Freedom Wars Introduces The Heroine And Your Rival

By Spencer . March 4, 2014 . 11:38pm

You’re not the only trapped in a prison for centuries. Freedom Wars has other key characters like Beatrice "Lilly" Anastasi voiced by Akiba’s Trip 2 voice actress Eriko Nakamura. Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay) is Able "Strafe" Balto, a rival character in Freedom Wars.


Freedom Wars comes out in Japan this summer.

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    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      Based on the new character reveal of Beatrice and how she reacts to the male MC in the game, this looks much more like a JRPG that will actually involve some kind of romance between the MC and a character in-game.

      Male MC was shown in the trailer though, as you can also make a female MC if you wish, and presumably Beatrice will react the same way. Perhaps there will be a change in dialogue for different genders.

      Why is this important you ask?
      Because single player mode is confirmed!!!!

    • Croix Zapp

      Damn you beat me to it =<
      so here's my like

  • TheExile285

    Wow 0.0

    • Derry Santoso

      The trailer looks freakin’ cool!! XD

    • Ric Vazquez

      I jizzed my pants with hype.

  • Since this is gonna get localize it will be able to heal my wounded heart that is still waiting for GE2 english version…

    • Prinnydoom

      When did they say they were gonna localise it?

      • chibiwall

        This is sony, not scamco, they probably will bring it in Oct/Dec

        • TheCynicalReaper

          I like your logic, and your hope
          I’ll take it, chibiwall. I’ll adopt that hope too.

          This game is far more interesting than GE2 anyway, though I’d prefer to have both

          • chibiwall

            I haven’t lost hope in GE2 too. But for Freedom Wars I’m pretty sure it will come: it’s a AAA 2nd party, it’s already translated in english and if you think about it the only games which they didn’t localize are those of namco, visual novel and mmorpg.
            However I believe in GE2 because was a very long project and it would be a waste of potential sales if they don’t bring it here, but time is crucial, they can’t announce all the “hunting games” togheter, so the timeline of events should be this
            – now we have Toukiden and Ragnarok Ace
            > SS: Delta tomorrow in Japan
            – SS: Delta in the West, probably June
            > Freedom Wars in Japan, June
            – FW in the west, November

            Now they can insert GE2, but it would be in conflict with some of the other, the best would be before SS Delta, but this mean that all the releases could be postponed

          • MaximDualBlade

            SSDelta in May. 3-4 months between a hunting is the sweet spot ;) And honestly if they are going to release a “complete” version of God Eater 2(just in case they are planning it already), I prefer to wait, especially if we get Delta and Freedom Wars before.

        • Prinnydoom

          Hmmm Lets wait and see. But if this is anything like god eater then we should see it soon. It looks to good to pass up thats for sure.

        • MaximDualBlade


    • Go2hell66

      would much rather have GE2

      • Raze

        And why is that?

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          why question someone preference

          • Raze

            I’m just asking

            Is that wrong?

        • Go2hell66

          from what i’ve seen of the two games. GE2 looks infinitely better between the two.

          • Raze

            Well yeah….GE2 looks faster and all…
            Too bad the enemies were just recycle from GE DLC aragami from PSP…

            Still need to play this one first before giving my verdict though….

      • Somebodyissilent

        Why choose one? Find a way to have both.

        • Go2hell66

          i will if they both get localised.

          • Somebodyissilent

            We can only hope.

      • chibiwall

        They are both great and pretty different imho

      • Me too, Alisa is in it after all, but Bamco seems to forsaken the west already

  • Lemski07


  • SHSL Big Bro

    Is it me or does Jouji Nakata voice that bara dude with the white hair?

    • DyLaN


  • tubers

    Youtube vid: 1:18 and 1:24.

    PLEASE! Let Allied Abudctors be part of active combat! That’d be insane in the handheld genre!

  • That was an awesome trailer. My fight for freedom will begin! ……..As soon as they localize it that is lol.

  • Somebodyissilent

    Why you gotta tease me so?

  • MitsukiIX

    My bishie detector detects an evil beautiful bishounen…. hnnnnnnnnnnng

    • Nickie

      Now, if only Male MC’s could romance Beatrice and Female MC’s that delicious bishie and somehow make him yours then all is well.

      Buuttttt in all honestly and my heart of hearts Beatrice will just act the same no matter what gender since ‘girls don’t play games’. T^T

      • Firekitty

        Or maybe they’ll be awesome and give us suggestive scenes with BOTH characters.

        • Steven Higgins

          I can totally see Able taunting a male MC, getting in way to close to his face with a sneaky little grin.

          • Firekitty

            Yes please!

      • Rita Tong

        Alisa from God Eater says hi and agrees.

        That being said, I have a super soft spot for tsunderes and she was adorable so it was ok.

        (Does Soma count as a tsundere too?)

  • natchu96

    Well if we weren’t sure there was a plot before . . .

  • natchu96

    Also, it feels like there are only two kinds of mecha out there: Humanoid, and Dragon.

  • Loli Summoner

    Hmmm…TBH honest, I’m not really impressed with this trailer sadly. It didn’t give me that…shiver of excitement ya know?

  • Notquitesure?

    Looks more like an antagonist than a rival.

    • Masa

      Agree, white hair + huge sword = bad guy
      In most games anyway, xD.

      • Firekitty

        Nah, white hair usually means anti-hero.

        • DarkLight

          Or you know sephiroth

          • Firekitty

            Sephiroth had silver hair.

          • DarkLight

            Close enough,he’ll just die it.

          • Firekitty

            I guess he could do that, but imagine how long it would take him to grow it past his knees! And then he’d need like five boxes of dye @[email protected]

        • Ragna? Dante? Archer? Where? (And all three have red clothes too xD )

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I like how i knew just enough japanese to understand what’s going on with the girl but are you going to have a girlfriend when you’re a girl?
    and he seems more like anti hero than just a rival, considering he messed up your mission and such.

  • Kornelious

    Bad-ass rival, Cute love interest, Epic sword fights, and just down right epicness…..THIS GAME LOOKS AWESOME!!! :D
    If this doesn’t get localized I will cry :'( it’s gotta be the best hunting game anticipated right now, and could be one of the top hunting games :)

    • jamurjamban

      this game will 99% get localized :D

    • Vash bane

      the game does look nice but best hunting game is too long a stretch :p there’s a lot of contenders. personally ive been losing interest in the game only when I see these articles here that I get interested in it xP

  • Roberto

    this keep getting better and better

  • Tincho Kudos

    Wow looks even better! Love the designs of the characters

  • chroma816

    Shit this best be coming over the US. I’d love to play this.

  • TheAnswerisback

    ;Lol watch once they localize this game God eater 2 will follow suit but by that time its to late I’d be to busy hooked on this game as good as it seems

    • Vash bane

      im curious if its going to be called burst or something if it releases …i’m still curious of the story in GE2 :p

  • Earthjolly

    Awesome. Seems this will be like Soul Sacrifice wheres theres an emphasis on the story

  • Firekitty

    Sooo if I play a female character, do they switch places so the dude is the love-interesty Damsel in Distress and the lady is my rival? Because otherwise I’m really curious how they’re going to make this work with the gender option…

    Though maybe it’s the MALE PCs who will be out of place there, given that her nickname is ‘Lilly’…

    Either way, I hope this means we get some suggestive scenes with Abel, too…

  • artemisthemp

    Sony announce release date already

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Wait, it has Archer in it? How do I not know about these things?

  • Steven Higgins

    I never liked hunting games, but the more I see of this one, the more I want it.
    And now I have the urge to name my character Cain.

  • Alexandra Cordes


    Since we can change our character’s sex, does that mean the heroine becomes a… well, a male?
    Probably not, but if she’s the love interest… oh boy, that’ll be interesting for all of the female players. XD

    • Vash bane

      and there’s going to be ALOT of female characters

  • Rita Tong

    I’m of the opinion if you’re going to make a love interest that reacts the same regardless of gender, they better be really freaking adorable. Like hnnnnng want to squish and hug them adorable. Then I forgive you.

    Plus it’s a white haired bishie. We all know how those end up.

  • Vash bane

    so this “rival” is another faction or something? seeing as he has ….er whatsyoucallit abductor? or is he the antagonist orsomething?

    the games story and music intrigues me. but if its going to be like anything @ritatong:disqus says then I might just hate the story and just like the music and setting. lol

  • SHSL Big Bro

    So we have Kotomine Kirei as an Ally and Archer as a Rival. Great.

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