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Kojima Productions is now promoting anti-war merchandise to help Ukrainian refugees.
After the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the video games trade has been fast to supply its help, with quite a few recreation builders responding to Russia’s navy motion. Ukrainian deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov even known as upon Xbox, PlayStation, and all recreation builders to briefly cease help for Russia and Belarus. Now, Kojima – who has usually featured anti-war messages in his video games – is placing his cash the place his mouth is.
🇺🇦In regards to the particular charity merchandise☮️All proceeds might be donated on to those that have evacuated from Ukraine to Japan. pic.twitter.com/lxpBvtMMee— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) June 21, 2022
Pre-order of the “LUDENS PEACE MARK UNIT” begins in the present day on #KojimaProductions official retailer. https://t.co/XR3bz1kTkT
The brand new “Ludens Peace Mark Unit” is actually a attraction within the form of a peace image with a big, buckled strap, and is on sale proper now over at Kojima’s official web site.
“That is an unique attraction made from duralumin that includes the peace mark-shaped buckle of ‘LUDENS’, the symbolic character of Kojima Productions,” reads the product itemizing. “It comes with a strap gap and a strap so you’ll be able to connect it to your automobile or home keys, luggage, pouches, and many others.”
Kojima Productions confirms that every one proceeds from the sale of this merchandise might be donated on to those that have been evacuated from Ukraine to Japan.
KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS will present help to those that have evacuated from Ukraine to Japan.
Extra particulars might be introduced at a later date.
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) June 20, 2022
The attraction is anticipated to ship in August 2022, with Kojima Productions at the moment taking pre-orders.
Kojima Productions lately introduced a partnership with Xbox, which is permitting Hideo Kojima to make a recreation he has “all the time” needed to make.
“It is a fully new recreation that nobody has ever skilled or seen earlier than,” he revealed. “I’ve waited very lengthy for the day once I might lastly begin to create it.”
Elsewhere, Ukrainian recreation builders proceed to persevere regardless of their life and work being turned the other way up throughout Russia’s invasion of the nation. Stalker 2 Developer GSC Recreation World additionally shared a transferring take a look at their lives and work in Ukraine.
If you wish to assist Ukrainian refugees, try our how-to assist information, that includes quite a few methods you’ll be able to help Ukrainian civilians throughout the ongoing battle.
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