June 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM ET
Nothing says good eatin' like a plague-themed cafe!
Or at least that's what the makers of the famed Resident Evil video games believe. Capcom, the company behind the video game franchise (which is known as "Biohazard" rather than "Resident Evil" in Japan), is opening its first Biohazard Cafe & Grill in Tokyo this July.
If you haven't played the Resident Evil/Biohazard games (or, say, seen the movies featuring Milla Jovovich), they are horror games that center around the spread of a virus that turns people into zombies. Feeling hungry yet?
The Biohazard Cafe, which opens July 13 in Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood, will feature dance performances (yes, dance performances) and will only serve dishes for one year. Check out the official website here.
I checked in with Capcom's U.S. office and they confirm the cafe is for real (despite the misspelling at the top of the web page.) They say the official translation is as follows:
“The very first official Biohazard brand themed restaurant opens on 13th July 2012 inside Shibuya Parco Part 1 building, it's called"Biohazard Cafe & Grill S.T.A.R.S.". Performance by the dance troop "S.T.A.R.S. Angelique" is planned, in addition, some limited Biohazard items can be sold only at this location. Some special plans for members of the official fan club "Club 96" are also planned. Watch the space!”
No word yet on the menu, but one can't help but expect braaaaains will be served up rare. (Sorry, couldn't help myself.) Meanwhile, here, see if Todd Kenreck's advance look at "Resident Evil 6" doesn't whet your appetite:
Winda Benedetti writes about video games for msnbc.com. You can follow her tweets about games and other things on Twitter here @WindaBenedetti and you follow her on Google+. Meanwhile, be sure to check out the IN-GAME FACEBOOK PAGE to discuss the day's gaming news and reviews.