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Scrap Entertainment Opening Pacific Rim Escape Room

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Scrap Entertainment has announced that it’s teaming up with Legendary Pictures to create an escape room based on the movie studio’s Pacific Rim sci-fi film series.

Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Defenders will be exclusive to Scrap’s San Francisco location and is set to open on March 23. The escape room runs for the traditional hour length and can accommodate up to 10 players, costing $34 on weekdays and $36 for weekend slots. Having knowledge of the Pacific Rim series will take the adventure to another level, but it won’t necessary to enjoy the experience or solve its puzzles.

The escape room’s story puts players in the world of the film series, where mecha battle mountainous monsters. Puzzlers will take command from inside Shatterdome’s mission control center, trying to stop the creatures from destroying the world.

Scrap does create original properties for its escape rooms and products, but has leveraged franchises from other media like Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Super, Final Fantasy XIV, and Zelda to help draw attention to itself. It’s wise in doing so as the amount of escape rooms, not only throughout San Francisco, but the U.S., continue to expand at break-neck speed, forcing companies to find ways to stand out and differentiate themselves to consumers.

The launch of Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Defenders, coincides with the March 23 theatrical release date of Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to 2013’s original Pacific Rim.

Pacific Rim is based on the story developed by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro, that takes place in the future when gigantic Kaiju monsters are ravaging Earth. To defend itself, humanity has created equally sized robots to battle the creatures that have been found to be coming from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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