Liberation Maiden Sin Flies Out With A Look At New Japan

By Spencer . August 30, 2013 . 4:00pm

While it isn’t a shooter like Liberation Maiden, Liberation Maiden Sin continues Shoko Ozora’s story as the second president of New Japan. You play as one of Shoko’s aides who has the power to read minds, an especially handy ability for a visual novel game.


Chiyomaru Shikura, president of 5pb and Mages, felt that after the ending in Liberation Maiden players will want more which is one of the reasons why Mages developed Liberation Maiden Sin.


Liberation Maiden Sin is slated for release on December 5 on PlayStation 3.

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  • Reiswindy

    Guess it’s finally time to get a PS3.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “Chiyomaru Shikura, president of 5pb and Mages, felt that after the ending in Liberation Maiden players will want more which is one of the reasons why Mages developed Liberation Maiden Sin.”

    I’m sure fans wanted a sequel. I’m just not so sure that a visual novel is what they had in mind, especially since the plot of the original was silly and over-the-top.

    • Pyrotek85

      I feel like a VN is less likely to get localized too.

      • surakian

        You never know. Companies like XSEED, NIS America and Aksys have been taking more and more risks.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          NISA isn’t interested in doing VN

          • Bacon_n_Lettuce

            Pretty sure Disgaea Infinite was a visual novel, but then again, NISA probably only did that because it was first-party NIS.

  • Marche90

    Still interested in this, but I doubt that this will get out of Japan in its current form. Somehow, I feel like this would have more chances if it were on Vita or 3DS.
    Also, I still find somewhat dumb to put the VN in a platform where the original game isn’t available, but then again, 5pb. doesn’t do Nintendo platforms…

  • Ethan_Twain

    I do not understand this product at ALL. I mean, wasn’t the original a parody? It’s Suda – he doesn’t do genres, he does grossly exaggerated genre mockery. That’s at least what I’ve read whenever people question something like characterization in Lollipop Chainsaw. Liberation Maiden was the same. Schoolgirl? Check. Giant Robots? Check. Aliens bent on destroying Japan (and seemingly only Japan)? Check. So far this could just be Gunbuster (bet you didn’t expect a retro anime reference coming out of this guy huh?), but then they went the next step and said “By the way this schoolgirl is also the president of new Japan and prefers to handle the job of protecting her people hands on.”

    Okay, that’s parody. That’s utterly ridiculous. And the story wasn’t really the driving force in the game anyway, it was a score attack shooter.

    So now there’s a sequel, and it’s a visual novel. And from the looks of things it’s taking the premise seriously? So an unimportant aspect of Liberation Maiden is getting blown out and emphasized in totally the wrong way for the sequel. That’s how I read it.

    Like I said, I don’t get this at all. Who thought this was a good idea?

    • raitouniverse

      My thoughts exactly. It feels like they want to capitalize on having a pretty girl as the main character to make some romance VN. Really not my cup of tea, and it’s somewhat disappointing, but it has its audience for that.

      • DyLaN

        Romance VN can be good too. Just look at Rewrite. Or any key VN.

        • raitouniverse

          oh I know, they can be very good. Not bagging on that, I just don’t like them all that much, not really my thing. And it seemed like a really random move for this game.

    • DyLaN

      Did you miss the notice tht Suda wrote some of the routes?

      • Ethan_Twain

        I totally did.

        Which answers one question. No, they won’t be taking this too seriously.

        But raises another: Can Suda write?

    • Small correction: the bad guys in the original Liberation Maiden weren’t aliens, they were an ambiguously-defined foreign power encroaching upon Japanese territory – which just so happened to echo real contemporary Japanese fears about Chinese expansionism. It was a clever little touch, even though frankly the game’s dialogue sequences were way more straight-faced than they should have been (needed more Metal Wolf Chaos and less Generic Modern Anime #2,347).

      Also, more generally: in terms of tone, integrity, spinoffs, etc. Suda really doesn’t give a shit. He hasn’t give a shit, just in general, since approximately 2008.

  • DyLaN

    Half of the teaser came frm the opening cutscene of LM ryte?

    Still, it have nice looking background and Yusuke Kozaki art. 5pb/Shikura works haven’t dissapointed me yet (I think I am one of the few who liked R;N) so I have confidence tht the plot will be decent since Suda is also assisting them.

    But then again I have feeling this will be locked in Japan so….. (I rly hope some1 picks this or more 5pb VNs up though)

  • wahyudil

    the original in 3DS, the sequel in PS3 …. not everyone has those two consoles together you know …

    • Lynx

      The same example could be used for Kingdom Hearts too. And in that case, that’s all story relevant. This isn’t.

    • surakian

      We can’t get all the games we like on one system.

  • Lemon

    That Hanazawa Kana narration…

  • InfectedAI

    I know it won’t, but I really hope this makes it out of Japan.

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