The Japanese PlayStation Twitter account announced that Kenshi Yonezu will appear in an upcoming commercial for PlayStation. Reissue Records, which is the official Twitter account for Kenshi Yonezu, also announced this news. In addition, Reissue Records mentioned that Yonezu’s new song is in development. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
In PlayStation’s tweet regarding the collaboration, the PlayStation shapes transform into Kenshi Yonezu’s name. The so-called ‘PlayStation shapes’ are the triangle, circle, square, and cross buttons on the PlayStation controller.
— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) January 22, 2022
!! NEWS !!
1月23日に、起動してください。#米津玄師 #PlayStation pic.twitter.com/HU3BSnM5FC
— REISSUE RECORDS (@reissuerecords) January 22, 2022
“1, 2, 3 is PlayStation’s password. Please activate on January 23,” both PlayStation and Reissue Records say on their announcement tweets. While little detail is given from both accounts, this could mean that the new commercial will debut on January 23, 2022. Both Reissue Records and PlayStation will post more information on social media in the near future.
Kenshi Yonezu is a musician who started as a Vocaloid producer under the name “Hachi.” He performed “Peace Sign,” which is the opening for the second season of My Hero Academia. As well, his song “Lemon” won multiple awards in 2018. Yonezu himself is a fan of video games. In December 2021, he was one of the many creators who posted a congratulatory message for Ico‘s 20th anniversary.
Kenshi Yonezu will appear in an upcoming Japanese PlayStation commercial, with more details coming out on January 23, 2022.