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Sony reveals Vita exclusive action game Freedom Wars

The Sony exclusive recently teased at Panopticon has officially been revealed as Freedom Wars. In development at SCE Japan Studio and set for release on Vita in 2014, it’s a multiplayer action title that appears to feature co-op creature-smashing. An extended trailer released today shows that the game takes place some 100,000 years in the future in what's called PT Era 102013. The video cuts between modern day London and the futuristic setting of Panopticon, a world with zero population growth and one that has been devastated by dwindling resources like oil. In PT Era 102013, the prison population has exploded along with the number of surveillance cameras, guns and casualties from war. In the dystopian future presented, it appears that prisoners are sentenced to fighting giant monsters.

An official Japanese website for the game has also been launched and promises that further information about the title will be revealed later this month. SCE's European arm trademarked Panopticon earlier this year, suggesting that the title is intended for international release.

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4 comments

  • Edias - May 24, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    Yeah; I preferred the Panopticon name as well. 'Freedom Wars' is okay, but it was nice to see a game with a name that actually had some depth for a change.
  • ZeeCaptain - May 21, 2013 9 p.m.

    That was awfully confusing, first there was cameras, so I was thinking OK the gov't gone all crazy, so it's a conspiracy game, then everyone had a death note life clock over 'em, so I was like mkay don't know what to make of that, then there was some stats about no oil and guns, so it lead me back to the conspiracy, then Godzilla and friends showed up, and that girl was a robot, and they all used the red spiky tentacle power from soul sacrifice, and I completely lost all sense of what was happening. I don't know what this is, but I'm excited for it.
  • taokaka - May 21, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    I've already fallen so in love with this game to even care that it seems to be another game in the endless stream of monster-centric rpgs or that it reminds me of infamous second son's reveal (although this isn't a bad thing in my opinion). I want to know more about it already, 2014 is too far away.
  • winner2 - May 21, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    Wooooooh maybe

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