Thursday, 30 May 2013

First Look At Sony's Freedom Wars


             Jeremy Bentham - English philosopher, social theorist, advocate for human and animal rights -  devised an efficient way of attending to criminals, patients and even children; thus, he presented the idea of Panopticon - a late 18th century circular structure that allows a watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched.
      Freedom Wars - Sony's spin on the popular Monster Hunter series - takes place in a Dysponian universe where humans have to fight impressive beasts in order to reduce their prison sentence. It seems that a totalitarian regime has imposed a decree that forces every human being to serve a million-year sentence in Panopticon-like cities as a way of controlling the ever-so-growing population.
      The game will feature huge arenas where up to eight players will be able to join forces in hopes of taking down beasts known as Abductors. Players will gain access to an android companion called Accessory whose task will be to provide tactical help on the battlefield.
       Freedom Wars will be released for the PS Vita sometime next year.

Related links: Panopticon