocketNews24 have noticed a dangerous lack of preparedness when it comes to a different large-scale assault on Japan: zombies.

You may be laughing now, but when most of Japan’s population, which is the 38th densest in the world, turns to putrid walking corpses hungry for human flesh, you’ll be glad we brought this problem to your attention. That’s why we asked Tarou, a 30-year-old resident of Tokyo who claims to be suffering from “zombie mania,” to share with us his picks for the top five places to survive the zombie apocalypse in Japan. Read on and guard your brains.

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Universal Studios’ real-life Resident Evil simulator set to open 19 July!

Universal Studios’ real-life Resident Evil simulator set to open 19 July!

Hot on the heels of their hugely successful recreation of the zombies, characters, and pasta dishes from the hit video game and movie franchises Resident Evil, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is teaming up with Capcom once again this summer to bring us an even more authentic survival horror experience in the form of Resident Evil: The Real (Biohazard: The Real in Japan).

Rather than simply walking around getting spooked by zombies, USJ is providing visitors with their own replica gun, a limited supply of ammo, and only a few minutes to survive an onslaught of zombies and other creatures from the Resident Evil series. Hear that? That’s the sound of millions of gamers’ day being made.

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Capcom Fills Pool with Blood to Mark Release of Newest Resident Evil

Capcom Fills Pool with Blood to Mark Release of Newest Resident Evil

In conjunction with the release of Resident Evil Revelations in the UK, Campcom is pulling out all the stops (and arteries, ha-ha) for their newest PR campaign. Last year, they had a butcher shop serving up fresh “people meat.” (We’re starting to wonder if there wasn’t some miscommunication about exactly what kind of game this is.) So, how about this year?

Well, on May 25 and 26, Capcom’s jumping in the deep end with a pool literally filled with blood. And, if you find you’ve forgotten how to swim, zombie lifeguards are standing by to…rescue you? (Wait, aren’t zombies kind of aquaphobic?) Read More

Resident Evil’s “Tyrant” Shows Up in Akihabara, Deemed “Cute” by Passing Japanese

Resident Evil’s “Tyrant” Shows Up in Akihabara, Deemed “Cute” by Passing Japanese

The sight of cosplayers in Japan is nothing unusual, but if we ran into these ghoulish fellows on the streets of Tokyo we’d certainly double-take.

Dressed as the fiendish biologically-engineered “Tyrant” giants from the Biohazard (Resident Evil in the west) games, these three enormous men wandered through Akihabara, where they were met with comments varying from “creepy as hell” to “too cute!” as they showed a softer side than we’re used to seeing in the games and spin-off movies…

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Secret Resident Evil 6 Website About as Entertaining as the Game Itself

Secret Resident Evil 6 Website About as Entertaining as the Game Itself

So how’s everyone liking Resident Evil 6? According to the Metacritic user reviews, not very much, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss today.

Instead, I’d like to point your attention to the phrase “Biohazard 6 subete no yami” (バイオハザード6 全ての闇), which, when entered into a search engine, yields a secret promotional website created by Capcom to… Actually, I’m not sure what the point of this website is or why they would make it when their game has already released and shipped 4.5 million copies worldwide.

In any case, check the link after the jump and be warned that it does contain gore and ridiculous amounts of clickable “Don’t Click” buttons.

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Biohazard Teaser Site Hints at an Ambiguous “New Terror” Coming September 14

Biohazard Teaser Site Hints at an Ambiguous “New Terror” Coming September 14

There’s a lot of cool stuff going on for Resident Evil fans recently. You’ve got the S.T.A.R.S. restaurant in Tokyo, the Resident Evil attraction at Universal Studios Japan, Resident Evil: Retribution movie coming to the big screen this September and of course the OH MY GOD ZOMBIE RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

…sorry, what we were saying is: and of course, the October 2 release of Resident Evil 6, which will undoubtedly be less scary than the zombie attack text adventure above, if more recent titles are anything to judge by.

But hey, Capcom hasn’t lost it yet! Just check out their new teaser webpage, titled “Biohazard Hisotry.”

But be sure to turn the volume down and scroll down slowly, otherwise you might GAHHH HEADCRAB RIGHT ABOVE YOU!!!

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Resident Evil to Infect Universal Studios Japan This Fall

Resident Evil to Infect Universal Studios Japan This Fall

Following in the tradition of Japan getting all the cool Resident Evil stuff, Universal Studios Japan has announced they will be converting a portion of the theme park into a zombie-infested Raccoon City this Fall.

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Resident Evil Restaurant Opens in Tokyo, Scantily Clad Girls Dance in Front of Killer Mutants

Resident Evil Restaurant Opens in Tokyo, Scantily Clad Girls Dance in Front of Killer Mutants

If you see anyone wearing a trench coat lumbering through the streets of Tokyo muttering “S.T.A.R.S…” this summer, chances are they’re either a deadly mutant bent on revenge or a satisfied (yet inappropriately-dressed) customer of Biohazard Café & Grill S.T.A.R.S, a new Resident Evil themed restaurant that opened in Shibuya on July 13.

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74 Year-Old Resident Evil Addict’s Reflexes “Too Quick for Safe Driving”

74 Year-Old Resident Evil Addict’s Reflexes “Too Quick for Safe Driving”

Shiro Suzuki has been eagerly practicing to beat his high score of 178,270 in the Mercenary Mode of Resident Evil 4 (called Biohazard 4 in Japan).  Most who have played the game would agree that this is an impressive score, whereas hardcore gamers may scoff at the number. 

What makes Mr. Suzuki unique, however, is that on 10 February, 2012, he celebrated his 74th birthday.

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