Exclusive: “No Hope Left” Is Capcom!

Hello Resident Evil 6!

As promised earlier today, we bring you an on the spot report from the site of one of the mysterious ‘No Hope Left’ graffitis – I have managed to return from Vauxhall, London, without being bitten or infected by zombies.

I had a pretty good idea where to find the sprayed message as I recognised the area from the original picture on www.nohopeleft.com so it only took moments to locate.

After carefully scanning the area for zombies I made a detailed inspection of the graffiti. Sadly there were no copyright notices or little hints that the advert is for Resident Evil 6 but, as the eagle eyed may of spotted, it is an advert.

The ‘torn’ pictures behind the writing are part of the advert and the graffiti is printed rather than sprayed on, something you can only spot if you are standing beside the advert.

Now the thing about billboards is that the company that runs them always has its name prominently displayed and in this case the company is called ‘Primesight’.

A quick Google and I find the phone number for the company and give them a call, innocently asking them if they could tell me what the advert is about, could they perhaps tell me which company placed the advert?

After a lengthy chat I had to send them a picture of the advert via email and whilst waiting for the reply we asked Capcom if they were in anyway linked to the No Hope Left adverts. I’ll give you one guess what they said.

Capcom doesn’t comment on any rumours or speculation.

Well we tried. We did. We asked Capcom. We did, they didn’t know but Primesight are seemingly a lot more helpful as they have just sent me an email.

Panel number is 2375 03 Parry Street. The company advertising on it is CAPCOM.

Kerching!

This is Tuffcub, reporting live from London where a very large cat has just escaped from a very large bag.

46 Comments

  1. Get that man a Deer Hunter.

    Elementary.

  2. Nice work Inspector Cub!

    Seeing some actual journalism being performed is so cool, you probably just bagged yourself a Pulitzer.

    • Or raged comments via Twitter about ‘Shoddy journalism’

      • Perhaps more likely, mores the pity. Actual journalism being performed is an outrage! Better find a press release to barf back to us, you’re making Capcom nervous ;)

  3. Sherlock Holmes would be proud of you :]

  4. Great work buddy! You are truly investigative.

  5. Awesome work TC. You might just be in the money.

  6. Eurogamer have already picked up on your detective work:
    “TheSixthAxis has also managed to track down a NoHopeLeft billboard in London and traced it back to Capcom via the advertising agency listed on the poster.”
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-18-is-capcom-teasing-resident-evil-6
    +1 for the Indie website :-)

  7. LMFAO TC! Great work, you’re sexy and you know it!

  8. Did you take that picture of yourself? Laaaaame. :P

    Or do you take a specialist photographer around with you for every “scoop”??

    • Fuckwit :D Picture was to prove I had been to the advert and wasn’t making this up – hence me, besides the odd new Biohzard sign :)

  9. Lovely stuff, hope RE6 returns to its roots

  10. Very well played :)

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