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Resi Evil Body Hunt – Contain the Infection

Well, we had an eventful morning today. You may have heard about Capcom Europe’s “Treasure Hunt” to promote Resident Evil 5’s release tomorrow. TheFluffyFist and I did our bit to help out the NHS by spending our morning searching London for Infected body parts. Apparently there was a bit of an outbreak…

14 clues were sent out last night, with instructions to search for body parts from 9am and get them to Westminster Bridge by 11am:

  1. Hidden near a pub? Elementary, my dear Watson…
  2. More drinks, this time with digging sailors
  3. A Standard location on Villiers Street – and it’s a laughing matter…
  4. A Proudly photographic display
  5. Samuel Pepys dwelled here, his street a palatial namesake
  6. Rubbish? Find out, where Chandos and Bedfordbury cross
  7. 8 Bedford Court
  8. Rubbish? Find out, where Bedfordbury and New Row cross
  9. Make a call on St Martin’s Lane
  10. London’s narrowest street
  11. Sir Isaac dwelled here, with a view of the National Portrait Gallery
  12. Captain Scott’s memory is keeping this safe
  13. Take a seat between (IC)Art and the Arch
  14. Seek out the pub with no name on Warwick House Street

Some serious Googling got us this map and route.

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Despite getting to Embankment at 8:50am, we didn’t find any body parts on Villier’s Street, nor the Sherlock Holmes pub. In fact, we cleared all 14 sites by 9:38 and didn’t find a single head, torso or limb that wasn’t firmly clutched in the paws of fellow socially-conscious individuals… The first ones we saw were in the hands of a couple of guys at 4 minutes past 9 who had found at least 3 (THREE!) parts already. Hmm… :|

No matter, it was a great way to spend the morning. Much more fun than a normal Thursday. Plus, everyone who turned up on Westminster Bridge got a free RE5 bag, copies of the game and photo ops with the body parts ;)

Met a friendly couple on Northumberland Avenue – Ricky Smith and Katherine Halls:
RE5 Fellow Hunters

Ricky, risking himself to keep London safe:
RE5 - Infected Arms

Evidence, but no joy:
RE5 Bloodstain on Bedford Court

The winners:
RE5 - Three of the Winning Team RE5 - Two of the Winning Team

The losers:
RE5 - Don't Mess With Me RE5 - I Found Her Like This

The Infected:

RE5 - The Infected RE5 - Winners and Marketing

Resident Evil 5 is out in the UK on Friday the 13th (Ooooo!) March 2009.

Most amusingly, Gamezine reports that a bunch of the body parts were taken by people who didn’t then bring them to the drop-point on Westminster Bridge. What would you do if you found a bloody fake torso stinking of raw chicken liver?

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