A total of twenty-one minutes of the PlayStation Vita-exclusive Freedom Wars from this weekend's Taipei Game Show 2014 was posted online by Gamer.com.tw & Gamebase.com.tw and teases an English localization for the game.
Currently, Freedom Wars is confirmed for release in Japan and Asia in summer 2014. However, the footage show at the Taipei Game Show features dialogue and text in English, hinting at a potential Western release.
PlayStation Asia posted a cyptic yet action-packed English teaser trailer this weekend as well:
Freedom Wars' Hong Kong website contains a plethora of details on the game in roughly translated English. Check it out here to try to learn more on an already mysterious game. The site describes the story as follows:
A Story for “Freedom”
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.
The Sins for Living: “Sentence for One Million Years”
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.
Freedom Wars is a multiplayer action game developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio, Shift (God Eater series), Dimps (Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series, co-developed Street Fighter IV) and features up to eight-player competitive and cooperative gameplay, online or offline. The game's high-contrast cel-shaded graphic style is reminiscent of anime from studio Madhouse, such as Death Note, with some combat seemingly inspired by the anime Attack on Titan.
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