Awesome creative director, Miss Cakehead, was contacted by Capcom to come up with a concept to launch the new Resident Evil 6 game in the UK. Her idea—a human butcher shop. Despite not being a fan of meat, Miss Cakehead pulled together an incredibly convincing pop-up human butcher shop located at at Smithfields meat market in London. Open today, Sept 28th through the 29th, the public will actually be able to buy meaty human limbs and offal created by food artist Sharon Baker. All proceeds go to Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community. According to Twitter, the meat has been flying off the shelves!
From the press release,
Capcom, in the run-up to release for Resident Evil 6, are to open the world’s first pop-up human butchery and morgue at Smithfields meat market. Set against the backdrop of the UK’s most famous meat market, Smithfield’s in East London, Wesker & Son Resident Evil Human Butchery opens its doors to the public for two days only on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2012. 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
Resident Evil 6 will be released in the UK next Tuesday, October 2nd.
Keep an eye on Miss Cakehead’s blog, Cakehead Loves Evil, for an inside look at the human butcher shop and beyond!