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Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Sep 21, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Later today, in a coordinated intercontinental maneuver worthy of NATO, both SCEE Blog’s Jem Alexander and myself will swoop into Japan for this week’s Tokyo Game Show.

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While we’d love to take you all with us to TGS, we can only do so in spirit. So please, send us packing with some great questions to ask the developers we’ll be meeting in Japan.

Developers of which games? Ah, I’m glad you asked. Here’s a (somewhat complete) list of games whose developers we’ll be meeting with:

  • PixelJunk Shooter
  • PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
  • White Knight Chronicles
  • Gran Turismo 5/ GT PSP
  • Heavy Rain
  • Valkyria Chronicles II
  • Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
  • Quantum
  • Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll

There’ll probably be more (fingers crossed for 3D Dot Game Heroes), but this is a good start.
Ah, and some clarification of what we mean by “great questions”; the ones we’ll pick are the ones that everyone else *won’t* be asking (you know, dates, inclusion of trophies… the easy stuff that will get announced anyway). Make us look intelligent! Or at least reasonably so.

OK, fire away in the comments!

See you (virtually) from the show floor,
Jeff & Jem

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+ chriscowboyd on September 21st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

To the developers of Quantum:

1. Since this is geared towards a western audience, will there be blood in it?
2. Will there be an online multiplayer and online cooperative component to it?
3. Will the game have custom soundtrax?
4. Will there be moveable and plantable shields?
5. Will there be a cover mechanic that allows the player to easily switch from one cover position to another?
6. Will there be blindfire?
7. What kind of verticality is there?
8. Will there be any vehicles?
9. Are there multiple melee attacks?
10. Will there be ways to use the environment against an opponent, such as levers that activate barriers or objects that can be shot so they drop on opponents?


102

+ WORLD-DOMINATION on September 21st, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

Questions for Polyphony Digital

1. Gran Turismo 3,4 and even the GT5 GamesCom Demo have been criticized for the unrealistic engine sounds and rather dumb AI (e.g. if you stop in the middle of the track, the opponents would crash straight into you not brake), what have they done to tackle the problems?

2. Will they still use the original GT soundtrakcs (e.g. Freedom to Win) in GT5?

3. Any dynamic weather effects?


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+ AmericanNinja1 on September 21st, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

I got a question about Metal Gear Peace Walker.

Will it support gameshareing? or will 3 of my friends need the game for them to play local co-op with me?


104

+ Enigma777 on September 21st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

So I take it that Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll is officially confirmed for a US release now?


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+ Wollan on September 21st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

Questions:

Will ‘Wizardry: Dungeon of Imprisoned Souls’ be released in Europe? (A new RPG recently announced for the PS Store in Japan this winter The franchise is decades old and well regarded) Acquire is the publisher.

PS3 Motion controller: Any plans for a new XMB app that includes drawing and painting? Maybe even online cooperative drawing within the video chat (you will need a PS Eye after all to use the motion controller). (If final controller is NOT revealed:) Will it have an analog stick?

Where is Siren 2? (If revealed:) Will it use PS3 motion controller for flash light?

Firmware: Any plans to let us use unlocked Trophy art as avatars? Any plans to incorporate a twitter app? (Uncharted 2 is already taking use of it’s functionality)

Heavy rain: Any plans to incorporate support for the PS3 motion controller?


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+ chriscowboyd on September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 am said:

To the developers Quantum:

11. Will there be any HOME integration, especially game launching into online multiplayer sessions?


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+ BlooodyCow on September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 am said:

WKC
1)The game is coming out in Spring, do you have a specific release date as yet for the United State and will there be a collector edition?
2)WKC2 was announce a few months back, will that game be having an international release when it is release or will the United States have to wait a few months/years?

Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll
1) Will we need to play the original Zill O’ll to understand the story behind this one since this take place before the original?

2) This game is an action RPG, will there be co-op? From what I read of this game, it seems perfect for two or three player co-op.


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+ LUGIEZ on September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 am said:

Will Heavy Rain have actual rain to experience as part of the game? If so, will it turn into hail also, heavily? Thanks!! jk but that game looks cool, i hope they keep true to their ideas, this game looks amazing.


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+ chriscowboyd on September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 am said:

To the developers of GT5 on the ps3:

1. Will the damage modeling be substantial, cosmetic, or both depending on difficulty selection?
2. Will there be custom soundtrax?
3. Will there be weather such as rain or snow?
4. Will there be daytime/nighttime cycles?
5. Will there be any customization of automobiles?
6. Will there be HOME integration including game launching into online multiplayer sessions?


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+ carlosm71 on September 21st, 2009 at 8:59 am said:

Jeff, these aren’t questions about the list you made, but I would still like information about these things.

1. Like many people have said in the forums and previous blog posts, I would really like to see a blu-ray collection of Ico+Shadow of the Colossus before the release of The Last Guardian (or even better to have it included in a Collector’s Edition of the game). I unfortunately missed the opportunity to play Ico and want to play it first before Shadow of the Colossus or The Last Guardian and it’s too expensive to buy it now.

2. Please ask Kojima if there’s going to be a Zone of the Enders 3, I’m a big fan of the series and would love to see how amazing the series would turn out on the Playstation 3. Also, please bring trophies to MGS4.

3. Please ask Square Enix to make a Playstation 3 Parasite Eve sequel, not a remake or a side story like the upcoming PSP version, but a true Parasite Eve 3.

(continued next post)


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+ carlosm71 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

(cont.)
4. Ask Capcom if the new Disney buy-out of Marvel completely destroys any possibility of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for the Playstation 3, I’ve been waiting years for the third one and it would suck if it never really gets made. Oh, and if it is in the works, please keep it as 2D and not the Street Fighter 4 engine, lets at least keep the memory of arcades alive.

5. Tell Sega to bring trophies to Valkyria Chronicles and Sony to bring trophies to Folklore so that more people get exposure to these two great games.

Thank you in advance if you do get answers to any/all of there Jeff. -Carlos

P.S. For comment #60: Just so you know, it might just be your system that has issues with Indigo Prophecy, because I just finished it last week on my 80gig MGS4 BC system, great game to anyone who hasn’t played it and only makes me want Heavy Rain more.


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+ chriscowboyd on September 21st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

To the developers of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker:

1. Will there be an infrastructure mode for online?
2. When will the ad hoc party arrive in the U.S.?
3. When will MGS4 get trophies?
4. When will MGS4 get custom soundtrax?
5. When will we get any more info, especially trailers, for Metal Gear Solid Rising?


113

+ nico2409 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

Release date for GT5?


114

+ Rakotto on September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

A question meant into the direction of Polyphony Digital.

Will you ever start a new franchise/simulation game? An airplane simulation game perhaps?

A question to the Metal gear Solid peacewalker team since they work at Konami games.

Any news that you know about a new Suikoden game, Suikoden 6 for the PS3 for example? Well, that at least if it is not a secret. =)

Kind regards, Medsha!


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+ kentfallskiller on September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

ask for ANY details on mgs:r all i see lately in mags/on the internet is details on peace walker… i wanna know what rising has up its sleeve so far.


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+ BlooodyCow on September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

WKC
1) Will there be an WKC avatars?
2) Will there be WKC bonus for HOME if you beat the game or get all the trophies? I want a “Black” Knight armor in HOME :)


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+ soulzonik on September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

At Gamescom (if I’m not mistaken), MGS: Peace Walker had a trailer with 9 minutes and it will be continued on TGS.

The game is very focused on co-op. Will be any love to the single player mode?


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+ prinny007 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

I want more trailers for Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll and more details please.

Is Quantum going to focus on the story because from what we’ve seen it’s offering something new.

Is there going to be any demo for GT 5,and if there is can you tell us when.

thanks


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+ carlosm71 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:03 am said:

4. Ask Capcom if the new Disney buy-out of Marvel completely destroys any possibility of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for the Playstation 3, I’ve been waiting years for the third one and it would suck if it never really gets made. Oh, and if it is in the works, please keep it as 2D and not the Street Fighter 4 engine, lets at least keep the memory of arcades alive.

5. Tell Sega to bring trophies to Valkyria Chronicles and Sony to bring trophies to Folklore so that more people get exposure to these two great games.

Thank you in advance if you do get answers to any/all of there Jeff. -Carlos

P.S. For comment #60: Just so you know, it might just be your system that has issues with Indigo Prophecy, because I just finished it last week on my 80gig MGS4 BC system, great game to anyone who hasn’t played it and only makes me want Heavy Rain more.


120

+ MastrGT on September 21st, 2009 at 9:03 am said:

Please, try to find out as much as possible about Gran Turismo 5′s DLC.

How much will be made available and how often?

What scheme will be used to release it and what will the costs be?

How will off-line-only people be able to purchase DLC?

and

Because it is so late already in the PS3′s lifecycle and it takes so long to release full versions of GT now, will GT5 be the only PS3 release for this console generation? In other words, will GT5 be continuously improved and enlarged until the PS4 is made available for GT6 & its Prologue?

=======

Kazunori has said that PD wants to improve the “community” aspects with GT5. What integration will there be between Home and GT5?


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+ carlosm71 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

@ my comment #116:
Sorry for the double post, but it didn’t want to show up for a few minutes.

One last thing, I think it was comment #70 that mentioned it, but I would also like a better internet browser for the PS3, mine crashes just on the PS blog/forum and joystiq. How about Mozilla?


122

+ Cerberus_Hunter on September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

GT5 release date.

And make sure all the new trailers make it to the US PSN store.

That’s it. thanks


123

+ Monet_09 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:08 am said:

Question for Quantic Dream:

1. At what stage of development is Heavy
rain at the moment?
2. Can we expect any making-of and
behind the scenes videos in the game?
(hopefully yes :)…)

Don’t know if David Cage had already answered #2 in previous interviews but what the hey…Anyway thanks!


124

+ NuclearViper6606 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

i have a question for gran turismo 5 development team will there be private matches to play with friends and will there be lambos cause i love driving the reventon in nfs shift


125

+ Cpt-GargameL on September 21st, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker:

Will there be alternative character costumes to choose from when you complete the game like in previous MGS titles?

Gran Turismo:

Can I use my PSP/Go as a rear view mirror while I play Gran Turismo on my TV?

Heavy Rain:

Did you cry at all during play through?

I wish the PSP had trophy support for games.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on September 21st, 2009 at 9:11 am said:

Question to Polyphony:

How will you guys handle the DLC of GT 5? Will it be just cars and tracks or shall we see some major game play additions or technical improvements, etc?


127

+ airic82 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

Here’s a big question that no one seems to be actually asking Square-Enix: When will the next major console release of Kingdom Hearts be? Will it be after Birth By Sleep or do you have something else in mind first?


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+ Cagalli on September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

No Square-Enix? Kind of odd considering they’ll have PS3′s biggest game playable at the show this year.

Anyway, you should ask them when we’ll see more on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito XIII.

I’d also like to know if SCEA is planning to do a similar hardware bundle that SCEJ is doing.


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+ Darth-Krayt on September 21st, 2009 at 9:16 am said:

GT5
I’m a huge fan of NASCAR, and consider it to be the most under-rated form of auto racing in the world, and thank the PD Team for adding NASCAR to the foremost racing sim. I’d like to know how deep the driver/car roster is going to be, and more importantly how many of the NASCAR tracks will be in the game? (p.s. I want all the short tracks, both road courses, Pocono and Indy)

Quantum Theory
1. What is the official name of this game going to be. It was QT, then at E3, you say it’s just Quantum, then after E3, I heard it’s back to Quantum Theory. Which is it? (ps I prefer QT)

2. I’m interested in the online aspects. Will the online maps feature the dynamic levels featured in the campaign? What kind of competetive modes can we expect? And will there be online co-op through the campaign?


130

+ Mr_M1m3 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 am said:

For Polyphony:

GT5:

1. Will there be some kind of NASCAR or WRC Season mode just like irl, or will those events just be included in the general GT Mode?

2. Connectivity between PSP and PS3 for GT5? any possibilities asside of the garage transfering from GT PSP to GT5?

3. Do you plan to release som sort of DLC for GT PSP, to add some features, after the launch? (i know PD has said there wouldn’t be DLC, but . .)

4. Do you plan on releasing a sequel to GT PSP?

5. Dinamic weather? day/night cycles for GT5? (although i believe info like this will be mentioned when talking about the game in the conference)

Also, Trophy system for PSP =P


131

+ Destiny89 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 am said:

Will tales of vesperia make it to NA ps3 owners?


132

+ batman_darknight on September 21st, 2009 at 9:18 am said:

Concerning MGS: PW

So Hideo, I thought MGS4 was your last mgs game? xD. is this truly your “last” one?


133

+ MarinoBrea on September 21st, 2009 at 9:18 am said:

Please find out anything about THE LAST GUARDIAN!

Questions:

1) In WHITE KNIGHT CHRONICLES, Does XP, items and/or Gold carry over from the online quests to the single-player game and viceversa?

2) In VALKYRIA CHRONICLES 2, will there be air or sea combat?

3) GRAN TURISMO 5, I just pretty much want to know WHEN, but also: Will there be ANY chance to get other car makers via DLC in the future (PORSCHE)?

4) In HEAVY RAIN, Is is possible to include a “Replay Theather” where you can WATCH every scene of the game just like you played them, changing camera angles, pausing, FWD, REW, etc? That’d be REALLY cool.

5) METAL GEAR SOLID PW (Hideo you’re my Hero!) Ask him if we’ll be able to play as another character other than Snake AKA BIG BOSS.

6) QUANTUM : Can you discover hidden stuff in the stages? Are there alternate paths you can take to finish the game? Can you do any “exploring” or backtracking to areas you finished and discover new things? Please tell us what’s UNIQUE of this game that we haven’t seen before?


134

+ Kxpuc on September 21st, 2009 at 9:19 am said:

1. Who do i give my money to for a translated verison of 3D Dot Game Hero
2. Is it possible to pre-order a downloadable game ^_^
3. If the developer could re-make a old game (of theirs from the early start of the company or if the company is new what obscure game from their pass would they like to re-make) for the PS3 what would it be?


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+ MarinoBrea on September 21st, 2009 at 9:19 am said:

TO ALL JAPANESE DEVELOPERS: Japanese gaming this generation has been dominated pretty much by “casual gaming” and portable games, and many japanese developers have been kind of slow to jump into the PlayStation system as they had in previous generations. Great hits have been few and far between. Some franchises were “captured” by “the competition” and used by Japanese developers as trampoline to reach the western audience, but those attempts didn’t entice the mass of Japanese gamers towards “HD gaming”.

As the development of great games for the PS3 seems to be picking up in Japan, and game developers are truly exploiting the potential of its technology, DO YOU THINK JAPAN CAN RECLAIM MUCH OF THE TERRITORY THEY’VE LOST TO WESTERN DEVELOPERS IN THE INDUSTRY? And DO YOU THINK A TURN OF THE TIDE IS POSSIBLE IN JAPAN WHERE GAMERS COULD ONCE AGAIN BE CAPTIVATED BY “HARDCORE” GAMES? OR DO YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS “LOST” TO CASUAL AND PORTABLES IN JAPAN THIS GEN?

Thanks Jeff!


136

+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:20 am said:

I would love to know a bit more about Goichi Suda’s current PS3 project Kurayami!
(if possible!)


137

+ jarhead906 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:25 am said:

What is [game developer] doing to incorporate additional features into [corresponding game] such as In-Game Music or YouTube uploading?


138

+ Vandaliser on September 21st, 2009 at 9:29 am said:

HELLO JEFF

my questions are these

for gran turismo

what suprises can we expect from gran turismo? is everything known about this game or does polyphony digital still has a few cards up it’s sleeve

for white knight chronicles

how different is the western game from the japanese one?

for peace walker

how does it feel for kojima and co to work from a metal gear solid 4 title to say a psp game?


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+ laZardo on September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

Kazunori Yamauchi hinted at possible “crosstalk” features between Gran Turismo PSP and Gran Turismo 5, particularly the ability to export unlocked cars from the PSP version to the GT5 version.

Can we get more details on that?


140

+ TrueFFVIIFan on September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

Will WE EVER see a light day between the connectivity for Valkyria Chronicles game(s)on PS3 and PSP? Like what Ubisoft did with Assassin’s Creed II for PS3 and PSP?


141

+ ColonCatastrophe on September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

I am sure there will be loads of info on Final Fantasy XIII, but I really want to know that Nomura is still working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and that it hasn’t just disappeared forever…


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+ Cpt-GargameL on September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

Will Capcom be there? If so, I got a few questions for them:

Will there ever be a next gen Onimusha game?! I loved the Onimusha series and the replay value for all of them is 10/10 for me.

Will be there ever be a Onimusha for the PSP?

Will you ever remake Onimusha for the PS3 kinda like God Of War 1-2 are being remastered in 720P for the PS3?

I want Onimusha!

A Marvel VS Capcom 3 would be nice ;) There are still lots of Marvel characters to explore, so, will there ever be a MVC 3?


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+ saik on September 21st, 2009 at 9:31 am said:

Will Kanye West be at TGS to interrupt Kazunori Yamauchi before he gets a chance to give us a release date on GT5?

:)

Serious question, will there be a GT5 PS3 bundle for the U.S.?


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+ Senju_Karim on September 21st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

WKC

1. What were the main inspirations for the title?
2. With more than a year between the Japanese and English versions, how do you plan to maintain interest in the title and would there be any additions/ incentives for a western gamer to pick up this title.

Metal Gear Solid:PW

1. Any details in the online i.e. ad-hoc, infrastructure. Also if the main story is playable via co-op or if the co-op would have a stand alone story.

2. Are there any plans to have MGS:PW tie in with MGSR?

3. With MGS4 being loosely tied to the conflict of the middle east, for PW what (if any) were the inspirations behind some of the plot points.

4. Are there any plans to support MGSPW with DLC?

(Thanks for answering my question before about SE coming on the blog Jeff, guess they did not make it :()


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+ Cpt-GargameL on September 21st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

@140:

Lmfao!

Will there be a God Of War 3 Bundle?

Will there be a PSP Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker bundle?

Will there be a Assassins Creed: Bloodlines PSP bundle?

When will Hideo Kojima actually stop making MGS games after he has said himself numerous times that “this is my final Metal Gear Solid game”? lol (please don’t stop making MGS games) if you do pass it on to your second in command. :)


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+ Kane22_ on September 21st, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

Hey Jeff y is taking so long for pixeljunk shooter to come out & what happened to WKC we’ve been waiting for that game to hit NA along time ago & what makes matter weird there’s a part 2 already announced heck i’m still waiting on part 1.


147

+ Cobra1 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

May we have a release date for Gran Turismo 5 please? Also, will we have the ability to set our own parameters for races and conduct voice chat over the PlayStation Network with this title?

Thanks so much Jeff!


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+ SavageKoala_uk on September 21st, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

Why is everybody asking questions about Gran Turismo 5? It’s already out in the UK! It’s been out for ages.

Please Sony, release an update to allow PSX and PS2 games to be played on the PS3 40gb and 80gb models as only the 60gb model can play them which is no longer available on the market.

Facebook app sounds like a good idea as facebook.com isn’t compatible with the PS3′s web capabilities. Also the BBC iPlayer app now just needs PlayLive capabilities.

Also, GTA4 needs the new addon like the XBox 360 has. Rockstar should support all their platforms equally and not just for XBox 360 – us PS3 owners pay good money for a good game so we expect decent updates!


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+ WINNERS_CIRCLE24 on September 21st, 2009 at 9:50 am said:

how many tracks will the NASCAR series have in GT5? Will any be courses that they are running on now or other’s like La Guna Seca?


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+ TERWALLACE on September 21st, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

Some questions about Quantum:

The game looks amazing, but from the trailer it’s hard to get an idea of just how many characters, and alongside that how many play modes, will be included. I’m interested in this from a story aspect as well. If we break down the trailer, we see about three distinct groups of protagonists, and it almost looks like they’re following completely different story arcs. Does that mean different campaigns or factions?

Basically, any and all questions about the story would keep me happy. I have a theory that a lot of gameplay aspects will be covered as they explain it. Have fun in Tokyo!


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