If you’re a Resident Evil fan you’ll know there’s not long to wait until the next instalment in the series. In the run up to launch, there’s plenty of merchandise available with limited edition collectors copies or steel books with various DLC addons available. Naturally the usual hoodies and t-shirts are on offer, but for virtual reality (VR) players looking for that all important immersion there’s something else, a candle that gives off scents of the dilapidated mansion.
Available through merchandise retail Merchoid, this Resident Evil 7 biohazard candle, dubbed the ‘Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle’, has been created to fully immerse the player in the game by giving off the scent of foisty, old timber and blood smells, lasting for approximately 18-20 hours.
Whilst this may sound like a bit of a gimmick, it has been designed with VR in mind and comes as an officially licensed Capcom product. Merchoid’s Community Manager Jessica Adams explains: “The virtual reality experience is incredible, but we want to take you one step further than that. While playing the game, imagine if you could smell everything you could see and hear. The game becomes incredibly immersive as it tricks all your senses into thinking that you’re really there. The 4D candle is 100% officially licensed Resident Evil merchandise; this means Capcom have smelt the candle and found it scary to enough to give their seal of approval. We’d even suggest that using the Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle is the definitive way to experience the game. Be careful though, with an experience this horrifying, the candle might not be the only smell you notice in the room…”
Manufactured in the UK by Rubber Road Ltd, for those that are interested the Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is available to preorder from Merchoid.com now for £14.99GBP/€17,99EUR/$15.99USD, shipping on 20th January.
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