In light of yesterdayâ€™s sad events weâ€™re cancelling our Revelations pool event. Thank you for your understanding.— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) May 23, 2013
Capcom thanks those wanting to attend for their understanding.
When Capcom announced its London zombie blood pool publicity stunt, intended to mark the launch of Resident Evil: Revelations for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U, it was just harmless fun. However in the wake of a bloody terror attack in London Capcom feels, harmless or not, it would be wrong to go ahead with the event.
The afternoon attack involved two men, unidentified at time of writing, assaulting a third man, since identified as a serving soldier and veteran of Afghanistan, with bladed weapons including a machete. The attack took place outside the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich, and after their victim had been hacked down the assailants remained on the scene, posing for photographs, until armed police arrived. They resisted arrest, were shot, and are now in hospital. "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you," said one of the attackers, recorded in video footage. "The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
Investigations are ongoing. British Muslim leaders have condemned the attack. "This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly," says the Muslim Council of Britain. There have already been clashes between police and supporters of the far-right organization the English Defence League on the streets of Woolwich.