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Ghost In The Shell Goes VR Multiplayer In Tokyo

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VR Zone Shinjuku, Namco Bandai’s virtual reality arcade in Tokyo, is getting a four-on-four Ghost in the Shell team-based multiplayer shooter.


Dubbed Ghost in the Shell Arise: Stealth Hounds, the game straps a PC on players’ backs and outfits them with VR markers, VR googles and an arcade gun. Battles go down in a dedicated VR arena with each session lasting about thirty minutes.

The game fee is 2,800 yen ($25), which isn’t cheap, plus the 800 yen ($7) admission ticket.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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So what is keeping the players from walking through the walls in the game?