Saturday, September 29, 2012

Resident Evil 6 promo turns meat market into a horror show

In terms of movies, "Resident Evil 5," or "Resident Evil: Retribution" recently launched in theaters. In terms of video games, Resident Evil 6 is launching soon, scheduled for release on Oct. 2, 2012, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Nov. 25 for Microsoft Windows.

And that brings us to this rather bizarre promotional launch event for Resident Evil 6. Resident Evil 6 is upcoming survival horror third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom.

As a somewhat gruesome promotional stunt, Capcom hired food artist Sharon Baker to help the company turn Smithfield Meat Market in London into a real-life (but still faux) horror show. Filled with human-looking body parts, all of them edible, the display even includes a full-scale meat model of Baker herself.

The meat is on sale, but be aware, in case you are a zombie: none of it is human meat. Proceeds from the sale of any of the "Resident Evil 6 meat" will go to benefit the Limbless Association, which is a U.K.-based nonprofit that helps those who are living with congenital or acquired limb-loss.

You can watch an embedded video report that includes some scenes of rather realistic looking human parts. The display will be open through Saturday night.

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