Online Japanese Haunted House Horror Game to Terrify On Zoom Live Call

03.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Japanese escape game creative company SCRAP has announced a new online haunted house experience which will have players utilising Zoom to escape from a cursed home. The experience will be launched on September 11, 2020.

The online game is an entirely new experience developed by SCRAP in collaboration with Hirofumi Gomi, a producer of haunted houses across Japan as well as Tokyo Dome City Attractions. The game’s story sees players’ underclassman Utsumi searching for you inside a particular house which is rumoured to be haunted.

Players are put into a team of 1 to 7 people and use Zoom or LINE to give directions to the rest of the cast. Players must work together and with the in-game cast to uncover the hidden malice behind the house and escape. It’s an interactive game that will plunge players into a scary experience they won’t soon forget.

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  • Japan’s First Rurouni Kenshin Escape Game Slices its Way Into Museum Meiji-Mura in Aichi

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    Rorouni Kenshi is a hit manga series loved the world over with over 70 million copies sold. The latest arc of the manga, Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc, is serialised in Jump Comics SQ and is being published in English by Viz Media.

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    Help Kenshin defend Tokyo by participating in this new exciting escape game.

     

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