Pizza Hut Powers Your Phantasy Star Weapons (in Japan)

Pizza Hut Powers Your Phantasy Star Weapons (in Japan)

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Your Phantasy Star foes will feel mighty silly once you smack them in the face with a pizza.

Pizza is many things. It's a delicious food that contains representatives from all the major food groups, for one. It's one of the most-commonly craved foods in the USA (right after chocolate), and it's used by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to power up after a long day fighting crime. But did you know that pizza is also a weapon?

That is, it's a weapon in Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinite, as per a cross-promotion with Pizza Hut in Japan. From now until March 28th, if you order a pizza from a Japanese Pizza Hut, your tasty pie will include a certificate for a tasty in-game weapon. This savory spear-class weapon does 50% fire damage, smells delicious when it's equipped by Level 1 characters, and looks hilarious when you're using it to beat your enemy over the head.

You can also purchase two other pizza-themed weapons from an in-game Pizza Hut shop, reports Siliconera - a Camebert Peel halberd and a Chicken Teriyaki spear. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

It's worth noting that this is not the first time the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut has engaged in bizarre nerd-themed cross-promotions. It was the sponsor of Sunrise's 2006 high-school-hijinks-and-mecha-battles-in-an-Alternate-Universe anime Code Geass, in which it was the trademark favorite food of the enigmatic witch, C.C. She carried around a plush doll of the franchise's Japanese mascot Cheese-kun and everything, too. No, I'm being serious.

Man, why can't American Pizza Hut be this entertaining and this nerdy? If they teamed up with Blizzard to put epic-level Pizza Hut trinkets in WoW, they'd make a delicious killing.

(via Destructoid)

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If Pizza Hut teamed up with WoW, that'd probably be enough to get me back in.

Stuffed Crust gives +3 against ice (for some reason)

Kill ten wild boars for the bakers new recipe (also collect all the other ingredients which probably involve killing kobolds). This strange new food item gives you +10 health and +3 fire resistance.

John Funk:
It's worth noting that this is not the first time the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut has engaged in bizarre nerd-themed cross-promotions. It was the sponsor of Sunrise's 2006 high-school-hijinks-and-mecha-battles anime Code Geass, in which it was the trademark favorite food of the enigmatic witch, C.C. She carried around a plush doll of the franchise's Japanese mascot Cheese-kun and everything, too. No, I'm being serious.

So THAT's what that little stuffed toy was! I thought it was just some random doll. I remember it was oddly assuring that even in a world of magic contracts, giant mechs, and a British/American empire, they still had Pizza Hut.
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Screw the digital weapon, after seeing this picture I want a real one.

HankMan:

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I can't find sigma on my keyboard. And is that euro or epsilon?

Okay, now these bastards are just trolling.

+3 secret sauce damage

Does Japan deliver to the US?

John Funk:

It's worth noting that this is not the first time the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut has engaged in bizarre nerd-themed cross-promotions. It was the sponsor of Sunrise's 2006 high-school-hijinks-and-mecha-battles-in-an-Alternate-Universe anime Code Geass, in which it was the trademark favorite food of the enigmatic witch, C.C. She carried around a plush doll of the franchise's Japanese mascot Cheese-kun and everything, too. No, I'm being serious.

Too bad they didn't license pizza hut for the North American release. All you really got was Cheese-kun, as they had to censor all Pizza Hut logos. C'mon, Bandai! I wanted my Code Geass in my Pizza Hut!

My dreams of defeating Dark Force with a pizza, exclusive to Japan. It's truly a sad day, sort of.

Raiyan 1.0:

HankMan:

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I can't find sigma on my keyboard. And is that euro or epsilon?

Okay, now these bastards are just trolling.

Silly mortal, Lord Inglip is a notorious troll:

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OT: Didnt PSU have something similar, like a Pizza-box shield from Pizza Hut?

I dont know anyone that loves a food company so much that they would proudly wear advertisements either on their person or on a game avatar.

La la la *turns on internet* la la la...

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Huh? Inglip summoned? Why do I mysteriously feel inclined to serve this entity?

Kalezian:

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O_o

Hide yo children n' hide yo wives, Lord Inglip is here!

At least the cold, emotionless spams were not so cruel. I miss them...

 

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