Freedom Wars Demonstration Video Shows Us How To Take Out Abductors

By Sato . December 19, 2013 . 3:27pm

Sony recently announced that they’ll present their upcoming PlayStation Vita action game, Freedom Wars, as a playable title for the first time at this year’s Jump Festa, but for those of you who’d like to check it out earlier, the game’s official website has provided us with a new “how-to-play” demonstration video.



The demonstration video starts out with a short introduction by Freedom Wars’ new mascot named “Propa,” who gives us a recap on what volunteering is about.


At 2:30 we get a look at the pre-mission screen, where you’ll be setting up your weapons, gear and other items. This is also where you’ll be setting up things such as orders you’ll be giving your partner Accessory before the fight.


From the 3:30 mark of the video, we get a look at the basic commands of Freedom Wars, starting with movement, dashing, dodge rolls, camera adjusting, and how to look at your map and menu.


Next, we get a look at the “Prisoner” use the Thorn Whip, which is easily done by facing a direction and pressing X, followed by pressing the R button to shoot your way towards where it’s attached. The Thorn Whip has an energy bar that diminishes over use, and replenishes over time. Additionally, the whip can also be used to pick up items and even for recovering knocked out allies.


At 5:35, Propa gives us a closer look at using weapons, which can be switched around by pressing the up and down buttons on the D-pad. He then shows us the various combinations that can be done, followed by a look at five different weapons and their characteristic attacks.


Close-ranged weapons are recommended for advanced players due to the risk involved, but once you get a hang of using them, they’ll prove to be deadly against the Abductors. Long-ranged weapons such as assault rifles and rocket launchers are a little easier to use, and holding down the L button allows for better aiming.


The left and right buttons on the D-pad are used for combat-purpose items like bombs and grenades, which can be used by pressing the circle button. These will help in various ways, such as blowing up an Abductor’s knee to help knock it down.


That about covers the basics of Freedom Wars. Now, at 8:00, Propa gives us a look at what it’s like to combine everything we’ve learned thus far, starting with a combination attack of slashes against an Abductor while using the Thorn Whip and sword in an Attack on Titan-like fashion. You can also use the whip to grapple a part of the beast and knock it down. Doing so with more allies will be more effective.


After taking out the Abductor, you’ll be required to retrieve the civilian and take them to safety; however, the Abductors won’t be making it easy for you, as they’ll still do their best to retrieve their hostages. By safely bringing back three civilians, you win the volunteer mission.


Freedom Wars will be coming out in 2014 for PlayStation Vita.

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  • DanielGearSolid

    Gotta have it

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Oh man, I can’t even tell you how much I want this.
    My Vita is ready for this Sony! ^_^

  • Masa

    2014 looks like a great year for the vita, think its time i get one.

  • ARMs7777

    game looks sick. Gotta have it.

  • This looks really super-duper neato!

  • drproton

    This game looks super fun. Good job SCEJ/Shift.

  • TheExile285

    My body is ready! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Ecchi Pantsu


    • Aristides

      Your Avatar seems to comply lol

    • tubers

      Lmao.. perfect with your avatar

    • DivinePhoenix69

      This comment along with the avatar makes this my favorite comment i’ve seen on this site.

    • Anesia Hunter

      congrats you win comment and matching avatar of the day.

    • Alter

      *planting mines*

    • Earthjolly

      You won the game.

    • Perfect with your avatar lol

    • Ric Vazquez

      Body ready, wallet in the process of getting ready XD

  • Ryuki

    My Body is ready.
    My Vita is ready.
    We are ready.

    • Alter

      my wallet is ready.

      • Ryuki

        Sadly, my Wallet is gonna be on Life Support after the first quarter of the year. Darn you game companies for releasing so many games in February!

        • Ric Vazquez

          I know right? What is up with that? February and March are going to leave a hole in my wallet lol

    • HighBrowDrifter

      My blistered fingers are ready!…..Damn you YS……

  • Syn

    Oh man, all i need is an ENGURRRISHHHHHUUUU announcement. Love the quality games the Vita is getting in 2014 ^_^

    Edit, just saw great swords are in the game…Sold….I love me greatswords!!!!

  • MaximDualBlade

    Wow some guys almost convinced me that this game was gonna be really slow but I’m glad they didn’t because I would be ashamed after watching this video.

    I even think the player could move a little bit faster to catch up to the crazy action that’s going on and they use almost all buttons on the handheld more than 8 and all of them seem important for the core gameplay. I hope for a a really fast localization, less than a month after Japan, and simultaneously must be a very happy lie.

    • tubers

      That’s true.

      It’s nice to see a Japanese VITA make “full use” of every button.

      Up and Down seems redundant tho since you only use two weapons.

    • Alter

      yeah, those spike chunsoft’s Shingeki no Kyojin fans

    • Kaetsu

      I think every Japan Studio game has been localized and done relatively fast. In some cases NA and EU got a Japan Studio game before JP like with Knack(although that’s because of the PS4’s release date in Japan).

  • Kayseur

    Only one thing I dislike: the way the characters walk. It looks a bit weird, and a bit slow. I know they’re walking, but I still think they could speed it up a little. That said, if walking is too slow, that’s what running is here for. So it’s no big deal.
    I’m totally eager to see some more gameplay at Jump Festa and hear people’s opinion about it. This game has all of my hype.

  • sd28

    looks good im getting a god eater meets lost planet vibe

    • TheAnswerisback

      Exactly what I was thinking and most likely why I want it so much , the wall grappling reminds me of lost planet

  • tubers

    “which is easily done by facing a direction and pressing X, followed by pressing the R button to shoot your way towards where it’s attached.”

    Watched the vid and it seems you only have to look at a surface/wall then press R. Pressing X after would then cancel/remove the Thorn line.

    5:08 You can also use the Thorn to pick up items from a distance.

    9:03 It seems you can make Thorn booby traps by charging. Also, it looks like you can throw the Thorn and incapacitate an enemy like Spiderman but would render the Thorn unusable for a while

  • Karma

    My body is literally hurting from the hype. PLEASE come out soon, so we can save people with our robo-waifus/husbandos.

  • Earthjolly

    This game is going to be awesome. But can someone tell me is this going to be another monster hunter type game? Only with alien robotic creatures?

    • mike dickson

      so far it seems that way im not surprise the hunting genre is quite popular in japan

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I hope they’ll be a demo soon

  • Iyyuchtus

    If I have to play this game in japanese then SO BE IT! Can’t wait!

  • GDI

    The android waifu is too cool. I love her stance with legs far apart, and the stoic way she reloads her humongous gun is so sexy. I’m buying the game just for that.

  • Damn this looks fun! I can’t wait to join with you guys in our fight for Freedom lol =^_^=

  • My hand are so rrready for this.

  • Damarius Wingfield


  • Kai2591

    Getting this for tsundere robo-waifu~

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      you too? :3

      • Kai2591


    • Christopher Nunes

      Someone has the same idea as well. Though I might go with a shy, innocent, pure one instead. You never know.

      • Kai2591

        Hmm….that’s a good one too….
        You have good taste *thumbs up*

        • natchu96

          I want to see how Yandere would turn out.

          If we could name them I’d call her Yuno just for the heck of it.

          • Kai2591

            Do what must be done, comrade ;)

    • Ric Vazquez

      *high five*

  • Ok, this will be awesome. Exactly what my Vita needs. love the sic-fi setting.

  • Vash bane

    interesting and it seems to be one of those games that makes teamwork actually worth it. also that map was big

  • I think this game has lots of potential, good plot, good graphics and good gameplay (though IMO it could be way faster). My only concern is about the game story flow…really hope it doesn’t end up being just mission after mission to save civilians from the Titans-like-Abductors :(

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ughghfgfhgf it broke me I must get a Vita for this *or VTV*

  • Yan Zhao

    Has this game been confirmed for localization yet? Im very interested in it.

    • TheExile285

      No but its 1st party so the chances are more than good.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Running animation is terrible. Aside from that, loving it.

  • DyLaN

    Propa reminds me of the creepy/cute police bots of P-P.

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