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Now this brings new meaning to immersive arcade experience. Initial D is so popular over in Japan that the latest version of the game apparently warrants the use of full sized cars mounted on motion simulators instead of a standard gaming cabinet.

The game/simulator can be found at the SEGA Joypolis in Odaiba (Tokyo), Japan and comes in three versions using the actual bodies of a Subaru Impreza WRX, a Toyota GT-APEX and a Mazda RX-7. The game itself plays out on a 90-inch monitor mounted in front of the vehicle and for only $5 (so much for 25 cent arcade machines) you can cruise around one of three different courses.

Unfortunately I didn’t see any during my visit to Tokyo last week so I guess I’m just going to have to wait for the home version to be released.

Destructoid

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