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The war between the NSF and JINRAI forces is far from over...

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In NEOTOKYO°, a futuristic Japan has fallen on hard times:

NEOTOKYOHQ.COM wrote: NEOTOKYO° takes place about 30-40 years from now in a Japan that has drifted into social/political strife due to the inevitable stresses that come from changing times. The Japanese government is grappling with intensified external (Asia geopolitics) and internal (economic/social) problems, and there is mounting pressure from within Japan to return to the days when it exerted influence through military power and strength. A failed legislative push to alter the Japanese Constitution (allowing the Japanese military to engage in offensive actions outside of the country) leads to an attempted military coup by members of Japan's armed forces (GSDF). The coup fails, but was very close to succeeding. In an effort to suppress further coup attempts, Japan's Prime Minister forms a branch inside the Interior Ministry's National Security Forces (NSF) called GROUP SIX. They answer directly to the Prime Minister and are sworn to protect the Japanese Constitution at all costs. They immediately begin to hear rumours of a rogue element of the GSDF Special Forces (JINRAI) maneuvering for a second coup attempt. These JINRAI are Special Operations Group 43 (SOG43), fierce nationalist loyal to their love of country, and a desire to put Japan back into a position of strength and power.
This begins the war in the shadows between the NSF and JINRAI.


The so-called "Shadow War" begins, but how does either side intend to win it? As with any war, information is vital. And in an age of cybernetic fueled warfare, technology is king. In NEOTOKYO°, you'll have the choice to play as either the NSF or JINRAI forces and secure sensitive information vital to your efforts in a game mode called "Capture the Ghost". Ghosts are, or were, civilian-class AI androids to which operatives have transferred vital information. Sometimes ghosts don't make it back and that is when military components are sent out to retrieve the ghost with valuable intel sealed within. NSF wants the fail-safe shutdown codes for the JINRAI's stolen arsenal, while JINRAI forces need to secure the location of NSF headquarters. Capturing the ghost that will yield this information for either side will turn the tide in their favor.

So what tools does each side have at its disposal? Well, each side has 3 soldier classes, each trading off performance in speed, stealth and armor. In addition to this, each class has access to exclusive weapon variants and vision modes: Recons get nightvision, Assaults have motion vision and Support class uses thermal vision. To illustrate how effective the vision modes are in battle, the NEOTOKYO° team has put together some media:

NEOTOKYO° vision modes NEOTOKYO° vision modes NEOTOKYO° vision modes


In the end, how well you can use these vision modes and take advantage of their weaknesses will be the deciding factor in your success on the battlefield.

Up next, we'll talk with the man behind the soul of NEOTOKYO° - its soundtrack.

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Rukus_
Rukus_

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Nice presentation, I like it. I can feel the impending release.

First, by the way

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Lithium-Powered
Lithium-Powered

yep saying first is usually a bad idea

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear

Second!?

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wazanator
wazanator

Looks great can't wait :)

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RocketSurgery
RocketSurgery

very nice

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Dman757
Dman757

Very nice. Can't wait for the next update love the soundtrack!

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bhyssk123
bhyssk123

good look

i want realase

can't wait ㅜㅜ

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Midnitte
Midnitte

I WANT THIS MOD NOW!

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Dna|tmrocks
Dna|tmrocks

OMG I WANT NOW!!!

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Glasseater
Glasseater

i for one think the ending to the video was BAD! >:(

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stenchy Author
stenchy

I don't know how you didn't see him :P

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binkbankbonk
binkbankbonk

im guessing you were the test dummy that time around glasseater?

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ModDBUnknowUser
ModDBUnknowUser

oh my god looks so freaking awesome
can't wait man
btw nice job

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Squeebo
Squeebo

That looks so freakin' sweet.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Amazing...

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happycheeze
happycheeze

I am impressed with how good this mod looks. Keep up the awesome work guys!

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freredarme
freredarme

Look good !

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Khalus
Khalus

*dies again*

XD

JINRAI ALL THE WAY :)

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shisnopi
shisnopi

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There's a good chance Vavle will pick these guys up if there's a strong fan base.

I've been sold since I playtested. Can't wait!

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wizard_
wizard_

Who are you o.o?

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Really now?

http://forum.neotokyohq.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=222&start=0

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FriedchikenCamo
FriedchikenCamo

shisnopi, I don't suppose your empty forum account and your lack of testing registration shows how dedicated you are as a impostor playtester?

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Spector
Spector

Nice vision modes, I especially like the implementation of the motion view.

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud

Awesome! :D

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PhyOS
PhyOS

Looks really nice, but I think it's not good to create so much expectation, or we'll end deceived.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

I know what you mean, but I'd like to think In-Game informative content is less hype and more "this is what what to expect".

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Leicheh
Leicheh

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i smell a commercial game D:

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qeloqoo
qeloqoo

Go, have a doctor check your nose...

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Incognito84
Incognito84

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

lookin awesome, keep it up!!

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

(you called my name... xD)

yepp! i think because of these visionmodes, there's a big strategic potential in neotokyo... looking forward to carmouflage and infiltrate :)

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Bon.
Bon.

I'm actually giddy, from the content shown this mod just looks unreal. Great work and effort from the dev team.

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

tryed to edit my last posting, but i was to late.. -.-
what i wanted to say is, guys... seriously, I LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK...
most of all annul, tin soldiers, imbrium, automata, paperhouse, scra... OMG I LOVE THEM ALL! first time in history, that a mod (!!!) ost is so f***** awesome!!! great work, worth every penny!

i buyed it a week ago via amazon.de (;)) and it's still in the cdplayer, so i cant wait for the upcoming interview! thank you guys!

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing

How will you activate the vision modes? Will they be the Function buttons?
I find it very annoying to take my hands off WASD, and have to look at the keyboard to find the button I want to press. If they are the function buttons can they be rebound?

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DjBourgeoisie
DjBourgeoisie

You can bind vision mode (same button for every vision mode since it's class dependant) to whatever key you want.

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agiel
agiel

The default controls are kind of messed up atm. I usually put cloak on C and vision on V. Makes perfect sense. No need to look at the keyboard.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

yup I use the same 2 keys as well.

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skyw4rp
skyw4rp

its like Splinter cell and CS source and ghost in the shell. freaking awesome :D

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

I think Im actually looking forward to this more than BMS. I need something a bit more original right now. :D

At least when this mod releases, the servers will actually have players consistantly.

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spellman23
spellman23

squeeeee

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

WINRAI! I can't wait to play this with a proper videocard so the modes actually work :).

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Larceny196
Larceny196

Seriously keep up the good work, this is by far one of the best hl2 mods ive seen. You can expect my download on the first day of release.

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Cannabis-
Cannabis-

I find the lack of ntsux disturbing :/

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

(buried)

ntsux, it's cluttered & bare.

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matt050
matt050

It's promising :- )

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linfosoma
linfosoma

This is by far one of the most anticipated games for me in the whole year, and Im including retail games on that list.

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Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm

same it's in my top 5 games of the year that im anticipating to be epic amounts of fun! it's ranked 2nd, 1st is starcraft2

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Zakobako
Zakobako

Amazing.

Can't wait to play this mod. :)

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izzysinz
izzysinz

So much work has been put into this and it really shows

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SinKing
SinKing

The image in this post - is it a paintover of a soldier sitting inside a vehicle (e.g. APC)? I'm just curious to know how much was painted and how much is photo. It is very great, like all your art.

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