Freedom Wars


Game: Freedom Wars
Developer: Sony Japan
Publisher: Sony
Release: TBA 2014 (EU)(NA)
Genre: Action RPG


In the not-too-distant future, atmospheric pollution has devastated the earth and resources have become scarce. Harsh new penal communities have formed in order to survive… The communities, known as Panopticons, battle to secure what precious few resources remain.






Freedom Wars is a PS Vita exclusive title that has been released in Japan and Asia earlier this year. It will reach the west later in 2014. Freedom Wars takes place in a very distant future where Earths surface is uninhabitable, forcing humans to live underground in cities known as Panopticons, where the government has total control of every human. You play as a criminal forced by the state to fight giant monsters. Gameplay wise, you use firearms or handheld weapons to fight in Monster Hunter style missions. The game is supposed to get multiplayer support later where you can team up with or fight against other people. Freedom Wars has sold a lot of copies in Japan but there is some critisism of it being way too hard, so there might be a patch later on with lowered difficulty level. Here is some gameplay for you to check out.





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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair


Game: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: NIS America
Release: September 2nd, 2014 (NA) - September 5th, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Visual Novel, Mystery



As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you'll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!








Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is the sequel to the popular Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. The game was originally released on PSP a few years ago in Japan. Gameplay and story is very similar to the first game. You arrive at an academy together with a group of students, not knowing that Monokuma has other plans for you. The deal is that if you kill another student and get away with it, you get to leave the academy. If you fail, you are executed. Gameplay is divided into three parts. First you socialize with students and drive the plot forward, then when a dead student is found you examine the crime scene for clues. These clues are then used in the third part, the class trial. There is a trailer available here, and if you are good at japanese you can visit the official website. There is also a third Danganronpa game in development for the Vita, but the release date is unknown.




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Invizimals: The Resistance


Game: Invizimals: The Resistance
Developer: Novorama
Publisher: Sony Europe
Release: Summer 2014 (EU)
Genre: AR, Creature Collecting



With an all new story, featuring Keni, Jazmin, Professor Dawson plus the kids from the TV series you can expect a rollercoaster adventure once more. Invizimals are now everywhere! LET THE HUNT BEGIN!







Invizimals: The Resistance is an Augmented Reality game developed by Spanish developer Novorama. The game will be released in Europe in 2014 as a sequel to Invizimals: The Alliance. There is no word yet on a US release, but since Invizimals: The Alliance will get a US release in 2014, The Resistance will probably follow as well eventually. The Invizimals games are creature collecting games, similar to Pokémon. In southern Europe the franchise is very popular and you can find Invizimals collectible plastic figures as well as Invizimals collecting cards. There's even an animated series! Anyway, the game relies hevily on the AR features of the Vita. You look for creatures in your home using the Vita's camera and when you find one, you need to capture it. This trailer shows how it works. The game uses something called SmartAR which means you don't have to use the AR cards at all! And as usual, once you capture your creature you will fight other creatures and make it level up so that it transforms into a more powerful form. More information can be found here in this blog post at the official Playstation website.




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