J-Pop Summit Presents Real Escape Game x Evangelion In August

New People is co-presenting, along with creative company SCRAP, a brand new installment of “Real Escape Game,”  for the upcoming 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival, an all-day, weekend-long event taking place in San Francisco’s Japantown (presented in association with the Japantown Merchant Association) on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. Multiple daily game sessions will be offered during the J-Pop Summit Festival on both Saturday and Sunday.

“The Real Escape Game,” is an inventive puzzle solving interactive game event, originally created in Japan, which requires players to cooperate and use their intuition and detective skills to solve multiple mysteries within a limited time.

For the J-Pop Summit Festival, a very special version of the game – “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel” – will be presented by New People, Real Escape Game creative company, SCRAP, along with Nippon Television and Evangelion licensor Ground Works. The game will begin inside the New People venue’s cinema and then move outdoors with participants seeking out clues, puzzles and hints that will be hidden throughout Japantown.

More than 10,000 people played the “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel” when it debuted in Japan last year.

Game Times For “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel ”
Saturday, August 25th:

11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM

Sunday, August 26th:

11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM

Early bird tickets are now available for $20 if purchased 30 days before event; Advance tickets are $25 if purchased 6 hours before event; Tickets at the door (subject to availability) are $30. Each game session lasts about 90 minutes. Advance tickets and complete game details are available at: http://regxeva.eventbrite.com.

**Note: The Game puzzles require no special skills or knowledge to solve; all puzzles can be solved with use of intuitive logic and deductive reasoning. All aspects of The Game will be conducted in English.

The game is built around the theme of a secret NERV outpost that 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 NERV agent, you must now figure out how to escape from this mysterious place, if you can!

Information about the Festival is available at J-Pop.com and features regular updates. Additional official news alerts over the coming weeks will detail specific events, attractions, event partners and sponsors as well as Guest of Honor appearances. Additional information about Real Escape Game is available at RealEscapeGame.com.

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