Sony's Panopticon revealed as Freedom Wars

Japan Studio describes the upcoming RPG as a rescue multiplayer action game.

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Sony has confirmed that its Panopticon trailer from last week is actually for a PlayStation Vita exclusive called Freedom Wars.

Panopticon is the name of the region where Freedom Wars takes place. It's a penal colony set 100,000 years in the future, where everything is constantly monitored by almost 13 million security cameras.

Sony's Japan Studio describes the game as a rescue multiplayer action game, though does not give any additional information about how the game will play.

A new three-minute trailer reveals more about the game's setting and context, though reuses much of the footage seen in last week's teaser.

The game's official website suggests more information about the game will be made available on May 30.

Freedom Wars is due out in Japan sometime in 2014.

Sony's Japan Studio is also currently at work on the PlayStation 4 platformer Knack, which was announced along with the console back in February.

Discussion

33 comments
Mamamf
Mamamf

cool, shinigami eyes for everyone! If i had a ps vita i'd be interested in this one!

Mizoreh
Mizoreh

gj all otukus will buy this


Pete5506
Pete5506

Glad to see the vita is getting some love 

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

looks like anime crap .. not interested

Bregzeinkul
Bregzeinkul

a rescue multiplayer action game"

That 'rescue' part sounds interesting. Hope it will deliver.

freedom01
freedom01

the trailer looked interesting, again another great game from Japan Studio, will be getting it

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

At first I thought it was going to be a Death Note spin-off considering the art work shares some similar to Death Note. If Soul Sacrifice couldn't convince gamers to buy Vita, then they should just release it for both PS3 and Vita.

Survorre
Survorre

I  would buy a one if were on Playstation 3, not  in the super expensive  Playstation Vita 

Playstation Vita cost $1600 dollars in my country!.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

lets keep our fingers crossed and hope the game is good..

Xethrayne
Xethrayne

This looks, really, good; too bad I don't live in Japan.


shingui5
shingui5

"PlayStation Vita exclusive"

good job in turning me off a game in a few seconds. 

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

100K years into the future?! serisously?! thats quite far fetched if I do say so myself.

Sadow_Strike
Sadow_Strike

yes a new vita game im looking forward too 

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

I hope it sees a release in the west.The Vita is dieing every where except Japan.

snova9308
snova9308

Ah, that's why I buy Sony products - the Japanese RPG.

Thanks for reminding me GS!

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Ah, that's why I don't buy Sony products - the Japanese RPG.

Thanks for reminding me GS!

vanitas12
vanitas12

Was gonna say that this game would be perfect for the vita. Could this be the vita's "killer app?" lol

snova9308
snova9308

@Survorre 

my god, what country is that??

in my country, vita costs about 200$ (just the device, with out memory)

raiden-94
raiden-94

@Survorre it costs 550$ in mine :/

Also, i heard that the ps4 will cost around 1500$ here

freedom01
freedom01

@PETERAKO nothing new, they do that Star Ocean, Mass Effect, and other sifi plots

jhcho2
jhcho2

@Sevenizz  

Flawed logic. The existence of jrpgs does not act as a prevention or detriment to the existence of non-jrpg games.

bamabam
bamabam

@Sevenizz If you just didn't say Sony products but maybe just Sony consoles you would have gotten away with it...Poor Sevenizz

vanitas12
vanitas12

@Sevenizz We don't need you. Go back to playing Call of the battlefield you sheep.

Axile11
Axile11

@Sevenizz pretty sure your tv,phones, and other electronics werent made in USA

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

@freedom01 @PETERAKO Im not aware of star Ocean's time period, but mass effect takes place in 2160 something which is reasonable.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

@snova9308 @PETERAKO even for sci fi you need to keep some believability. in 100K years there would definitelly be no big ben