If you're going to open a skin care clinic, you probably want a logo that makes customers think about beauty, youth, rejuvenation and the like. Well one such clinic has decided to pull their logo from a video game, and it basically promotes the exact opposite of that. Get ready for a real life version of Resident Evil.
This is, in fact, not a joke. I know it looks like it absolutely has to be a joke, what with a skin care clinic using the logo of a similar (hopefully fictional) pharmaceutical company that led to the zombie apocalypse in the Resident Evil video game series, but this is apparently 100 percent legit.
The folks over at Geek Culture (via Kotaku) recently stumbled upon the Medcare Skin Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company provides services like laser treatments, skin treatments, rejuvenation treatments and the like, but all of that goes right out the window when you've got a massive Umbrella Corp logo hovering in the background.
In the Resident Evil video games, the Umbrella Corporation is one of those dastardly organizations that pretends to be working on skin care products, new medicines, and the like while, in reality, they concoct viral weapons to be sold to the highest bidder. When one of their experiments goes horribly, horribly wrong, it kicked off the chain of events that led to the Resident Evil series of video games. It turns out that reanimating dead cells is a good way to make honest-to-goodness zombies, which players have been blasting with shotguns in the virtual world for around 20 years now.
The wild part is that, according to Medcare Skin Centre's Facebook page, they were surprised to learn about the similarities between their logo and the one from Umbrella Corp in the Resident Evil games. That's got us wondering about two things. First, now that they know, will they alter their logo or ride this wave of free, though definitely a little unsettling, publicity? Second, who did they hire to design their logo? Because even if the Medcare folks were taken by surprise with all of this living dead nonsense, we have to believe the designer was well aware of what they were doing.
Finally, just to show off how street-rat-insane all of this is, take what you know now about Medcare -- a very real establishment -- and try to watch this trailer for Resident Evil: Apocalypse without fearing that maybe, just maybe, something sinister is afoot.
All I'm saying is, we should consider ourselves warned. Sure, it stands to reason that this is just a simple, albeit somewhat insane, coincidence. But if a year passes and we find ourselves basically living out the latest episode of The Walking Dead, we've only got ourselves to blame. If any of our readers want to make sure nobody with the last name "Wesker" is working at Medcare, we'd greatly appreciate it.
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