Freedom Wars: The World of Panopticon

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Freedom Wars: The World of Panopticon

It’s been a few weeks since we made the announcement for the North American release of Freedom Wars, and we’re overwhelmed with all the positive comments we’ve been seeing! Today, we’d like to dive deeper into the world of Freedom Wars on PS Vita.

Freedom Wars

In PT Era 102014, the earth has been devastated by atmospheric pollution and the world is running out of resources. Human beings can only survive inside purpose-built facilities known as Panopticons. City-states across the world fight each other to take control of what is left, using these Panopticons to take over other competing regions. You take on the role of prisoner in this Panopticon facility, subject to a million-year sentence.

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When the story begins, the main character finds himself in a cell with no recollection of where — or who — he is. An Android, also referred to as an “Accessory” throughout the game, is sent to brief him on his fate. The Accessory tells the protagonist that he must fight massive Abductors to reduce his million-year sentence. Abductors are mechanic monsters that roam the earth, abducting citizens. It’s the player’s duty to work with your Accessory and other players to rescue civilians and take one step closer to freedom.

Freedom Wars

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After taking a look at a few screenshots, you’re probably asking yourself how you’ll be able to overcome these massive Abductors. That brings us to the weapons…

In Freedom Wars, players will be able to use variety of weapons such as Swords, Rifles and Machine Guns. However, the most unique and valued weapon is the Thorn that is wrapped around the player’s arm. The Thorn can be used to retrieve accessories, hook on to enemies or walls, move vertically, travel quickly by pulling the character to where the thorn has been attached, tie down Abductors, and more.

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We’ll have more to share leading up to launch, so stay tuned to PS.Blog. We’re also excited to announce that a playable demo will be available at E3! If you’re attending the show this year, please swing by our booth and experience the world of Freedom Wars first hand!

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  • Game looks really cool; glad it’s being localized. Don’t know if you guys can answer this yet, but will the game be sold at retail or it will be digital only like Soul Sacrifice Delta?

    • We’re happy to hear that you’re excited.
      We don’t have the answer to that question yet but this currently being discussed. Please expect to hear from us in the coming weeks!

  • Looks interesting. Hope that demo you mentioned will be available to the public on the psn store as well later on. I’d like to try this before i consider buying it.

  • I know that there’s a listing on GameStop already, but will it definitely be a retail release?

    I wanted to buy Soul Sacrifice Delta, and I probably would have dropped my PS4 and FFXIV like a ton of bricks for it, but it was digital only. And I’m not buying that. Why can’t you just do limited retail releases like niche publishers do? I mean, sheesh.

    Will Oreshika be digital only too? If it is, I won’t be buying that either. Which is disappointing as well, because I want it and SS Delta.

  • Any chance we’ll be able to download the demo? FW looks awesome, I’d love to be able to get my hands on it.


  • Sharingan_itachi

    Will we get a downloadable demo? Pre-order bonus? Release date?

  • I’ve been following Freedom Wars for a while now. Definitely going to pre-order this one!

  • This looks awesome. I hope you advertise for this.

  • Pre-Ordered last weak on Amazon. Can’t wait.
    Only $29.99?! Couldn’t resist.
    Thanks for bringing us more greatness to the Vita.

  • Yeah agree with other guys please release it In retail as well.

    • We are listening to everyone’s comments and will do everything we can :)
      Please keep voicing!

  • Can’t wait.

  • I hope this gets a limited edition or atleast a physical copy not like SS Delta which is a digital release only.

  • It’s always nice seeing images for the Female MC and Male Accessory. It’d be nice if the E3 demo gets released publicly over the summer too!

  • Interesting. Not a Day 1 or digital for me untill a sale.

    We need more games like this, maybe not this one, but one designed better.

    More usage of online, trades, group forming, and really good AI.

    Really would like one with the addition of a crafting sysem, focus on pvp or battlegrounds included.

  • I will definitely play the demo at E3. I have been waiting on this game since the first teaser was shown by PlayStation Japan. I’m SO glad it’s getting localized.

    Thanks for the update! :)

    • Thank you so much for your comments and support!
      The game is looking great and we can’t wait to release it in North America.

  • Guess I will go back to playing SS untill Delta goes on sale, save and transfer.
    Maybe by then,this one will go on sale.

  • Looking forward to hearing/seeing more about this game. :)
    This post definitely got my attention for this game.

  • You could even set up a crating area zone, that could be open or closed join with emotes / actions.

    Cmon designers, I only play these games.

  • Game looks really sweet with all that verticality during combat. I hope it lives up to the hype!

    My question is, is this more like Soul Sacrifice where you tackle arenas, or is it a full blown open-world adventure game where you can actually explore outside of combat?

  • This is only game that I am looking forward to more than Monster Hunter: Frontier G for Vita, but I do hope we will have opportunity to try demo version first.

  • somebodyissilent

    Any Collector’s Edition?

  • Been following this since it’s initial announcement last year and looking forward to see some more.

    Will most likely be buying this once it’s released, it seems to be right up my alley after seeing everything that`s been shown.

  • So, are you going to deceive us again and make this digital only as well or will you give us what we want a release a physical copy. I still have a sour taste in my mouth over Soul Sacrifice Delta. I REALLY wanted that art book and was ready to drop $70 to get a special edition if thats what it would have taken.

  • As soon as it is confirmed for a retail copy I will preorder. I don’t know of the top of my head who made Godeater 2 but I would love to see it come to the west as well. Thanks for sharing more info on the game.

  • I’ll definitely will buy this, looks like an awesome game! On another note: could you patch Borderlands 2 on PS Vita? People have been encountering game-breaking bugs, and I can’t really buy it unless you guys fix it.

  • I am really looking forward to this, and as long as there is a physical release, you have my money!

  • Can’t waaaait, can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait…

  • Will there be selectable Japanese voice over?

  • I consider this a AAA title. Looking forward to it

  • Hope this releases this year, I needed something besides FFX to play on my Vita!

    • Yes, we will be releasing Freedom Wars in 2014.
      We don’t have the exact release date but we will make the announcement as soon as we find out.
      Thanks for your patience!

  • only 4 questions

    1)this is english dub right?

    2)Is there an actual story mode something like god eater or even soul sacifice?

    3)will there be some sort of demo?

    4)Is this phsyical or digital release and if phsyical any plans of a limited edition?

    • I wish we had the answers to all your questions but here’s what we have:

      1) We will include Japanese voice over.
      2) Yes, there is a single player story mode.
      3) We will have a playable demo at E3.
      4) We don’t have the answers yet but we are planning to give everyone an update in the coming weeks.


  • I’ve been waiting for this game. I hope there’s a physical copy of this. please please pleaase….

    I’ve already played all my target games already. This one is on my list and I really wanna play this as soon as it arrives here on our country. :3

    I hope it will be released soon….

    Been wanting this game really…..

  • I see nothing but a great wealth of variety on the PS Vita original games as well. This will be another game for me to get too!!!!!!!!

  • Day 1 purchase for me. hopefully a physical copy. Will buy either way, the game looks awesome

  • @24 was Namco Bandai and for 25 Borderlands 2 was patched yesterday and is amazing even before the patch. Cheers.

  • The trailer with gameplay I saw sometime back reminds me of Gods Eater Burst. Plus I love games with pretty much any type of grappling-hook mechanic ;) I do plan on picking this up, but a demo wouldn’t hurt either.

  • Theres a physical release on now that you can preorder for only 29.99.

  • Only 1 imporrtant question

    1. Will I be forced to play as a white skinned kid or will there be some actual variation in what color my character is? I noticed in one character creation video that there are a ton of colors for the hair….I hope you put as much thought into the skin color.

    • 1 important answer

      Yes, in Freedom Wars, your character and accessory can be fully customized.

  • This game looks very interesting. Hope a retail copy is available as well. If you want gamers to go mostly digital, then lower the cost of memory cards! Looking forward to this game!

  • All I can do is get pumped for this. I hope we don’t wait that long for it to come stateside.

  • Im just wondering if the story will be any good because I don’t normally like games like monster hunter because they don’t seem to have much of a story.

  • will this game have english voices?

  • Looks awesome, reminds me a lot to Gods Eater… but I’m kinda tired of MH formula.. God eater, Tuokiden, Soul Sacrifice, Ragnarok etc… I know they feel different, but it is always the same grindfest and repetitive mission playing…

    They are keeping this as they signature gameplay formula… and it’s a niche

    May play a demo if there’s one… just for the sake of it.. but won’t buy it..

  • You can pre-order the retail ver. in Amazon :)

  • Oreshika and Inevitable Freedom Wars update = no physical no buy. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

  • Should I get a vita?

  • Thanks for the updates.
    Really looking forward to this game.

    Can’t wait…. xD

  • Make it retail and dual audio and we’re good to go :P

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