Product Placement in Video Games

In the video game Like a Dragon 3, characters eat ramen to gain strength.

In the video game Like a Dragon 3, characters eat ramen to gain strength.

Instant noodle manufacturer Ace Cook is promoting its new product through as tie up with the popular Sega video game “Like a Product Placement in Video GamesDragon 3″ (sold in North America as “Yakuza 3″). In the video game, players eat ramen noodles to gain strength before battling opponents.  Ace Cook’s new product is named after a fictitious ramen restaurant that appears in the game. Although the shop does not actually exist, a special section on the Ace Cook website features a map, menu, and reviews.

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