Freedom Wars Will Give You A Customizable Android Ally

By Sato . May 22, 2013 . 1:48am

Sony’s upcoming cooperative multiplayer game for the PlayStation Vita, Freedom Wars, has you play as a prisoner in a ruined world, forced to fight in wars as a way to mitigate your million year prison sentence. The game will have you fighting against giant enemies called Abductors. The latest issue of Famitsu shares some additional info following our earlier reports.

 

According to Famitsu, the Abductors who normally go around capturing civilians and your comrades might also be abducting you, the player, as well. However, you won’t be alone, as you’ll also have an allied android girl, who is responsible for keeping a close eye on the Criminals. This could possibly explain the female android who was shown getting her arm torn off by an Abductor in the recent trailer.

 

You’ll also be able to customize your friendly android’s hair, face, clothing, AI, speech lines and voice.

 

It has also been reported that Freedom Wars will feature a growth element for the player. There will be a wide selection of weapons such as great swords and rifles, and they’ll be divided into long and short-ranged weapons. Most of the combat action will consist of cutting and destroying, similar to other games of the hunting genre, which also includes destroying certain parts of enemies.

 

Additionally, you’ll be able to use the thorny grappling vine on walls for mobility purposes and there will also be various types, with different abilities. It will also feature a growth system that reinforces the device.

 

Freedom Wars  is slated to be released sometime in 2014 for PlayStation Vita.


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  • KuchikiSentou

    I’m completely stoked. 2014 can’t come soon enough.

  • JustThisOne

    Damnit! This sounds too cool, but I don’t have a Vita.

    Also, if resources are strapped to the point that their forcing prisoners and criminals to fight their wars, why are they even given the luxury of their own personal androids? Or… I dunno, I’m going to assume this is all going to be explain somehow in the game.

    Maybe this is all coming out of your “paycheck”/sentence in the end. xD

    • Curan_Altea

      You’ve got a year to save.

      Yeah, it’s a little silly…..
      But super customizable companions? I want it even more then before.
      And the confirmation of greatswords is nice.

    • Testsubject909

      If/When you get a Vita, tell us. We’ll add you.

    • Draparde

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the android ally was there to keep you in line. and perhaps even be in charge of when you do bad or good things in a mission or whatever.

      customizing them, could be just something they’d do to try to get the prisoner to somewhat like(at least appearance wise) it being around.

      or it could just be a player choice thing that makes the droid just happen to look how the player made them.

    • Asaoko

      “to keep an close eye on the criminals”

    • Firekitty

      It’s probably an issue of manpower rather than a lack of resources.

      It could also be that, due to the dangers of the missions, why not send a criminal with a massive sentence on their head to take care of it? If they succeed, cool, you’ve got some rescued people. If they fail, cool, you’ve got a dead criminal no longer sucking up resources in prison.

  • TheExile285

    This is sounding awesome.

    My android will be modeled after Noel Vermilion! ^_^

  • Testsubject909

    Mkaaay…

    Going to keep an eye open for this.

    But this is a good start to get me hyped.

  • Dollow Rlance

    I am proud to be a PSVita user. Freedom Wars shows it

  • Keima88

    My custom android suggestion: Aigis from persona 3.

    • http://www.thevitalounge.com/ Tyler Olthoff

      Yes! Best comment I’ve seen in awhile!

    • vileBrenman

      Yes! I would make my player character look like the persona 3 protag. That way I can give him an
      aigis.Android

    • ShadowDivz

      Damn you beat me to it! Fine im going with Labrys then.
      Or i might try to remake my pawn from Dragon’s Dogma.

    • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

      This. Now I want this!

  • Raze

    It looks great…
    Need to look it more though..
    Especially the story section….

    And…
    I think I’ll make my android based on KOS-MOS…

    • Curan_Altea

      I prefer T-Elos myself.
      Still a good idea for the android though.

  • Highasthesky

    Oh yeah, now it gets kinky.

    • Abyan Haidar

      well.. it has to be..

  • Lemon

    Well, I can probably expect robot-waifus to become even more popular once this game is out. I wonder if these android girls will learn to develop feelings, as well?

    • ShadowDivz

      First step to taking over humanity, robots get feelings.

      • Testsubject909

        I don’t care.

        If they’re equipped with a Virtually Identical Reproductive Genitalia with Internal Nutritional Systems. I’m good…

        Or V.I.R.G.I.N.S. if you’d rather the shortened version.

        It’d just mean they’re fully functional.

  • Kaitsu

    Sony should create more of these type of games. It’s really rare of them to do so. Because this looks really neat….but it’s not coming out any time soon, and that’s just the Japanese version. =

    • Wrestling_God

      Its a Sony first party game, so it is bound to release worldwide from the start.

      • ShadowDivz

        It’s first party? Then yeah, it has a good chance of being released worldwide then.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Wow. Now this is getting me even more interested in this game. Heck, I would get a Vita just for this game.

    • 324234

      Do it! And then play all of the already-released amazing games until it comes out. Starting with Soul Sacrifice if you’re a hunting fan.

  • Lucian Kara

    This game looks shockingly interesting. Is the Vita finally stepping up to the plate and getting some real kick-ass exclusives?

  • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

    Yeah! personal ??? doll!!

    • PreyMantis

      personal fat doll…?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Personal cat doll?

        • sherimae1324

          gravity rush’s kat as doll?

          • Solomon_Kano

            Even better!

  • HassanJamal

    The game gets more interesting with each new piece of info.

  • sherimae1324

    the producer of this game is junichi yushizawa the same producer of
    oreshika 2 the sony cel-shaded rpg for vita ^_^

    we can expect those games will be shown at tgs
    and this game is also at 69% before completion…

    • Solomon_Kano

      Huh. I wonder if any other Oreshika 2 staff are working on this? Been a minute since we heard about that one, so I wonder if they didn’t decide to do this first then get back to Oreshika?

      • sherimae1324

        actually ive been waiting for oreshika 2 like eternity, lol

        well the director of the game says we should wait alittle bit more, maybe at tgs?

        but i hope they give us just even screenshots will be fine
        i hope this game will be a great rpg for vita that will make other platform users envious, lol ^_^

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, we’ll probably see Oreshika again at TGS. I hope so anyway. It’s been a looooong time since Sony last made an RPG.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Oh boy, So FRIGGIN HYPE.

    • Wrestling_God

      This is not hype, they are just showing some neat info of an upcoming game for the Vita next year.

      • 324234

        I think he means he’s hyped for the game.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    My Little Android Can’t Be This Awesome.

    With all those customization options, I can’t wait for this! =^_^=

    • http://steamcommunity.com/id/noumi_kud Kudryavka

      Hey, we should totally deck it out together! Well, assuming they won’t try to region lock the multiplayer servers like they had initially did in MH3U… ^^;

      This is going to feel like one very long wait to 2014 ._.

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        Sure, that would be fun =) And yes, 2014 is still quite a while off unfortunately lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m sold.

  • Vash bane

    lolz my fanfic in reality(with a few changes) lol

    “you’ll be able to use the thorny grappling vine on walls for mobility purposes”

    3D gear?

    • neogeno

      Ha! Knew there’d be a Titans reference somewhere in the comments after that line.

    • PreyMantis

      Was expecting this comment. Not disappointed.

    • 07thCrow

      Drat! You beat me to it! First look at the trailer and I thought “Titans meets God Eater”.

  • serverny

    So many options as DLC for these companions. Neat.

  • gamefreak86

    Ahh le sigh. Pre ordering. Fuck I got a massive backlog and I’ve yet to grab SS. Just hope its not exclusive to EB dlc content wise when it happens.

  • Pockystix

    so we can customize our androids AND ourselves. . . right?

    would personally prefer that. . .

    *still kinda annoyed that you chose the gender of your computer in Devil Survivor 2*

    • Kai2591

      hopefully so.

    • http://geekouts.blogspot.com/ miruki

      Customization of the player character would make sense for a multiplayer game, it’s weird that they haven’t mentioned it yet tho..

  • PersonaSpace

    Every detail about this game sounds better and better. I think if this comes out in the US it will fill the gap left from my Phantasy Star Universe days.

  • psycho_bandaid

    My Android will probably be secretly plotting my demise.

    …why do I always go for the crazy ones?

    • MellowMadman11

      No one can resist the crazy.

      • fireemblembeast

        Lol at your avatar…point and case XD

        • MellowMadman11

          There is always room for more crazy waifus, just don’t tell Rena that.

  • Zurashii

    Miku Hatsune as a partner?

    • PersonaSpace

      DLC for that wouldn’t be surprising. Incidentally i’d buy it.

      • Kai2591

        Indeed.
        Indeed.

      • jujubee88

        PSO2 has it. Well, custom character costumes that make a character look more like Miku.

  • Kai2591

    How I’ll customize my ‘friendly’ android:-

    hair: twintails (blond or black)
    face: angry-lookin’
    clothing: fitting for an ojou-sama (with armored skirt)
    AI, speech lines and voice: tsundere ftw!

    Ouehehehehe~

    • X_Bacon

      “I-I’m not keeping an eye on you because I l-like you or anything! So don’t get the wrong idea!”

      …now we’ll just need Rie Kugimiya to voice her and…

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        Let me finish that for you.

        ……she will be glorious. ^_^

        • Kai2591

          Glory to the tsundere!

          • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

            All hail the Tsun! =^_^=

      • ShadowDivz

        Oh you.I think you just read my mind xD

        Or how about:

        protag: Are you okay?
        RoboWaifu :Don’t worry about me! Im just a robot!
        *blush* idiot….

      • Kai2591

        You read my mind :)

    • Warboss Aohd

      Tsundere? SMASH DA TSUNDERES!!!

      Dey iz very un-orky!

      WAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!
      ‘Ork army roars in turn’

      • Kai2591

        Foul xenos.
        YOU CANNOT RESIST THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS!

        • Warboss Aohd

          Empress? da zog iz ya on about, da imperium humiez worship a Emperor.

          • Kai2591

            Warboss you are severely outdated.

            The Emperor is dead and in His stead is a new female ruler!

          • Warboss Aohd

            When did dis ‘appen? woz it when me an’ da Mad Wolves woz fightin’ da Chaos Humiez?

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Sounding interesting. I hope to hear more awesome news.

    EDIT: I’ve been thinking who does the MC(?) remind me of…? Then I remembered! He reminds of Takagi from Bakuman – must be the headphones.

  • Anzac26

    I’d play this just to get a free robo-waifu.

    • MrTyrant

      Thousand time this!

  • Ferrick

    My android can’t be this cute ?

  • Bur

    Girl only? Dang. I was hoping to have my own little android cabana boy follow me around.

    • Firekitty

      I was thinking the exact same thing XD! If I can make my robot buddy a cute dude, It’ll make the inevitable trite romance between him and the hero and all the accompanying waffling about ‘what it means to be human’ bearable.

      At least give us the option of a flat chest and some more ‘boyish’ voice options…Paku Romi, Ogata Megumi, Hirata Hiromi, someone along those lines.

      • http://geekouts.blogspot.com/ miruki

        I’m always amazed at how awesome Romi sounds as both male and female characters. She just pulls both off so damn well.

        If there would be a real male android option, I’d definitely vote for Takehito Koyasu as one of the possible voice options.

        God, now I totally want a game with a heroine voiced by Romi and a hero with Koyasu’s voice… 8)

        • Firekitty

          Yeah, Paku is awesome no matter who or what she’s playing, it seems.

          If there was a true male option, Koyasu would definitely be at the top of my wanted voices list. Morikubo Showtaro and (in my dreams) Wakamoto Norio would round out the options nicely XD.

          I’d rather see Paku opposite Ohkawa Tohru, but I’d still be all over anything that included both her and Koyasu. Dream cast <3

  • Virevolte

    The standard design is fine by me. I like the one on the picture.

  • Solomon_Kano

    inb4omgwhyaretheaccessorieswomentheworldisfullofmisogyny D:

    Jokesss.

    That said, I’m looking forward to being followed around by Motoko Kusanagi.

  • Niyari

    GAH more hunting games. oh well, better than nothing i guess

  • Zal_Yagun

    The Barbed grappling chain used in mobility makes me think Lost planet 1-2. Guns to “hunt” with also does too. Just needs mech suits and giant bugs

  • Raltrios

    I hope the customization is deep. At the very least, on the level of Gods Eater Burst, preferably even better. I was really disappointed by the ‘customization’ in Fire Emblem Awakening, but it was a first for the series, after all.

    • Enma_Kozato

      Uh, not really. Customization of the player character was available in the FE game before Awakening, but it never made it outside Japan.

      • Raltrios

        Which is all that matters for the general western consumer. Without prior experience of something, it can be considered a first.

        • Rentekabond

          But from an actual developer’s standpoint, which is the one that matters, it’s not the first.

          • Raltrios

            But the developer’s standpoint doesn’t matter from a consumer’s standpoint if said consumer never has a chance to see the original products that introduced the concept to the series.
            FEA was the first exposure many people had to the series. FE never had much publicity in the west, so to those who haven’t played SS, PoR, etc. they’d be going in with no expectations. Such a lacking customization selection would be a big turn-off for those who are used to more involved games.

            Not that the game itself doesn’t make up for it, but even so.

          • Rentekabond

            I think we may be on the same side, because I agree that the customization was lacking. It not being the first game to have it makes it worse.

  • Ethan Lewis

    Officially excited. I do not like Monster Hunter-esque stuff but I am liking Soul Sacrifice and the art style of this looks great!

  • Göran Isacson

    So if this game can be Attack on Titan Hunter-Eater in the future with robots you can customize, I think that this has a good chance of being a surefire purchase for me. Or the grappling hook will only be able to be used on designated spots and it won’t affect gameplay much overall…

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    Brace for import or look forward to possible localization? I guess a little bit of both. Either way deep inside I’m excited.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Look forward to a localization! I can’t think of a Japan Studio game we’ve missed since Siren 2. I mean, we even got Tokyo Jungle!

      Plus Panopticon was trademarked in Europe in advance of them even setting up the teaser site, so it’s a pretty safe bet we’ll get this.

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        Music to my ears! Then I shall await the localization (^..^ )/ That is a good point!

        Oh man… Excitement is building!

        • Solomon_Kano

          All aboard the hypetrain!

          • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

            XD! I have my ticket~

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    So it’ll be Ys, Phantasy Star, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace and this game? Now the Vita was totally worth it *-*

    • Testsubject909

      The Vita was already totally worth it, it already had excellent games and a good variety of them too, plus being region free makes it a nice boon (got two games imported that’s being shipped as we speak).

      Additionally, PS1 and PSP games look great on it and plays great too. Some PSP games that really needed a second analog gets an automatic “patch” or “fix” on the Vita and just becomes all the more enjoyable.

  • fireemblembeast

    This looks and sounds really stylish so far~

  • Pfantzypantz

    Mecha-Hisui yes

  • sherimae1324

    hey just some details

  • sherimae1324

    and another one….

  • artemisthemp

    Custome the android Cloth – Swimsuit DLC inc :)

  • zed grim

    me want.

  • Rolling Guy

    I hate myself for picking 3DS over PSVita. If this gets an English release. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/noumi_kud Kudryavka

    That would be neat~ Hopefully it’s not going to be as silly as Dark Souls when trying to play with a friend who’s actually on a different server and you can’t manually select servers, etc… Oh God, the horrors!

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