I’m an enormous fan of sake—so massive, I even wrote a e book on it! And I certain like video video games. However do we actually want sake for avid gamers? Will we? Apparently, sake bottler Hitomaku thinks so.
The Tokyo-based start-up has already launched its debut canned sake merchandise Problem Blue and Have Enjoyable Purple. In response to an official launch, the corporate raised over $21,000 via crowdfunding for its bottle-shaped canned sake launch. The concept was sake bottles had been too massive (they’re not, actually, they’re not) and that there was a need for a canned sake, which already exists. So does cup sake. However hey, now Hitomaku is making geemingu nihonshu (ゲーミング日本酒) or “gaming sake.” It’s referred to as Gaming Rainbow.
What’s fascinating about this launch is that Hitomaku has roped in former Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura and light-novel illustrator Mika Pikazo to do the labels. There’s even a countdown for a label reveal on YouTube, which looks like a bit a lot. However much more fascinating is the proprietor of the brewery that’s making the sake used to work within the recreation trade. Yuji Tsuchida, who heads up the Tsuchida Sake Brewery in Gunman, minimize his enamel at a recreation firm previous to taking up the household enterprise in 2008 because the sixth technology proprietor.
“Personally, as somebody who was beforehand employed at a recreation firm, I’m exceedingly grateful for sake that’s for gaming,” mentioned Tsuchida. “We’re aiming for a taste that makes gaming much more gratifying whenever you drink it.”
As a result of Tsuchida truly has recreation trade expertise and owns a brewery, he may very well be the prefect particular person to craft a sake that truly is designed particularly for ingesting whereas taking part in video video games.
The Tsuchida Sake Brewery, which focuses on kimoto-style sake, is a terrific brewery. To be trustworthy, something they make is simply nice for gaming in case you drink and like sake. Heck, the identical goes for any sake you take pleasure in! But when this product will get extra individuals fascinated with sake, then so be it. Gaming sake, it’s.
If you wish to get into sake, right here’s a good place to begin.