Freedom Wars Has Been In Development For Three Years

By Sato . March 3, 2014 . 1:31pm

Freedom Wars is an upcoming cooperative multiplayer hunting PlayStation Vita title, which was announced last year. Key developers recently opened blogs for the game, where they plan on reaching out to fans. In producer Junichi Yoshizawa’s blog, he reveals that the game has been in the works for quite a while.


Here’s a little tidbit from his post, where he shares a “secret story” about Freedom Wars’ development:


The other day, the development period has passed three years.


If you go by months, that’d be 36 months.


If it were a child, it’d be three years old.


What a prolonged period of time for game development!


On March 6th, the Soul Sacrifice series will be getting its second release in Soul Sacrifice Delta.




Wait, what?!


While making Freedom Wars, there’ve been two Soul Sacrifice games?! (Well, by the 6th of March)


So there you have it, Freedom Wars is a game we’ve been taking plenty of time to create.


Freedom Wars will be released sometime in summer 2014 for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Freud_Hater

    In development for 3 years, in localization process for 0 years! 8D

  • JonathanisPrimus

    So, it was before the public betrayal.

  • João Eduardo Soares

    Maybe, just a excuse to not be compared with Shingeki No kyojin, because it get popular in 2013

    • Kaetsu

      I doubt they would lie about how long the game was being made just so they wouldn’t be compared to Attack on Titan.

      • João Eduardo Soares

        To avoid plagiarism issues maybe?

        • Kaetsu

          It’s not that big of a deal that they would sue them over it.

    • neocatzon

      If it’s up to me I would release this right after SnK ends while the hype still hot and let people compare. Their interest for the series especially for 3D maneuvers can boost Freedom Wars sales.

      • karldeck

        The hype will restart when season 2 get announced for 2015 or the OVA for the next Volume.

        • neocatzon

          Perfect for collaboration project lol
          Anyway, getting compared to a popular series only do good for them.

          • JonathanisPrimus

            There probably would’ve been a crossover with SnK … had the game not been 3DS exclusive.

    • British_Otaku

      Deliberately stating a development cycle to avoid comparison to a popular thing that can only make them do better with any vague association? Really?

      These guys should be calling up Spike Chunsoft/Studio WIT/Kodansha to see whether they can get a costume in the game if anything.

      It is hardly like they are at risk of anything.

  • Kaetsu

    That’s pretty cool! Since it’s a vita game I wasn’t expecting it to take as long to make. I hope this means they’ve put a lot of effort into making this a really good game.

  • Anewme…Again

    I wonder where that 3 years went too.
    That game do look impressive, but i don’t really see how it could have took 3 years to make it, unless just a small team was working on it.

    • Kaetsu

      It may have been a small team since they were split up between this, Soul Sacrifice/Delta and possibly titles we don’t know about.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Soul Sacrifice (and Delta) was developed by MarvelousAQL. But yes, it was probably a small team working on Freedom Wars. Both Dimps, and Shift had other projects in development at the time.

        • Kaetsu

          I completely forgot that Dimps and Shift were working on this :P but still Shift was working on God Eater 2 and Dimps was co-developing lots of games.

  • JustThisOne

    That’s a pretty long time. Guess this can’t afford to flop then. :V

  • pixxxelz

    My body is ready..

  • Zer0faith

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t take anywhere near that long to localize.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      and if it does it does

      • Zer0faith

        You must be fun at parties.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          Most defintaly, my brutal realism is very popular

          • Zer0faith

            Honestly I agree, that type of person is needed whether as a straight man or a foil even if their answer isn’t the one people want to hear. Nice seeing you again by the way.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            Always a pleasure

    • MyBodyIsReady

      It’s a shame not all game’s can be localized as fast as Soul Sacrifice.

      Funny thing is this time last year when Soul Sacrifice came out I was there thinking “I can’t believe I have to wait a whole month!”. -_-‘

  • benhofb

    I really hope that the time spent on it will mean something. On the surface, the game looks freaking amazing, but I just hope it is as amazing as it looks come release.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    good, so finally SnK fanboys will shut up about this being ‘similar’ with it in term of title and abilities (swinging from building to the giant), since this was in development before the anime even come to hype.

    Oh wait, they will still says this being similar with the manga, the game developer just took the advantage of the time when the series still isn’t much popular, but it turn out that the anime suddenly come out as a hit.

  • cloudcaelum

    Hope selling well. This and SS: Delta must come to us… (and God Eater 2 :/)

    • Lucile

      Mom: Son, you have to leave the house sometime!! It’s been a weeks since you’ve done something!
      Me: Mom, NO! I’ve just finished Soul Sacrifice Delta, and now I’m on the post-game content! After this, I have to do all the DLC, and then Freedom Wars to go through and HHNNNGGGGGG~! I just can’t do it! I need this!! MY BODY NEEDS THIS!!
      Mom: You’re body….what?
      Me: SSHHH!! The life of a hermit is one THAT MUST NOT BE INTERRUPTED! I NEED TO CONCENTRATE!!! I can feel the answers COMING TO ME!
      Dad: What’s his problem?
      Mom: Something about playing with his friends on a “cool” game. I’m worried about him….
      Dad: Hmm…..
      *2 days later*
      Dad: Son, dodge!
      Me: Oh crap!!
      Dad: Come here, I’ll heal you!
      Mom: Seriously? You TOO!? Honey, what about work?
      Dad: I called in sick for the week, don’t worry! DODGE!!
      Mom: Ughh….. *facepalms*

  • MaximDualBlade

    So I guess this game will have tons of support. It will be fun

  • Prinny Dood

    Well I guess I wont be this game till 2017 dood!><

    • Milewide

      But look on the bright side.

      • Prinny Dood

        And what is that bright side dood!?

        • Milewide

          What? Oh, sorry. I had a short out-of-character moment there.

          I actually don’t believe in positive thinking.

          And neither should you.


  • With it taking so long to make I’m sure they put a lot of thought into it so it will be good =)

  • Asian_Jesus

    hope this will go beyond my expectations.

    [hoping intensifies]

  • tubers

    So basically two part time jobs (SS franchise and FW development).

    Don’t spread yourselves too thin SCEJ ;) GL with your efforts!

  • WhyWai

    It will be ugly if this game under-performed in sales….

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