ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
Umm... are you going to drink that Skooma?
Marlon McDonald

Now as a huge Resident Evil 2 (meaning I played a substantial amount, freaked me out and now it has become something I love and fear in equal abandon) and zombie apocalypse fan, I sometimes consider how I would fare during the end of days.

"Where's the nearest high point? What weapons should I specialize in? Would the world be filled with swift or lumbering zombies?" are thoughts that reverberate around my skull every now and again. 'Cause it's fun plotting your own eventual and untimely demise...

But to be placed in a situation where these thoughts can actually thrive would be a completely different story, as Japanese horror fans will be learning for themselves for a limited time.

Resident Evil: The Escape

A bit overzealous with their ID policy
A bit overzealous with their ID policy

Universal Studios Japan has opened the creepy creaky door to their very own zombie riddled house of horrors! Named Resident Evil: The Escape (or Biohazard: The Escape as its named in Japan), the four tiered survival horror/puzzle attraction throws you and a bunch of friends into the heart of darkness of Raccoon City.

The sequel to Flashdance was marred with troubles
The sequel to Flashdance was marred with troubles

The attraction begins with an unassuming tour of Raccoon City Broadcasting Network's studio...

Then the group is divided into four smaller groups, with each getting a tablet computer and a suitcase...

Beats queuing outside an Apple store
Beats queuing outside an Apple store

Then the groups are settled into the studio to watch a recording of a program detailing Umbrella Corp's latest invention - a medical patch that apparently cures all ailments! A nice, tourist-y, casual day...

Until a load of zombies come tearing into the building...

This day has sucked.
This day has sucked.

Now this is where the puzzle element comes into play. You receive an email on your tablet containing a puzzle. In order to escape the death house, you have to solve it by examining your surroundings, while trying not to startle the wandering zombies.

This is what happens when you fail. It isn't really
This is what happens when you fail. It isn't really

Think you can handle the Biohazard? Then have a look at this here link, if you are particularly proficient in Japanese. Resident Evil: The Escape will be... escaping USJ on May 10th, so hurry up and go already! Here's a little teaser trailer for your eyes and ears...

Personally I'd prefer to take on zombies with a shotgun or a brick, not a tablet computer. But hey, that's just me! Well, I guess you could glue razors to one side of the tablet...

Sources: Kotaku, USJ

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