So you’ve just announced the latest entry in one of your two biggest franchises. The trailer is a barn-stormer and everyone is excited. Life is great. You want to splash out. So you do the obvious thing that a multinational Japanese game publisher does. You open a restaurant and start peddling edible brains.
That’s what the house of Resi did this week. Yep, the Capcom Bar now exists (opens in new tab) in Shinjuku Tokyo, and its cool-but-possibly-sick-inducing-after-you’ve-been-in-there-for-a-while cobalt lighting scheme belies a multitude of genius (and occasionally horrible-looking) game-themed dishes. Resident Evil, Phoenix Wright, Monster Hunter and the Sengoku Basara (or Devil Kings) series are all represented with a plethora of imaginative conceptual touches. Some of which might even be so imaginatively conceptual as to make you do a little dry wretch. But that just proves that they’re entirely successful as far as I’m concerned.
From the Resi camp, for example, you could have a brain-cake dessert:
Or how about ‘Tofu Mode’, if you’re desperate to know what a Resident Evil 2 side-game tastes like:
In terms of Phoenix Wright, you could have – amongst other things – a stack of onion rings with a croquet and chip gavel:
Fancy something more Monster Huntery? How about an Airu Village mushroom and clam chowder?
Or maybe the truly horrific-looking leg of some manner of beastie. Probably a monster. That has been successfully hunted:
Want more of this culinary Capcomian madness? Of course you do. Click over to the restaurant’s site (opens in new tab) for the full menu. And yes, they do have a Resident Evil herb salad.
And some sodding beautiful cocktails.