Freedom Wars has only been out for a few months, but it now appears that Sony has some plans for this franchise and may further expand on it. Sony says that a “big announcement” will be made during their show this weekend at the “Sinners Festival”.

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The above map shows the stage layout of the Panopticon-themed event, where fans will get to participate in various events and purchase exclusive goods, or be a part of a Freedom Wars quiz challenge to win prizes!

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Attendees can also get three exclusive trading stickers at the event, which also includes rare stickers of the game’s three Vocaloid-esque idols as well. They’ll also have events where fans will get to use their Vitas to show off their best character customizations.

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This here schedule for the event shows some of the events they’ll have, such as cooperative and competitive tournaments. There’s also a message at the bottom that reads, “Something will happen during the finale at 18:00!? Stick around and keep your eyes on the stage!”

Various voice actors and game developers are also expected to make an appearance during this event. While Sony didn’t share any hints as to what this announcement could be, it wouldn’t surprise me at the very least if it were an updated “G” version of the game or maybe even a sequel. I personally hope for a sequel, though.

The event will take place on January 10th, 2015 from 11:00am until 18:00pm.

In the meantime, read Tyler’s review on Freedom Wars. He gave it a 4.9 in which he stated,

“Freedom Wars may be another hunting game on the Vita, but it’s by far one of the best. It screams AAA production with standout graphics, solid audio, unique gameplay mechanics and a fresh story line – bringing them to you in a one of a kind package that only Japan could come up with, but with an execution typical of the Western big shots. If you’re going to buy one Vita game this year, this wouldn’t be a bad choice at all.”
  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    If only andrew house had the decency to make such event happen in the US, that’d be huge, totally generating a very positive hype for the PS Vita and even approaching the device to early adopters or aficionados.

  • Liam Langan

    More Freedom Wars? Yep, I’d be game.

  • Nonscpo

    If they anounce the deffinitive version I’ll be slightly piss. I just bought the game yesterday, sometimes I think I have the worst luck 🙁

    • Lester Paredes

      I have that same luck, my friend. Every time I break down and buy something at full price, it always seems to go on sale a week later.

      • Nonscpo

        Well in all fairness I Didn’t pay full price. My local media store (dvds, games, cds) is going out of business which really sucks, but in a possitive note clearance sales are ongoing. So DVds are 50% off and games are 40% off. Its been ages since I got a brand new physical game at a crazy price, also picked up Hatsune Miku 2 😀

  • Kuroneko

    Hi guys,

    Hana here! I was wondering if this is a sequel what you’d wish to see improved. Maybe the story?

    • Nonscpo

      My only issues so far have to do with the controls, but I think those can be adjusted in the settings.

    • Fed

      Good question! 🙂

      I feel that the user interface would benefit greatly from some optimising. Start menu/Accessory menu/Window on Liberty menu… I think they could all be merged and/or streamlined so it is quicker to access the menu you want.

      If its technically possible, I would also like to skip a battle with an online token completely (instead of loading the battle with 3…2…1… Go… Mission Completed).

  • Lester Paredes

    I bet it’s coming to PS4.

    I wouldn’t put it past Sony. Here’s hoping it’s a Vita announcement! Until we find out what it is, I will keep my hype levels on: Low…

    • XtemmA2

      yeeehaaaw! we are on low hype level, baby!
      (higher hype level includes caps and multiple typos)

      • Lester Paredes

        I just don’t want to be crushed if the new announcement is another Vita title being whisked away to greener pastures, like Tearaway.

    • Ichigo Yoite

      Good idea!

  • Ohhhh I’m very interested to see what it could be 😀 either sequel, an updated version (delta), a ton of new content I’d be happy with any. If its a delta type announcement it wouldn’t come to the US til like 2016 so I’m not worried haha

  • Fed

    I love events like these 🙂 Sadly they’re rare in the UK. As for the announcement… I suspect its a Freedom Wars 1.5 kind of thing. Same game with more enhancements. A PS4 version would be most welcome too, so I can finally livestream this for my friends and edit video montages.