Arise: And You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

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Microsoft have announced they will be co-opting Ghost in the Shell: Arise to promote the Japanese launch of their Surface line of tablets, with plenty of product placement in the offing should anyone get the mistaken impression a futuristic cyberbrain is any replacement for a 2012 Microsoft tablet.

Microsoft’s brass invited along the Arise production staff for their Japanese Surface launch event, showing off their tie-up and giving them some Surfaces in the process:

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A strangely appropriate pairing of Windows 8 with Arise has only been averted by Microsoft’s decision to spare the Japanese market a release of the Windows 8 Pro model.

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