Freedom Wars Sinner Festival Announcement Let Down

A hyped and scheduled Freedom Wars announcement came to the title’s Osaka, Japan “Sinner Festival” late Saturday, January 10th. Fans of the highly praised Vita title, may now wonder “where’s all the buzz?”

Many may have expected Sony’s announcement to revolve around an upgraded version or even a sequel to the game, but when the end of the festival arrived, ‘you had to be there’ in order to fully appreciate the news.

At the event’s grand finale, there was an announcement of lottery winners out of those who attended. Then, the Freedom Wars developers mentioned a new project involving the game’s “Propaganda Idols,” the Panopticon’s trio of pacifying performers, referring to “five” new tracks and the possibility of additions to the troupe.

If you’ve played the game, you might wonder why these Propaganda Idols don’t seem familiar, and that’s because they don’t make any appearances except in the form of related voice actors. The Idols were originally used to advertise the game. Below, is a complimentary video for your edification:

My Opinion:

This is certainly not the news many Sinners were anticipating. While it’s to be expected that attending the event would offer richer rewards, Sony has to realize that there are many more perked ears outside of Japan, eager to hear something major for the future of a beloved title.


Jordan Loeffler is an Associate Writer for MONG who drives a 2006 Pontiac Vibe with Minnesota license plates even though he lives in Portland, OR. She’s seafoam green, and she drives like a wave. You can follow him on IGN and on Twitter.

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