Online Japanese Haunted House Horror Game to Terrify On Zoom Live Call
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.
Escape From the House of Cursed Mirrors (Japanese Title: 呪い鏡の家からの脱出)
Tickets: On sale from September 6, 2020 at 10:00 (JST)
Start Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 60 minutes
Groups: 1-7 people
Service: Zoom or LINE
Official Website: http://realdgame.jp/noroi_kagami/
Sanrio Puroland Announces Online Puzzle Solving Game With Hello Kitty and Friends
03.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Sanrio Entertainment is teaming up with Harekage, a company that incorporates puzzles and riddles into promotional material, to launch a special online puzzle game that will be held via Zoom. The name of the game is “Acquisition of Puroland ~Rescue Captured Hello Kitty~” and it will be held six times on June 18, 19, 25, 26, and July 2 and 3.
In the game, which features a completely original story, players will communicate with the Sanrio characters on Zoom to solve the puzzle. They can write messages of support as well as tell the characters where and what to move. The event is being held online in response to COVID-19 and the shortened hours at Sanrio Puroland, so Sanrio fans unable to travel there can still meet with their favourites online. The stream will take place live from Puroland after closing hours.
How to Play
Players must purchase an online ticket and access the Zoom URL on the day. When the stream starts, an opening movie will play detailing the story. The game has a time limit as well as a final video after completing it. The puzzle and riddle can be accessed from the webpage provided. Players will use the chat function on Zoom to communicate with the Sanrio cast including Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, and Pompompurin, and guide them on what they should do to help save Hello Kitty.
This game is different from a quiz where knowledge is the key. Instead, you must use your full power of imagination to use the rules and words provided to line-up keywords in the right order and more. It’s a fun game that both kids and adults alike can get involved with. Kids tend to have more imagination than adults so they might be the ones solve the puzzle first!
© 1990, 2009, 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN 著作 株式会社サンリオ
Acquisition of Puroland ~Rescue Captured Hello Kitty~
Japanese Name: 買収されたピューロランド〜囚われのハローキティを救え〜
Running: June 18, 2021 / June 19, 2021 June 25, 2021 / June 26, 2021 / July 2, 2021 / July 3 2021
Runs: Twice per day
Run ①: Stream Opens 17:50 / Game Runs 18:00-19:30
Run ② Stream Opens 19:50 / Game Runs 20:00-21:00
Ticket Price: ¥3,400 (Tax Included)
Buy Tickets: https://l-tike.com/search/?lcd=34031
Official Website: https://www.puroland.jp/liveshow/nazotoki/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Escape Game Launches in Japan
31.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Real-life escape game creative company SCRAP launched a new escape game on Monday in collaboration with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain | ¥3,400 (Tax Included)
‘Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain’ is a collaboration between SCRAP’s immensely popular ‘Real Dasshutsu Game’ escape game series which has been experienced by over 8.2 million people and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the anime series that has taken the world by storm when it aired in 2019. Its popularity surged once again with the release of the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train last year, and the hype is set to continue when the second season of the anime begins airing this year.
This escape game is available to buy online at SCRAP GOODS SHOP as well as their stores. It’s an easy to use kit which only requires the use of a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Players can play with as many people as they like from the comfort of their own home.
The game is inspired by the battle between Tanjiro and the Lower Rank 5 Demon Rui on Natagumo Mountain. Players form part of the Demon Slayer Corps and must use the documents provided to solve riddles in order to defeat the demons.
The escape game features many characters from the series including completely new recordings by the actual voice cast for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Shinobu, Kagaya, Rui, and the Kasugai Crows.
SCRAP has also released a collection of original merch illustrated by ufotable, the studio that animates the series.
Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Folder Set ¥4,000 / Pins ¥500 Each / Key Rings ¥800 Each / Wooden Stands ¥1,500 Each / Memo Pad ¥800 / Bath Towel ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Nezuko Wooden Box
A bonus wooden Nezuko box with a puzzle inside is also available which comes with a limited-edition Nezuko pin. Available for an extra ¥3,000.
The game is available in Japanese only. Do you have what it takes to escape from Natagumo Mountain?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain
Japanese Name: リアル脱出ゲーム×鬼滅の刃 鬼棲まう那田蜘蛛山からの脱出
Order Window: May 27, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Shipping: From June 3, 2021
Play Window: June 10, 2021 – November 28, 2021
Available: SCRAP GOODS SHOP / SCRAP Stores
Official Website: https://realdgame.jp/kimetsu/
Solve Mysterious in Tokyo While Walking Around Asakusa in This New IRL Game
14.April.2021 | SPOT
Japanese IRL mystery game production company Haregake is launching a new game in collaboration with Cosmos Hotel Management who are known for managing the apartment hotel chain MIMARU. MIMARU Tokyo Asakusa STATION, a new branch, is set to open on April 22.
This game will take place around Asakusa in Tokyo and can be played by couples, families, and groups. The event is being carried out with all necessary COVID-19 safety measures in place and aims to get people learning more about the wonders of Asakusa with a game that incorporates elements of the district’s traditional buildings, culture, and more. It’s a chance to sightsee around one of Tokyo’s most iconic areas while solving puzzles at the same time.
The game kit can be bought at the vending machine inside MIMARU Tokyo Asakusa STATION when it opens later this month. It includes the story, which you can read below, and everything you need to get yourself started. There’s also no time limit, so players can take as long as they like while they enjoy the sights.
The Game’s Story
“I want you to find the treasure of Asakusa for me.”
So says the request that finds its ways to you – you, who are a detective.
A certain wealthy individual once resided in Asakusa.
He left a letter behind, and now this letter is in your hands.
“This map – perhaps it shows the location of this treasure.”
Will you be able to locate the treasure resting in Asakusa?
Head on out and solve the mystery as you walk around the district.
Asakusa Detective Game: The Secrets of the Millionaire’s Forgotten Letter
Japanese Game Name: 浅草街歩き探偵録〜富豪の残した手紙の秘密〜
Start Date: April 22, 2021 (Not a limited-time event, will be held permanently)開
Start Point: MIMARU Tokyo Asakusa Station
Address: 2-20-4 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Official Website: https://nazotoki.mimaruhotels.com/
Summer Time Rendering Manga Series Themed Escape Game Announced
Japanese escape game creative company SCRAP has announced a brand new game in collaboration with Summer Time Rendering, a manga series written and illustrated by Yasuki Tanaka which concluded in February this year. An anime adaptation for the series has been green-lit.
Shueisha describes the manga’s story: “Upon hearing of Ushio’s death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend’s family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?”
SCRAP’s escape game will take place on Tomogashima, an island located in Wakayama which inspired the setting of Summer Time Rendering. Taking place for one day only on July 22, the game will have players solving puzzles and mysterious around the real-life island in order to escape. The game is limited to just 50 groups and a maximum of 100 people. Applications are open now until April 26 and players will be selected randomly.
Escape From the Isolated Shadow-Cast Island
Japanese Game Name: 影潜む離島からの脱出
Application Window: April 2, 2021 – April 26, 2021 at 23:59
Date: July 22, 2021
Location: Tomogashima, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture
Event Details: https://www.shonenjump.com/p/sp/2021/summer_reald/
Mr. Osomatsu Escape Game Releases Original Merchandise Collection
11.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese escape game developer company SCRAP released a new collection of original and exclusive merchandise based on one of its Mr. Osomatsu themed escape games. The escape game was created in collaboration with the anime’s third season.
The merch at a glance
Bonus items for those who book advance tickets
The escape game, which is called “Escape From the Black Market Empire,” features an original voiced story that has players using their smartphones to communicate with the six Matsuno siblings. They must work with them to help repay their debt.
The merchandise collection includes plenty of must-grabs for fans like folders, stickers, tote bags, and more. And there’s some bonus items for those who buy an advance tickets.
Mr. Osomatsu Themed Escape Game Begins Across Japan
10.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese escape game developer company SCRAP, who has welcomed more than 7.4 million players worldwide to its iconic escape games, is now holding a game themed on the popular TV anime series Mr. Osomatsu.
The game is titled “Escape From the Black Market Empire” and features an original voiced story that has players using their smartphones to communicate with the six Matsuno siblings. They must work with them to help repay their debt. It is taking place at SCRAP branches across Japan including in Kichijoji, Nagoya, and Osaka, each of which has been decorated with posters signed by seven members of the anime’s voice cast.
The escape game’s official website also posted a commercial that’s worth checking out featuring newly-recorded lines from the iconic sextuplets.
Bonus merch for participating in the game includes:
・Business card case
Original Merchandise (Prices Include Tax)
Hand Towel Set ¥2,000 / Sticker Stick ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Pins ¥500 / Key Rings ¥800
Escape From the Black Market Empire
Japanese Game Title: 闇金帝国からの脱出
・SCRAP Nazo Building Kichijoji: From February 4, 2021
・Nazo Complex Nagoya: From February 19, 2021
・Ajito Of SCRAP Osaka Nazo Building: From February 25, 2021
Chihayafuru Anime Gets Escape Game at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, Japan’s first and biggest puzzle-themed theme park, has announced the opening of a new escape game based on the popular manga anime series Chihayafuru which will begin at the site on March 4, 2021.
The immersive story-driven escape game has players take on the role of a member of the Fujiyama High School karuta club. While learning the essential points of competitive karuta from Chigaya Ayase and the gang, they must aim for victory to escape. No prior preparations are necessary – players can book their tickets and just turn up on the day.
This unique escape game takes place in a traditional tatami mat room and combines puzzle-solving skills with competitive karuta in which clues are written on the cards. Fans of the manga and anime series are sure to enjoy this immersive game.
Tickets will go on sale on January 23, 2021 at 12:00 (JST).
Chihayafuru Escape Game
Location: Tokyo Mystery Circus
Running: March 4, 2021 – May 5, 2021
Official Website: https://mysterycircus.jp/chihayafuru/
Attack on Titan The Final Season Escape Game Announced at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
SCRAP has announced the release of a new escape game at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park, in promotion of the final season of Attack on Titan which is now airing. Set to begin on February 25, 2021, the escape game is titled “Escape Game x Attack on Titan The Final Season: Escape From the 5 Titans.”
This marks the fifth Attack on Titan themed escape game to be held. Players will become a member of the Survey Corps and worked with Levi, Mikasa, and other characters to face off against five Titans. The immersive story will have players feeling like they are really in the world of the anime series.
The key to this escape game is the map provided to players which they must used together with other items to assemble a diorama map of Marley. They will then use their completed diorama to their advantage in order to escape.
The escape game is a celebration and mark of Attack on Titan’s final season and a must-experience for fans in Japan.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会」
Escape Game x Attack on Titan The Final Season: Escape From the 5 Titans
Location: TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Running: Febrauary 25, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Nazo Complex Nagoya
March 25, 2021 – April 25, 2021
June 30, 2021 – July 25, 2021
Osaka Himitsukichi Of Scrap
May 13, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Sapporo
July 2, 2021 – August 1, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Sendai
April 29, 2021 – June 13, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Okayama
April 29, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Nishitetsu Hall Fukuoka
April 29, 2021 – May 5, 2021
Event Website: https://realdgame.jp/shingeki_2021/
My Hero Academia Themed Puzzle Game to Open in Shibuya in January 2021
09.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Asobi Factory no Asobiba is a new shop set to open on the 6th floor of Shibuya Marui on January 2, 2021 where visitors can get hands-on and immersed in puzzle-solving games.
Asobi Factory is a puzzles and goods brand that first began its journey into the puzzle industry in 2011. Since then, it has hosted many interactive puzzle events based on anime series, games, television shows, and more. Its new Asobiba shop will collaborate exclusively with anime and games, offering puzzle experiences as well as selling puzzle goods and merchandise in collaboration with anime series.
Visitors can walk around the shop to enjoy experiencing different puzzle content. And these puzzles aren’t bound to the shop – they will take visitors around the building and outside on the streets too. Puzzles can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, making for a fun day trip.
My Hero Academia features as the first collaboration
The popular anime series My Hero Academia hails as the first collaboration. The story begins at a hero office where word of an explosion reaches. You take the role of a pro hero take the call to figure out this mystery and head straight to the scene of the crime only to find mysteriously that the first reported explosion goes off in the instant you arrive. People are in a panic, and it’s up to you, Deku, Ochako, and Todoroki to prevent the second blast from going off.
Asobi Factory no Asobiba
Address: Shibuya Marui Floor 6F, 1-22-6 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: January 2, 2021 – End of February 2021 (Subject to change)
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:30 (from 12:00 on January 2, 2021 only)
Official Website: https://www.yte.co.jp/asobi/asobiba/
Online Pokémon Escape Game Launches in Promotion of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Anime Film
18.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME
SCRAP launched a new online escape game entitled “Escape From the Mystery Pokémon Jungle” on November 14, 2020 in promotion of the upcoming anime film Pokémon the Movie: Coco which will be released in Japan on December 25, 2020. The film will also be released in the US in 2021 under the title Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.
SCRAP is a Japanese company that specialises in the creation of escape games. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, SCRAP has been hosting online escape games for people around the world. It has collaborated with Pokémon every year since 2013, with 300,000 participants having played the games collectively. This new escape game has players watching a video on the game’s official website while using a pen and paper to solve the puzzles and mysteries of the Mystery Pokémon Jungle.
Players can download and print the materials they will need for the game from the website. This will be their puzzle-solving kit which includes gimmicks of its own that will require assembly with tape. And since the game can be played at any time, players can choose what time works best for them when they have a free slot in the day.
The game offers a selection of different courses including two different two-person standard courses as well as a lighter family course for parents to play with their children.
The escape game is a great way to celebrate the upcoming and highly-anticipated release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.
©Nintendo･Creatures･GAME FREAK･TV Tokyo･ShoPro･JR Kikaku
©2020 Pikachu Project
Online Escape Game x Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle
Official Website: http://realdgame.jp/pokemon2020/
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Announces Escape Game Based On J-Pop Group Perfume
23.September.2020 | SPOT
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, the world’s first and Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park, has announced a new escape game centred on the Japanese pop group Perfume. Titled “Escape From The Room Next To Perfume,” the game is set to hit the indoor theme park on September 22, 2020.
An escape game is a real-life interactive experience that has players solving puzzles to escape a room. The story of the Perfume game puts players on the same team as Perfume. As players wait in anticipation, an LED display made to look like a window opens to reveal the Perfume members, who greet players and encourage them on their escape. And so begins the game.
There are various items and pieces of information in the room for players to solve the puzzle, including dance poses by Perfume which give hints for the next step. It’s an interactive experience that makes it feel like Perfume are really there with you.
Perfume fans can get their hands on a range of exclusive merchandise too, like a sticker set, folder, and message cards. These items will be sold at the TMC GOODS SHOP at Tokyo Mystery Circus as well as the online stores SCRAP GOODS SHOP and Perfume’s own A!SMART.
Escape From The Room Next To Perfume
Start Date: September 22, 2020
Location: TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Address: APM Bldg., 1-27-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Official Website: https://mysterycircus.jp/perfume/
Neon Genesis Evangelion Escape Game Has You Dodging Lasers
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, a hot spring amusement park in Hakone, began teaming up with Neon Genesis Evangelion on July 1 for a series of events. The newest event to be announced is the “Evangelion Laser Trap” escape game which is set to begin on July 23. The park’s cave baths are also taking on a theme inspired by the Second Impact in Evangelion with special lights and sounds.
Evangelion Laser Trap Escape
Guests must become Evangelion characters and use their knowledge, experience, and whole body to make it through the dark room and avoid the red lasers. Those who clear the room will receive an original Evangelion sticker.
Second Impact Cave Baths
The cave baths will be illuminated with bright red lights inspired by the Second Impact cataclysm from Evangelion.
Evangelion themed food and drinks will be served at the event, and fans can get their hands on exclusive merchandise.
Evangelion Laser Trap Escape
Running: July 23, 2020 – August 23, 2020
Location: Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:00
Entry Fee: General ¥2,500 / Children (3-12 Years) ¥1,400
Participation Fee: ¥500 per person
Second Impact Baths
Running: January 10, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Location: Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:00
Entry Fee: General ¥2,500 / Children (3-12 Years) ¥1,400
Participation Fee: Free
Official Website: https://eva-hakone.com/