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Freedom Wars

Platform(s): PlayStation Vita
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: SCE Japan Studio
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2014 (US), 2014 (EU)

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'Freedom Wars' (PSV) Gets Pre-Order Incentives, Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2014 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT

Freedom Wars is an action game, featuring 8 player c-op, where you are sentenced to prison for one million years, but you can reduce your sentence by fighting giant monsters known as Abductors.

Experiments of men throughout history have led to the violence between nations which ultimately result in their destruction. This eventually led to the disintegration of countries and people show their sorrow of defeat. However, this does not mark the end of men as they are determined to find answers of their destiny. The city state of Panopticon is the symbol of men’s reconstruction of the pyramid, an example of how people’s government should evolve through the challenge of time.

The city state of Panopticon is an artificial nation which brings great efficiency and comfort to its people, providing a full system of security as well. This system forms the root of the society, in which all people of Panopticon are a part of and obligated to show their support. Under the leadership of the central headquarter, all men of Panopticon shall make contribution to their home state. In return, the state shall promise a fair distribution of rights and resources to its people. For the first time in human history, people have finally reached an ideal society of true equality and mark the beginning of prosperity.

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.

For those looking for a head start in reducing your sentence within the world of Freedom Wars,  participating retailers are offering the same pre-order DLC as the original Japan release.

These items include:

  1. Limited Edition Costume – Personalize your Freedom Wars character with Formal Wear
  2. Powerful Starter Weapons – Upgraded melee and long range attack weapon.
  3. Limited Edition Sticker Set – For in-game use
  4. Combat Pack Item – Medical Supply Set
For those that want the same pre-order items for the digital version, simply purchase Freedom Wars between Tuesday, October 28th to Tuesday, November 11th. After that, the pre-order items will no longer be available.

To all people of Panopticon:

Before us there is no nation, and no nation behind us.
Let us proceed to our hopes and dreams under the noble ideas of Panopticon

In near future, the world will become an unlivable land for all living creatures. For this reason, people have built cities called “Panopticon” at various locations of the world for survival.

However due to a severer lack of resources and an undesirable living environment, these cities start to conflict with each other. In order to effectively rule the people of Panopticon, most people are put into sentence.

Those who are placed under sentence are called “Criminals” and they are forced into strict labor. This kind of labor is known as “volunteer” for war. For the sake of their freedom, these “Criminals” have to continue to “recapture” civilians from the war zone.

The Criminals are those who belong to the city of Panopticon imprisoned for one million years upon birth. They are forced into “volunteer” in order to reduce their sentence and regain their freedom.

Their sentence is indicated with the philosophy that people are wasting resources upon their birth, so their existence is a form of crime. Therefore, under the PT law those who are born in Panopticon are automatically labeled as “Criminal” and sentenced for one million years in prison.

The lives of criminals are put under complete surveillance while having limited and unreasonable rights. However, they are granted with more guarantees for going into battles. This then becomes the only way to reduce jail time and the reason for them to “continue” to fight. In the long run, the inexperienced Criminals eventually develop into veterans.

The player will become one of the Criminals and join into war for volunteering for freedom. The player can choose the gender and the appearance of their character.

Key Features:

  • Co-operative online combat with up to 8 players.
  • Intense blend of action, shooter, and strategy gameplay created in collaboration between studios Shift and Dimps.
  • Select the city you represent and help your city rise in the global ranks as you battle users from other cities and countries.
  • Customize your fighter's appearance, class and weapons.

Freedom Wars will be available for $29.99.

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