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Queenzenobia

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Queen Zenobia Cruise Lines was a non-canon alternate reality game (ARG) that was made to advertise Resident Evil: Revelations. Its basis is the Queen Zenobia's owners who, in the ARG, is named "Queen Zenobia Cruise Lines".

Background[]

Capcom collaborated with creative director Zack Hirsch to produce viral marketing for Revelations. The project outline was to create fictional marketing for a cruise line which would immerse readers in the game.[1]

The initial phase was setting up the cruise line itself at queen-zenobia.com, matched with an official Facebook page to add to the legitimacy. Fake customer reviews and screenshots of a supposed Wikipedia article were also used, but included amongst them were easter eggs identifying it to fans as a Resident Evil promotion. A phone number was set-up which would put the called on hold to Resident Evil save room music. The cruise line itself was advertised at New York ComicCon, with posters encouraging guests to enter a sweepstakes for a video game-themed cruise promoted by Capcom. Secret codes were hidden on the website, which led readers to hidden videos on YouTube that would tie-in to the events of Resident Evil: Revelations. In the videos, the uploader is showing BSAA hazmat teams cleaning-up the bodies of strange animals washed-up on a beach. One of these codes would lead people to the website bsaa-admin.org.[1]

In-game story[]

Queen Zenobia Cruise Lines is a budget cruise line active in the Mediterranean, founded by Lodovico Boccaccio in 1996. In March 2003, it was announced that owing to recent deaths stemming from poor hygiene, the company was going through an overhaul and would be moving out of Terragrigia.[2]

Hidden content[]

The about page for the official website contains a hidden clue. Highlighting the text, a message is revealed, saying "the password is ghost ship".

The gallery page, which shows pictures of some of the people who had taken the cruise to Trapani, Sicily. The bottom-left picture of a rather-unhappy man, when clicked upon, reveals his face in a zombie-esque manner on the viewing window. Rather than spell out his name, the photograph instead reads "557801BSAA0999".

Codes[]

  • About Us Page hidden code: NAN88744BSAA1011
  • Zombified Tourist: 557801BSAA0999
  • Reviews page Source Code: 009854BSAA7410
  • Sweepstakes Entry page: 584135BSAA7410
  • Press Release: 571891BSAA0001
  • Terragrigia Information video link: 990123BSAA1355
  • Ticket Error: 519043BSAA1786
  • Terragrigia Promo: 121770BSAA9987
  • Agaeon promo: 124555BSAA9980
  • Valentine's Day Promo: 345212BSAA1145

Gallery[]

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Entry on creative director Zack Hirsch's portfolio
  2. Press_Release.pdf. queen-zenobia.com. Archived from the original on 05-01-2012.

External links[]

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