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Sony Japan Unveils 'Panopticon' With New Reveal Trailer
Written Thursday, May 16, 2013 By Richard Walker
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Previously a countdown for a mystery Sony Japan Studio game, the time has now elapsed and revealed something known only as 'Panopticon'.

It looks like it's a stylised JRPG set in a dystopian sci-fi future where every member of the populous is assigned a number floating over their head at birth.

Featuring robotic soldiers, monstrous enemies and more, Panopticon certainly looks interesting. Details on Panopticon are a little thin on the ground at present, but a "2013.5.21" date on the game's official site points to more to come.

Check out the reveal trailer below.


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Comment #1 by SweGabe
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 07:24:30 AM
Looks interesting indeed!

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Comment #2 by Ice884
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 07:31:36 AM
Wow this does look interesting

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Comment #3 by xenoriddley
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 07:36:40 AM
Looks pretty good, kinda looking forward to it. Hoping it's not a Vita exclusive though, since I don't have one yet. Also, really interested in what the numbers mean.

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Comment #4 by EmptyFibers
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 07:41:51 AM
The counters above each head, seems a bit like a life count down, such as was in the film "In Time". Hmmmmm....

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Comment #5 by HEMSTAR
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 07:52:37 AM
2013.5.21 hmmm? xbox reveal date

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Comment #6 by luxxx
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 08:21:32 AM
Another jrpg america will never see?

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Comment #7 by Jooles
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 08:23:58 AM
It looks interesting, but forget new JRPG-IPs. It's very much time to resurrect some of the old franchises before they fall from the collective memory.

I.e. Breath of Fire.

I'd name more, but we all have our favourites. And honestly, they'd sell like crazy through their legacy alone, even though some probably would've been less than great.

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Comment #8 by Dark_Raven666
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 08:29:05 AM
JRPG you say? Well, you've piqued my curiosity alright.

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Comment #9 by Benmahalf
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 08:42:45 AM
@4 Exactly what I was thinking.

I find this interesting too. Since it's made by Sony I would expect it to see a worldwide release eventually. When was the last time they put out an RPG?

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Comment #10 by GooseDaPlaymaker
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 09:14:26 AM
@5 Why would you...?

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Comment #11 by sanchezz4387
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 09:39:08 AM
looks great

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Comment #12 by ninuchin
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 09:46:14 AM
Reminds me breath of fire iv + gravity rush

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Comment #13 by ablackhouse
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 11:27:20 AM
Jeez this looks pretty awesome.

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Comment #14 by maddester
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 11:55:11 AM
JRPG? I'm all in. *happy Japanese dance*

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Comment #15 by I Was Banned
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 01:15:34 PM
There bar above there head is how much time they have left to live;)

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Comment #16 by Jooles
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 02:03:31 PM
#12 - Don't you mean BoF V? Seeing a similarity was actually what sparked my comment. ^^

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Comment #17 by Aori29b
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 02:16:00 PM
gonna play it for sure, jrpg are my fav, and japan studio is great. and looks like a very cool plot

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Comment #18 by Mitsuru Kirijo
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 02:21:13 PM
Ooo, every member of the POPULACE has a number over their head - I wonder what it could mean that every member of the POPULACE has a number over their head - what will happen when it's revealed what it means, that number over the heads of every member of the POPULACE...?

Mmm, anyways, be right back - I'll have to watch the trailer some other place where the image quality doesn't trigger a migraine...

Back - looks awesome, indeed...But, then, so did Gravity Rush - and look at how that turned out...Seems like Japan Studio might have been playing Digital Devil Saga and watching the Evangelion rebuilds for inspiration - hopefully the gameplay will live up to the trailer.

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Comment #19 by ryandavison
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 03:24:10 PM
looks interesting, can't wait to get more information on it

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Comment #20 by drkrZEN
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 03:36:38 PM
I like what I see so far. And, with Square-Enix no longer putting out good JRPGs, this will be a nice change of pace should it stay lookin' good.

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Comment #21 by Trice
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 04:18:43 PM
The character design makes me think about Devil Survivor and Persona.

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Comment #22 by ItazuraOokami
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 06:02:21 PM
It looks good. ^^ ...they all have shinigami eyes. >_>
Some of the scenes reminded me of Gurren Lagann and Eureka7.

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Comment #23 by fisty123
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 06:48:39 PM
As many comments have said looks interesting should be a good one

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Comment #24 by CReaper210
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 08:40:42 PM
There are a lot of good Japanese games, but they're always so weird, aren't they!?

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Comment #25 by kpheg5953
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 09:33:42 PM
Looks cool. Can't wait for more info...

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Comment #26 by DarkZeroDai
Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 02:06:47 AM
Numbers above heads eh...any one else thinking death note or just me? lol
looks good none the less, loves me a good jrpg.... when the arrive ¬_¬'

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Comment #27 by AlexisonFire
Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 10:56:40 AM
is it just me or does anyone else hear a hint of the MGS theme in there?

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