Posted on October 19, 2011 AT 02:14pm
THE BUZZ: Japan has long been the land of strange commercials featuring Hollywood celebrities that would never do those same ads in America.
The latest such commercial is one directly relating to video games—and it’s a heck of an idea!
For the Japan-focused TV ads for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Sony brought in somebody who provided more than a little inspiration for the character of Nathan Drake: Harrison Ford. As in, the man who was not only Han Solo and Rick Deckard, but also legendary treasure hunter and adventurer Indiana Jones.
EGM’s TAKE: Though I’m a little skeptical that Mr. Ford was actually playing Uncharted 3 in these commercials, I really don’t care—they’re still absolutely awesome and a fantastic move by Sony Japan.
Meanwhile, we here in the States get Drake running around carrying take-out from Subway. Score another point for Japan.
Who do you think would make the best game + celebrity pairing for a TV commercial?
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