New Sony Japan Studio Anime-style Game Teased with Trailer and Screenshots

By Giuseppe Nelva

May 16, 2013

May the 21st will be the day of the new Xbox reveal, but PlayStation fans will have something to look forward to as well. Today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan fully opened the teaser website of a new game in development at Sony Japan Studio. The title seems to be “Panopticon“, if we are to believe the url of the website and a trademark revealed this February.

The trailer shows a really beautiful cel-shaded anime-like art style, portraying a dystopian future in which humanity has to fight against giant monsters with a diverse mix of weapons and powers. It also involves some sort of “score” given to the characters, that seems to be important to the story. The music track used for the video is also downright awesome.

There are no firm details shared at the moment, not even the platforms on which the game will be published, but below you can see the trailer and a gallery of screenshots (that you can check out below). Personally it’s hard not to be excited, first of all because it’s lovely to see Sony working on a game that seems to be firmly rooted in its Japanese visual roots, and secondly because we’ll possibly see it in the west, considering that the “Panopticon” trademark was filed in Europe. We’ll have to wait for May the 21st for the full reveal.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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