Even though Pepsi managed to completely bollocks up the whole Back to the Future Day thing (more on that to come), I’m not going to hold that against the Japanese branch of the company nor its former mascot, Pepsiman.
What, you’ve never heard of Pepsiman? Then consider the following collection of commercials in which he starred a primer of sorts:
Do note how the Pepsi can at the end of each spot reflects his condition after the preceding events.
Pepsiman was, best as I can tell, fairly popular. He had the aforementioned ad campaign, an action figure, has been semi-canonized in Transformers, and yes, even had his own video game for the original PlayStation:
(Warning: Not Safe For Work)
The Completionist also gives a more thorough take on it here, if you’re interested.
As you can see, it’s basically a 3D endless runner from before endless runners were a thing. With that said, someone named “Lakitouille” believes — and perhaps rightfully so, once you see it — that the game deserves a sequel and uploaded the following trailer to YouTube:
That was, in one word, glorious. This is now my everything. I forget, what was I even angry at Pepsi about? Oh yeah, Back to the Future… Those f–
Er, anyway. Best as I can tell, it’s a mod for the PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and if you’re interested in learning more (at your own risk, mind), click the above video and there are links and such in the description.
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