Carlos Ghosn has been the top trending story for more than a week. Since his intriguing escape from Japan while on bail on December 29, his story has been on the front line of most media worldwide. According to Business Insider, his story “could become immortalized.”
People are expecting that a movie will be created about Ghosn’s escape but not what is already about to launch: A video game! And from Japan!
Steam, a video game digital distribution service, states in its website that a game called “Ghone is Gone” is under development to be relapsed on January 23 by Wasabi Sushi Studio.
It’s a stealth game with a 40-minute clear time. The storyline is as follows: The titan of the car industry Loscar Gon, CEO of the cartel of Ruso, Nisson, and Bishibishi, is under a 24/7 heavy surveillance.
The job of the player “Gon” is to try to slip through the gaps and escape the country. The game ends when Gon slips through Sankai International Airport and is on the way to his mother country “Nonleva.” (So, that’s what Lebanon is called in the game with a twist: non-leva, leva-non).
During the game, the character is said to make his way through surveillance by bribing or battling with instrument cases, police officers, prosecutors, and disgruntled former Nisson employees. Hiding in musical instruments makes the character invisible.
The player Gon gets $2.6 billion that can be thrown at the enemy to weaken them. If Gon recaptures the bail he paid, his points will be multiplied by 1.5 times. The game ends when the player runs out of money. Once caught, the character is detained again for the rest of his life.
The site states under that game that “all locations, names, organizations, and occupations represented in this work are fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.” (Coincidental? Sure!)
News of this game has been all over social media in Japan. Many are still speculating that this historical intriguing escape will still be turned into a movie. After all, what movie company will miss such a gold-streaming opportunity?
In Lebanon, while our laws also stipulate unfortunately that a person is guilty until proven innocent, the majority of the Lebanese believe that Carlos Ghosn’s case is nothing more than a battle of the automotive industry’s titans, whereas Ghosn is used as a pawn in their politics.