Prisoners always under close guard in Freedom Wars

Plus, meet Natalia "9" Woo and Matias "Leo" Bruno.

Famitsu has gone up with a new online preview of Freedom Wars ahead of the game’s playable debut at Jump Festa this weekend.

Prison Capital Panopticon, Where Criminals Spend Their Time

In Freedom Wars, the player is a criminal who born with the burden of a one million year prison sentence. Seeking freedom, you volunteer (fight) to rescue civilians.

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Isolation Cell

Isolation cells are the unique private rooms the prison capital Panopticon gives to its prisoners. However, the prisoners’ lives are almost constantly under surveillance. And what’s more, the living android “Accessory” working as your partner and guardian is around, making personal freedom almost non-existent.

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Low Street

Connecting the isolation cells is the relatively large area Low Street. Although this is a place of relaxation for criminals given permission to go out, whispers are forbidden. There is a special structure from which everything (including the entrance to each isolation cell) can be looked out over, making for a setting of thorough surveillance.

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New Characters

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  • Natalia “9” Woo (CV: Yuu Asakawa) – She works at Security Guarantee Station 35 as the commanding officer of the public investigation committee in the public defense group. She enforces law and order in Panopticon. From her love for protecting her allies and Panopticon, she sometimes goes too far in her supervision.
  • Matias “Leo” Bruno (CV: Akira Ishida) – A new criminal. Being in a close environment, he is pleased with the main character, meddles in his business, and comes for consultation. It seems he was naughty in the past, but for better or worse he is loyal and has an honest personality.

Freedom Wars is due out for PS Vita in 2014.

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