Microsoft Flight Simulator adds Tokyo, Mount Fuji, and more later this month

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting an expansion based on Japan, incorporating Japanese landmarks and airports alike.

Just below, you can check out the full trailer and presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new expansion to Microsoft Flight Simulator will be launching later this month on September 29.

When it arrives, the new update for Microsoft Flight Simulator is going to be adding a ton of new Japanese locations to the game. Locations set to be included with the update are Kushiro Airport, Matshushima Bay, Hachijo-Jima, Hakone, Yokohama, the Tower of Wind, Mount Fuji, and Tokyo itself.

This isn't the first Japan-based location to be present in the 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Tokyo's Haneda Airport is actually already available in the game, but it's the only location in the base game that's in Japan.

Hopefully none of these locations will run afoul of the in-game algorithm of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which last month managed to produce a mysteriously tall skyscraper where there should be none, through a single typo.

If you're playing Microsoft Flight Simulator for yourself right now, you can check out our multitude of guides on the game. We've got guides on how to fix various Microsoft Flight Simulator error messages, or you can head over to our guide on the best mods for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.