San Francisco to Host Multiplayer Evangelion Game Outdoors

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Japan's immersive "Evangelion: Escape from an Angel" puzzle game arrives in August

The New People center in San Francisco announced on Monday it will host "Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel," an immersive multiplayer game that will start inside the center's cinema and move outdoors into the center's Japantown neighborhood.

The poster image for the game describes the premise:

A secret Nerv outpost is suddenly surrounded by hostiles. The operatives are trapped by a group of invisible "Angels." Suddenly, a strange melody can be heard and a cryptic code comes through on Magi. As [a] Nerv agent, you must now figure out how to escape from the mysterious place, if you can!

As in other "Real Escape Games" held in Japan, player have to cooperate to solve puzzles in real-life settings to win the game. "Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel" first debuted last year in Japan, where over 10,000 people played the game.

The game will run eight times a day during the August 25-26 weekend. Advance tickets to play the game cost US$20 up to 30 days before the event, and US$25 up to six hours before the event. (Any remaining tickets will cost US$30 at the door.)

New People is hosting this year's J-Pop Summit Festival during the same weekend with an "Evangelion Pop-Up Museum." The festival is a part of a four-nation stamp rally along with France's Japan Expo (July 5-8), the Eva keyframe illustration exhibit at China's ICAC International Comic and Animation Convention (November 3-11), and at the Evangelion store in Shiodome, Tokyo between July 25 and August 26.

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