Some people are squeamish, so the fairly gory pictures (UPDATE: That includes all the newer, wetter, far grosser pictures) are after the jump. From the press release, touting the pop up in London’s Smithfields meat market:
Once open, Resident Evil fans and unsuspecting members of the public will be treated to a glimpse into the gory world of Wesker & Son, the fictional butcher with a penchant for human flesh.
Once at the butchery, members of the public will be invited to sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head, which will be available to buy directly from the shop. As well as these specially created products, gamers will be able to buy ‘Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages’ and ‘J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks’ along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.
In addition to the pop-up human butchery and morgue, Resident Evil fans will be invited to attend two days of lectures at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum, which have been designed to explore some of the themes in the game and their links to real life. Dr. Morgaine Gaye, a Food Futurologist who will discuss future trends in human food consumption as well as explore cannibalism through history, will conduct the first of these lectures on Friday, 28th September, while Prof. John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists will discuss viruses and examine whether the game’s infamous C-Virus could ever become a reality. Gamers and members of the public wishing to attend either of these lectures need to register:cannibalism/viruses.
I don’t care that I didn’t go to London to see the Olympics this year, but I am just a little bummed out not to be over there to check this out. I doubt we’d ever see something like this Stateside. Click the jump to get a real sense of what level Capcom is taking marketing to this time for Resident Evil 6.
(link via Boing Boing)
UPDATE 10/02/12 –
(Second set of pics via)