November Vita lineup and upcoming titles

So, uh, hi. It's November. A quite a lot of it actually. And what can I say... not been that great of a month for me personally (never mind the rest of the world.) Still, I don't want to just give up on this, so finally here it is, my monthly list of current and upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita, and I'm on time this month again! As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Anyway, on to this month's releases, we have a visual novel double bill from pQube with Root Letter, a small town mystery, and Steins;Gate 0, the sequel to the aclaimed time travel story Steins;Gate. Also so far we've seen tounge in cheeck clicker My Name is Mayo, top down shooter Wanted Corp, and retro side-scroller Volgarr the Viking (of Breaking Brad fame.)

As for new game reveals, Aksys is bringing us 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors as part of the Nonary Games package, so we now will have the complete Zero Escape trillogy on the Vita. Tecmo Koei continues showing support with Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea and Dynasty Warriors: God Seekers. Idea Factory has DRPG Mary Skelter: Nightmares and otome remake Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds in the pipeline. And hot off the presses, NIS America is bringing over Operation Abyss sequel DRPG Operation Babel, as well as retro action RPG Cladun Returns, and Touhou platformer Double Focus. In addtion, there's a whole slew of indies coming, including Siralim 2, Sir Eatsalot, Cyberthreat, Skyhill, Ghost 1.0, Door Kickers, Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure, The Deer God, Starr Mazer, and Spacejacked.

Over in Japan, there's a new Super Robot Wars game on the way, Super Robot Taisen V, which is getting an english language release in Asia. Sword Art Online contines with Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Chitose no Tasogare. Compile Heart continues being Compile Heart with Gun Gun Pixies, letting you lead the charge of an alien invation of a girls dormitory. There were also a bunch of visual novel annoucements including remakes of Banshee's Last Cry and Desire, and spin-offs to Kenka Bancho Otome and Chaos;Child.

Finally, Kodoku was cancled in originally annouced for and turned into a 3D game that's not coming to the Vita so I have removed it from the list. Also Level-5's Wonder Flick has shut down on mobile and seems pretty dead, so I've removed it as well.

And I made it though! Come back next month (I hope) for... hmm... Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero?

November

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  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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October Vita lineup and upcoming titles

October! "Games are coming out", and that very much includes ones for the Vita. Yes, I'm back with my monthly list of current and upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita, and I'm on time this month again! As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Another solid batch of releases this month, starting off with two biggies from Square Enix: The Minecraft inspired Dragon Quest Builders and Final Fantasy mashup World of Final Fantasy. We've also got Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, an RPG by some of the folks behind the Valkyrie Profile gamers, cutesy survival horror Yomawari: Night Alone, mystery visual novel Root Letter, indie Lichtspeer, and the very Neptunia Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls. Also Criminal Girls 2 and Valkyrie Drive are back, having gotten last-minute delays last month.

Moving on to new game annoucments, it looks like mobile Zelda clone Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is headed the Vita's way. As is turn-based tactics/collectable card game hybrid PoxNora, and NISA is localizing Kadokawa's SRPG God Wars. Over in Japan, Koei Tecmo annouced more Musou games, both the multi-franchise cross-over Musou Stars and Samurai Warriors spin-off Sengoku Musou: Sanada Maru. Bamco also revealed an RPG based on Twin Star Exorsists (that apparently looks similar to Ray Gigant), Square Enix a new Fortune Street called Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, Bergsala Lightweigt is doing Drive Girls - a brawler featuring girls that turn into cars, and also a Touhou 3D fighting game coming: Touhou Koubuto V.

And I looks like I'm done! Come back next month for Fate/Extella. All your favorite Fate characters, with all your favorite musou gameplay!

October

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  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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September Vita lineup and upcoming titles

And what do you know, it's the first of September, and I'm back again with my list of current and upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita - on time again no less. As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Looking at the September releases list, it's very retail heavy this time around. XSeed starts it all of with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, another entry in their acclaimed RPG series. Compile Heart and Idea Factory take a stab at the turnbased dungeon crawler with MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death. NIS America is releasing Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, the sequel to the delinquent reform managment RPG, and taking a stab at anime tie-in visual novels with Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness. And pQube brings us Steins;Gate 0, the sequel to the acclaimed science fiction visual novel, in addition to Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, an all girl brawler with perhaps less... lofty ambitions creatively. In the download only realm, Aksys is bringing over the expanded version of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, and indies Darkest Dungeon and Lichtspeer should come out as well.

Moving on to new game announcements, the western side was pretty sparse this month. Mostly like the not at all Undertale inspired Glitched, twin stick shooter Vostok inc, and a port of tower defense RPG Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten. Else visual novel publisher Sekai Project announced Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology.

Japan was more lively, with a confirmation of a Vita version of Valkyria Chronicles prequel Valkyria: Azure Revolution. Gust revealed not only Nights of Azure 2, but a new RPG called Blue Reflection. Nippon Ichi has another unconventional retro RPG in The Princess is Money-Hungry. There has also been talk that Konami will show off a Vita game called Drive Girls at Tokyo Game Show next week, though they are featuring games from independent "partners" (like Falcom) there so it isn't necessarily a Konami published title.

Else, in a bit of housekeeping I've removed indie action RPG Moon Hunters from the list. In spite of offering a Vita version as part of their Kickstarter, they've canceled it due to technical issues (which seems believable given that apparently even the PS4 version doesn't run smoothly.)

And, I'm done! Come back next month, oh, tons of stuff... Dragon Quest Builders, World of Final Fantasy, Neptunia vs Sega, Yomawari... Here's a trailer for the latter:

September

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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August Vita lineup and upcoming titles

Much like Gal Gun... I am a bit late again. In part it was real life butting in, but in part it was also because a bit more new game announcements to dig through than one would expect. In any case here it is still, my list of current and upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita. As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Anyway, to the August releases. Just out now is Gal Gun: Double Peace, slightly delayed from last month. It has a physical release, though I think you have to order it from the publisher. Coming in a more regular retail release is Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, another in the series of vocaloid rhythm games. Not available at retail, but still "retail sized games" are Omega Force's Attack on Titan and Bamco's hunting game God Eater 2: Rage Burst. Indies Laser Disco Defenders and Alone With You are also expected.

Moving on to new title announcements, there were quite a few localization reveals. UK based Gal Gun and Steins;Gate publisher pQube confirmed they've gotten their hands on Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, a 3D action game from the mind behind Senran Kagura featuring weaponized lesbians. XSeed continued their partnership with Falcom and is bringing over Tokyo Xanadu (and I should also mention they actually announced Fate/Stay night Warriors style hack and slash game Fate/Extella back in June, but I missed it.) Aksys has decided to bring over the enhanced rerelease of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters with the subtitle Daybreak: Special Gigs, and is also going otome crazy with visual novels Bad Apple Wars, Collar X Malice, Period Cube: Torikago no Amadeus, and the Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth fandisc Future Blessing (this are typically a collection of shorter side-stories and other bonus materials.) And finally, NISA is giving us The Longest 5 Minutes, a retro RPG about a hero who has been struck with amnesia... just as he's about to fight the final boss battle against the the evil overlord.

Indie-wise, Mighty Rabbit Studios, the good folks behind Limited Run Games (which does limited edition physical release of a number of indies on Vita) are porting their elephant stealth game Elephant in the Room, as well as their XBLIG puzzle game Cylinder. Twin stick shooter Blue Rider, rhythm game Musync, and narrative puzzle game WILL: A Wonderful World are also coming, and PlayStation Third Party productions apparently made a deal with SNK to port the classic fighting game Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Else, while I'm not sure if it's been officially confirmed, people have spotted trophies for indie horror game Claire, so watch out for that.

Meanwhile, in Japan.... Bamco gives us air combat, idols and mecha action with Macross Delta Scramble. D3 Publisher seemingly takes a stab at the Danganronpa audience with Idol Death Game TV, where aspiring idols put their lives on the line in a grim reality show. Compile Heart takes a stab at the free to play card game with Nep-Nep Connect: Chaos Chanpuru, drawing from all their current game series. And SystemSoft Alpha is back with more moe WWII antics in Moe Moe Niji Taisen 3 (or should that be My Little Hitler Can't Be This Cute!)

And I think we're finally done... Well, there is some "housekeeping" - the Vita versions of Elliot Quest and Crows: Burning Edge have officially been canceled and thus have been removed from the list. Come back next week for... a pretty packed line-up LoH: Trails of Cold Steel II, MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death, Psycho-Pass, Valkyrie Drive, etc.

August

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  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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July Vita lineup and upcoming titles

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So on Friday I faced a decision - write this blog post... or finish Zero Time Dilemma. In this timeline it would seem the latter won, so I'm afraid I'm late again. In any case here it is still, my list of current and upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita. As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Anyway, this month is headlined by noted by the sequel to Internet sensation Creeper Jeff's favorite game - Gal Gun: Double Peace. For the first time the we'll get to actually know what's going on, undoubtedly doubling the weirdness and unease. We're also getting Mystery Dungeon roguelike Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate from Aksys. For download only titles, Bandai has seen fit to release 2v2 arena battler Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force, just in time for Austin not to cover it. Indies Lumo and 10 Second Ninja X should also be coming. Also, while not upcoming any more, I feel I should mention Square Enix snuck out Adventures of Mana onto PSN last month, a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure for the Game Boy.

For new title announcements, Gaijinworks has revealed they're continuing the Summon Night SRPG franchise, bringing over Summon Night 6: Lost Borders. Meanwhile pQube grabbed another visual novel with Root Letter, NISA has claimed Touhou roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer, Atlus have decided to bring over Furyu's budget Persona-like RPG Caligula, and Koei Tecmo has already confirmed their upcoming Warriors game based on the Berserk manga. Continuing to surprise, Bandai is localizing A.W.: Phoenix Festa - an action game based on the Asterisk War anime. There is also talk about the original Zero Escape game, 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, coming to new platforms, with the Vita being hinted as one of them.

Over in Japan, 5pb. confirmed Anonymous;Code, the next visual novel in their science adventure series, for the Vita. Also Artdink revived their venerable Age of Discovery exploration sim franchise with Neo Atlas 1469, and Kadokawa revealed that their previously announced Cthulhu mythos inspired DRPG currently only known as Project Code: Daten is being developed for the Vita.

Now if you'll excuse me, Ray Gigant is calling me. Come back next month for Attack on Titan:

July

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  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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June Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We're a few days into June... and I'm late. Sorry about that. Still, like a lot of games on this list (of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita) - better late than never, no? As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Coming back from last months relative modest set of retail titles, we've got Vanillaware's remake of their PS2 cult classic side scrolling fantasy RPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Spike Chunsoft's tactical RPG Grand Kingdom, the follow up to Virtue's Last Reward Zero Time Dilemma, and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are also two retail-sized downloads with fantasy RPG Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book and Bamco's remake of Gods Eater Burst - God Eater Resurrection.

Moving onto new games, Square Enix revealed that after skipping the Vita versions when bringing over some of their titles, we're actually getting Dragon Quest Builders and they're apparently working on the updated Romancing SaGa 2 as well. Beyond that, Spike Chunsoft is getting into self-pubishing with an English version of Mystery Chronicle, NISA is bringing over Criminal Girls 2, Idea Factory is doing their dungeon crawler MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death, and pQube is handling visual novel Steins;Gate 0. And a few more indies like Nuclear Golf and Exile's End.

In Japan, Acquire revealed a new Akiba game Akiba’s Beat, Gust continues pumping out Atelier games with Atelier Firis, and Shriogumi New Media revealed a 3D brawler based on a pachinko franchise... Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle.

And I guess we're done. Come back in July, when I guess it's Gundam time:

June

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Unconfirmed

Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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May Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We've entered May, so here's another edition of my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. Anyway, as usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

While there will be several retail-sized games released this month, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies is the only one getting an actual retail release. So JRPG Ray Gigant and fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood will be download only. Beyond that there will also be PSN releases for indie horror game Neverending Nightmares, SNK fighting game The Last Blade 2, and block matching adventure Azkend 2. As always, expect more release dates as the month goes on.

Moving on to new title annoucments, April was a bit on the the quiet side. Still, we did get confirmation that yet another Neptunia title, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, will be coming over from Japan, as will "Valkyrie Profile spiritual sucessor" Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky. Also there were a few indie reveals as well, like shoot 'em ups Sky Force Anniversary and A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher, and rhythm platformer 140. In Japan Dynsaty Warriors got some kind of SRPG spin-off with Eiketsuden, more Touhou is coming with RPG Touhou Soujinengi V, and Stranger of Sword City is getting an enhanced edition with new content.

Finally a bit of housekeeping - I've removed Chronos Materia, the Gust developed JRPG annouced in 2013, as it has been confirmed that it is no longer in development. Also I noticed Wonder Flick was still there, which it probably shouldn't be since the mobile version was shut down and Level 5 seems to have moved on to other things.

And we're done. Come back next month when it looks like we have a full 6 retail-sized games to look forward to. Here's a trailer for one of them, tactical RPG Grand Kingdom:

May

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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April Vita lineup and upcoming titles

It's April and here's another edition of my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. A few days late this time, sorry about that. Sometimes your cat decides to subtly hint that it's well past cuddle time by puking all over your bed, and things don't go as planned. Anyway, as usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

This month sports two full retail releases - first all three Assassin's Creed Chronicles, the 2D AC spin-off series, come out in a single collected volume. Then later Experience's very pretty looking dungeon crawler RPG Stranger of Sword City comes out courtesy of NIS America. Else the long promised port of Axiom Verge makes its appearance, as well as action-adventrue Lumo, puzzle game A Virus Named Tom, and action puzzle game Green Game: TimeSwapper. As always, expect more release dates as the month goes on.

For new game announcements, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X coming out in English was the big one. Else, more indies like Laser Disco Defenders, 10 Second Ninja X, Quantum Suicide, Fallen Legion, and Best Buds vs. Bad Guys. English trophies for Spike Chunsoft's roguelike Mystery Chronicle have been spotted, which tends to imply a localization might be underway. In other news, the Broforce and Pier Solar ports have been canceled, and thus removed from the list.

Over in Japan, Compile Heart is at it again with RPGs Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates and Kangokutou Mary Skelter, as is NIS with horror visual novel Shin Hayarigami 2 and something called World's Longest 5 Mins. Also the Fate franchise gets an Musou-style game, and there's another Utawarerumono. And a port of doujin metroidvania Bunny Must Die.

And it looks like we're finally done. Join me next month when THERE'S MORE NEPTUNIA!!!!!!!!!! This time she teams up with Blanc to handle modern, topical issues like zombies.

April

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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March Vita lineup and upcoming titles

It's March and here's another edition of my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Localized Japanese games dominate the release schedule this month, with Aksys bringing over city defense/management game Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault, Idea Factory publishing SRPG Trillion 1,000,000,000,000: God of Destruction, Tecmo Koei offering strategy spin-off Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, and XSEED brusting out with more ninja boobs in Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. We've also got a Japanese indie - anime styled brawler Croixleur Sigma, and long time Nintendownload X-press favorite Nnooo returns with turret lagomorph massacre in Blast 'Em Bunnies. We might see JRPG Ray Gigant as well, though no firm date has been annouced yet.

Moving on to new games annoucements and localizations, NISA is bringing over the cutesy 2D survival horror game Yomawari: Night Alone, as well as anime tie-in visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness. Aksys got their hands on mystery dungeon roguelike Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate. And Sekai Project maneged to Kickstart the localization for visual novel Root Double: Before Crime * After Days. There were also indies annouced like Downwell, Neverending Nightmares, and Xenoraid. In Japan, Furyu revealed the rather Persona looking RPG Caligula, while NIS is working on a new ClaDun retro action RPG.

And I think we're done. Some nice titles await us in April, like Assassin's Creed Chronicles and MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies, but what I'm really looking forward to is the beutiful looking dungeon crawler Stranger of Sword City (forgive me for using the Xbox One trailers):

Curiously, the game also comes with an alternate moe-ified artstyle for those who prefer that:

March

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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February Vita lineup and upcoming titles

And here's another edition of my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Running a bit short on time today, so I'll have to be brief. No retail titles this month, but Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is still retail sized even if it's only available on the PSN store. Downloadwise there are several indes like Crypt of the NecroDancer. Localization/new title highlights - Jeff Gerstman favorite rail shooter Gal Gun: Double Peace is coming west, alongside Grand Kingdom and MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (which may have been from last month but I missed it, sorry.) In Japan NIS annouced Firefly Diary sucessor Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight, and Acquire snuck out ports of the their PS3 Wizardry games Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, and it's Japan only sequel Wizardry: Torawareshi Bourei no Machi.

Else, the developer of Energy Hook cast some doubt whether the Vita version will end up happening, and the Rail Wars game was canceled, so I removed them.

And we're done. Next month should have been the gorgeous looking Stranger of Sword City, but sadly it has been delayed to April. So here's a video of city defense in Aegis of Earth, and Compile Heart's venture into NIS teritorry with Trillion:

February

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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