During my research today, there were two equally interesting things I discovered; Firstly, there’s a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable escape room event coming to both Tokyo and Osaka. Secondly, the famed Tokyo Dome City where the event is actually being held used to be called ‘Big Egg City’, which is outright hilarious — more on that later. I’ve been a long-time fan of the JoJo series, so seeing events like this is always such a treat, especially on the 30th anniversary of the series.
Based on the series’ fourth part, ‘Diamond is Unbreakable, the escape game pits players in a scenario where they must defeat antagonist Kira Yoshikage. In fighting through the relentless attacks of his stands Sheer Heart Attack and Killer Queen, only then will players true “stand” unlock. It’s a game filled with mystery and excitement that I can only hope lives up to the level of excitement I have for it.
If you’re not familiar with escape the room, it’s a genre of games popularized by this neat little browser game called ‘Crimson Room’ that released in 2004. The mechanics are simple; players get tasked with finding various items, as well as clues, to eventually escape from a mysterious room they find themselves trapped in. The genre became so widely popularized online that it eventually found it’s way into real-life scenarios. Ten years later and the stakes are increased, as we’re pitted in a fight for our life in the adventure to take down Kira Yoshikage.
Details on the upcoming event can be found below:
Duration: July 15, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Times: 15:00 – 22:00 (Tickets will be accepted until 2 hours before closing)
Location: Tokyo Dome City, Tokyo
Price: ~4,600 yen (Full access to attractions at Tokyo Dome City)
Ticket Pre-Purchase: May 27, 2017
Duration: July 21, 2017 – September 18, 2017
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (Tickets will be accepted until 2 hours before closing)
Location: Hirakata Park, Osaka
Price: ~4,900 yen (Full access to attractions at Tokyo Dome City)
Ticket Pre-Purchase: N/A
The official website touts that the game has become a global phenomenon, and they’re often met with a large amount of foreign players. So while this escape the room likely won’t be available in English, I’m sure any hardcore JoJo fan can work their way around that. If you’re interested in checking it out while in Tokyo or Osaka, you can pick up tickets via the official website, here.