Fans Choose Heiji Hattori as Detective Conan Escape Game's Main Character
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Scrap's Real Escape Game revealed the main character and title of its newest Detective Conan attraction on Wednesday. Fans voted for Heiji Hattori (also known as Harley Hartwell in English) to star in "Scotland Yard kara no Dasshutsu" (Escape From Scotland Yard).
The attraction's story is set in the newly opened theme park Tōto London City. Attractions like the Tower Bridge Coaster, Buckingham Maze, and British Museum Theater mimic locations in real-world London. Participants in the Real Escape game visit Scotland Yard to take on the main attraction called Mystery Game. When the curtain raises on the game, and explosion goes off inside the park. The sound signals the start of a life-and-death game. The key to deactivating three bombs scattered throughout the park is a pop-up book that the "bomb demon" left behind. To stop the countdown, participants must uncover the truth in the pop-up book.
The other options for the main character were Ai Haibara, The Junior Detective League, Sonoko Suzuki, Masumi Sera, or a criminal. Voting closed on May 10. Heiji also lead in the interim results, followed by Ai and the criminal. The voting for the main character determined the new Real Escape Game's title and story.
The attraction is celebrating both the tenth anniversary of Real Escape Game and the fifth anniversary of its collaboration with Detective Conan. The new Detective Conan-themed attraction will run in 31 cities in Japan. It will debut in Harajuku, Tokyo on June 30 and conclude in Sunport Takamatsu's Takamatsu Symbol Tower in Kagawa Prefecture on November 26. All four of the previous Detective Conan Real Escape games will also run again in locations throughout Japan this year.
The upcoming Real Escape Game is offering family and beginner tickets as well as expert tickets. People who requested tickets during the advance sales period will receive a clear file and another bonus item chosen my fans. Five groups of 10 people who voted for the main character will get the chance to experience the attraction in advance at the end of June.
Fans can also experience a Detective Conan-themed escape room at Universal Studios Japan as part of the Universal Cool Japan 2017 event until June 25. In addition, the event features the Evangelion XR Ride, Godzilla the Real 4D, Attack on Titan the Real 4D 2, and Monster Hunter the Real attractions.
The "Trials of Bahamut" (Final Fantasy IX), "Defenders of the Triforce" (The Legend of Zelda), and "Castle Under Siege" (Attack on Titan) Real Escape Games are currently running at select locations in the United States and Canada.
Source: Comic Natalie