Drink Up This Video Game Booze

By Brian Ashcraft on at

What better way to celebrate sixty years of Sega, forty years of Pac-Man and the Yakuza games than by drinking sake?

This certainly isn’t the first video game branded sake we’ve seen – for example, Kokuryu previously released Final Fantasy sake in 2018.

Hiroshima brewery Miyake Honten, makers of Sempuku brand sake, has brewed anniversary sake for Sega and Namco’s Pac-Man, with the brews bottled in special anniversary bottles.

Image: Famitsu

I’m a big fan of sake – so much so that my follow up to my Japanese whisky book is a book on Japanese sake, which you can pre-order right here!

The “Go Sega” sake is a pure-rice junmai sake, priced at 3,000 yen (£22.50) a bottle. (The “Go Sega” logo is part of the famed game company’s sixtieth-anniversary branding to commemorate the milestone.) As Famitsu reports, the Pac-Man sakes are also junmai sakes, with the yellow Pac-Man bottling being a junmai genshu, meaning it has a higher alcohol by volume because it hasn’t been cut with water before bottling.

Image: Sempuku

Miyake Honten is also making Yakuza branded junmai sake, too! All are part of the brewery’s “Game Legends Sake Series.”