Just like Mr Miyagi, You Can Find Inner Peace with Bonsai Thanks to Xbox
Look, I think it is fair to say that in the gaming PR wars, Xbox Australia is the clear winner in the “that’s mental but cool” catagory for promotions and events. First, there was the infamous onesie. Next not, content with giving you PJs they gave you somewhere to sleep too, with an epic gaming sleepover event. Then, assuming you slept there, figured you would want to smell nice. Finally, in their latest promotion, they want you to find inner peace as well. How are they doing that, I hear you ask? Well with Bonsai of course.
Bonsai, according to Wikipedia is ” is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce, in containers, small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full-size trees.” It has been known to promote a sense of peace, harmony and balance in its practitioners and for 80’s kids like me, is well known for being featured in The Karate Kid 2 as Mr Miyagi’s favourite pastime.
So where does the link between Xbox and Bonsai come in? Well with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. To celebrate the game’s release, Xbox Australia is giving away 20 limited edition Bonsai replica’s of the game’s iconic Spirit Tree. Each of these replicas is a decade old and is a real Bonsai tree, grown and manicured to look like Ori’s spiritual home. To win one you need to visit the Xbox ANZ Facebook page. Each Bonsai created will also represent a donation of trees to Greening Australia, a local non-profit working to protect, restore and conserve Australia’s native vegetation.
In a recent PR release, Dan Johnson, Xbox Lead for ANZ said “It is no secret that Xbox fans are passionate about the enchanting universe of Ori, so we wanted to celebrate the launch of Ori and the Will of the Wisps by bringing the Spirit Tree right into Australian living rooms. We hope these Bonsai Trees, reflecting the beauty of the Ori universe, will inspire our fans gameplay experience for many years to come”
So what are you waiting for gardening gamers? Enter now and don’t forget that Ori and the Will of the Wisps is coming on the 11th of March on Xbox and PC and will be included as a part of Gamepass on both platforms.
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