*New York, NY. June 6, 2008 *-- UNIQLO
USA announced today that it would be hosting a rare autograph signing session with the legendary video game creator Mr. Hideo Kojima
on June 12th in its Global Flagship in Soho, lower Manhattan. This special session is to celebrate Konami
's North American Launch of the latest episode in Mr. Kojima renowned tactical espionage action series Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots and to commemorate UNIQLO
's limited edition series of MGS4 collaboration t-shirts.
*About the session-*
Mr. Kojima, together with Ms. Kikuchi who is the game's Raging Raven character, will be at UNIQLO
USA's Global Flagship store at 546 Broadway to sign autographs from 5 to 7pm. The session will be on a first come first serve basis and is expected to accommodate approximately 300 fans. Limited edition Metal Gear Solid®4 collaboration t-shirts will also be on sale at that time.
*About the t-shirts:*UNIQLO
has collaborated with three well-known artists/design groups to develop six t-shirts that embed secret game messages within their design, three of which are available for sale in the US. UNIQLO
worked with LOGAN, a motion graphic production company known for its commercials and music videos, Power Graphixx as well as the Kusano Design Office.
*About Metal Gear Solid 4*
Metal Gear Solid®4 is the final chapter in Mr. Kojima's 20-year saga of Solid Snake as he combats the enemy with stealth. Total sales of the Metal Gear series have surpassed 22 millions units world wide and created a new genre of action games wherein covert action and stealth are the rewarded. The game was created exclusively for the PS3® and takes advantage of its hardware to full HD visuals in 5.1channel surround sound.
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designs, manufactures, markets and sells casual wear that can be worn by anyone, any day. Rather than dictate a look, UNIQLO
provides people everywhere with the pieces they need to create their own style. And style comes from within, which is why the UNIQLO
logo is nearly invisible, tucked away inside the garment.
This concept together with an unwavering focus on quality and value has guided UNIQLO
's actions since the establishment of its first store in 1984 in Hiroshima, Japan. Today UNIQLO
has grown to over 730 UNIQLO
stores worldwide and is household name in Japan.
From t-shirts and sweaters to denim, outerwear and trend items, all of our clothes are made according to exacting Japanese standards for quality and come in an astonishing variety of colors and styles. UNIQLO
is committed to providing customers with true excellence and innovations in casual wear, from the design and functionality to the fit and color choices. As a company, UNIQLO
controls every stage of the creation of its products—from the fabric used to the stringent production control program at the factory and finally to the display at the store. We use the world's best resources to give customers something better every time.UNIQLO
is a brand of FAST RETAILING and among the top ten specialty apparel retailers in the world. Other group companies include Comptoir des Cotonniers in France
is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami
's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, DanceDanceRevolution® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami
can be found on the Web at www.Konami
is anticipating a turnout of gaming and anime related press. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend, please reply to taeko (at) newyork-tokyo (dot) com for more information.