Japan, a source of enough great culture and entertainment for us so as to be said to be part of our own family, is facing deep troubles after the massive tsunami that has struck their northern shores. Not only are the infrastructure rebuilding costs going to cost in the hundreds of billions, but the Japanese stock market is plummeting as the world pulls their investments out of the country. If you’ve ever had an inkling to help, here’s a chance: Sega and Capcom have reduced the price of two of their best games to $0.99 and 100% of the proceeds are going to Japan.
We got the news from Touch Arcade and Jared Nelson makes a good point: those of you that are young may not have a ton of money to spend on this relief, so ask your parents to get in on this one. It’s remarkable what just a few dollars can do in situations like this. Also, tell your friends about the promotion.
Other Japanese gaming companies are doing what they can, as well. Konami has turned off Metal Gear Online to conserve power for the country. Also, we can see that there are massive donations in the hundreds of millions of yen being made by Japanese companies. Check out that list at Andriasang.com.