More Details On Freedom Wars’ New Heroine And Rival Characters

By Sato . March 6, 2014 . 5:33pm

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We recently got a look at the heroine character and your rival in Freedom Wars’ latest trailer. While both characters still remain shrouded in mystery, the officia website’s latest update gives us a closer look at the characters.

 

Beatrice “Lilly” Anastasi:

 

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Lilly is a mysterious female character in the Panopticon who was rescued by the protagonist. Even after being rescued, she remains active as a prisoner, as she’ll be helping the protagonist in battle.

 

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Lilly appears to have resigned to her fate as a prisoner and has given up on her dreams. That said, even though she has her concerns, she does her best to keep moving forward with a positive personality. She’s also a bit of a technology geek.

 

Abel “Strafe” Balto:

 

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Abel is from a rival Panopticon called “Hourai” that competes with the one the protagonist resides in as a prisoner. This Panopticon has a strong alliance with various others, and Abel is the ace of Hourai. He’s also considered one of the “world’s strongest prisoners”.

 

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The “Red Rage” is an original man-made Abductor that he can control on his own. While this artificial Abductor is the oldest of them all, it’s still one of the strongest. For the longest time, its existence was in doubt, until it appeared alongside Abel.

 

It is said that this could mean that the Hourai Panopticon may have found a way to revive the lost technologies.

 

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Your android partners called “Accessories” will be there to keep an eye on you at all times, but they’ll also be there to help out in the battlefield.

 

You’ll be able to customize them any way you like, from facial features, to body size. You’ll also be able to put on different accessories such as headphones, glasses, and decal stickers.

 

Players will be able to use the “Ruby Talk” feature for their Accessories, which allows you to set phrases for them to say in combat. This feature has various adjustments such as accent, pitch, speed, and more.

 

Freedom Wars is slated for release this summer in Japan for PlayStation Vita.


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  • KuroNathan

    I wonder if the text to speech option will be available in the US as well? Probably not considering how our language works compared to japanese

    • Detrimont

      it’ll probably be that you’re able to select phrases from a list

    • Ferrick

      Freedom wars with MS sam voice lol

      • KuroNathan

        Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.
        I’m… half…. crazy…… all…. for….. the… love…. of… you.

    • Firion Hope
    • Kaetsu

      Apparently the program there using to translate text to speech is English compatible so it could make it’s way into a west version.

      EDIT: The program is called RubyTalk

  • Serge

    This game look good, but i really hope that the battle system is faster than we saw on the trailer.

    • Hound

      It was similar concerns that kind of killed the impression of Arcana Heart in the west before its release (even though it can be the fastest fighting game around when played purposefully.)

      Hopefully a noticeable difference in speed in the trailer means in-depth controls, a better sense of control, or only represents initial playing experience.

    • xavier axol

      I may with you on a faster battle system, but at the same time having a game built for multiplayer wouldn’t be a bit chaotic?

  • TheCynicalReaper

    I’m so excited, and need this to come out to the West so badly. haha

    I’m a bit disappointed in Abel, though. I thought he would be from some rebellion force against the totalitarian Panopticon. Would’ve made for great moral drama
    Still, I do like what they’ve did with him and the special Abductor he has with him

  • mynameisdats

    I wonder if which will they announce for localization first SS Delta or Freedom Wars?

  • Duc PC-QB

    Can we have a romantic relationship with Accessories ?

    • Kornelious

      Probablly would be the same answer to “Can we romance our pawns in dragons Dogma” Now wouldn’t it be to good to be true to be able to romance our literal dream girl? lol

      • ShadowDivz

        Too good to be true, indeed.

        Which is why we can’t do it. Im actually gonna try and remake my pawn from dragon’s dogma.

        …..very strange that you bring it up.

        • Kornelious

          Not really, I just really like Dragons Dogma.
          I just have that sort of effect on people I guess, lol :)

        • Hound

          Hm.. My Dragon’s Dogma character was a two sword-using little girl with scars all over her face and arms (because it was funny to run around committing violent atrocities as such) and my ideal pawn was a very short very fat old lady with a sword and shield that had a manly voice.

          Not sure if I could copy either in any other game..

          • TrueDefault

            Interesting… taste.

          • Hound

            All for comedic effect, not taste xP

          • Göran Isacson

            The tale of Scar-Girl and her assistant Battle Granny sounds like the kind of epic I would pay to read in comic/Tv-show form. Hats off for your creativity :)

    • Lemski07

      YES WE CAN!

    • makubexnas

      comander sharperd approve it

      • O.O

        LOL! gamer poop XXD

  • Warren

    Wow so many anime reference androids I can make, so little time.

  • pixxxelz

    mm, you’ll be able to customize your partner any way you want….interesting

  • http://gamesero.wordpress.com/ Arla

    I really like her design, but the games like bland as hell.

  • tubers

    His Abductor partner looks generic (only red) because it looks just like the weakest Abductor (white).

    They could’ve given it a more unique design :(

  • Saphiren

    Graphics seems great; Gameplay seems a little slow. It’s strange to want a singleplayer story in this type of game?

    • Arcana Drill

      nop, my other preferred hunting game (God eater) have a story too, and while not perfect and groundbreaking, its very enjoyable.

    • Ladius

      Not really, that’s part of the reason I enjoyed God Eater and Toukiden more than other games in the same genre.

      I guess those that are more oriented toward “pure” hunting games could find that part less relevant, while those of us who are used to jrpgs and other story-driven genres need to have some single player motivation to progress in the game.

  • Earthjolly

    Game looks phenomenal. Hope they speed it up a bit more though.

  • donitaruga

    Oh man, my hype train is going so fast you can’t even see it anymore.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Please localize this! (o.o)/

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

    So sold on this game. I love all the features you can do with the Accessories. Also,

    “That said, even though she has her concerns, she does her best to keep moving forward with a positive personality. She’s also a bit of a technology geek.”

    I think I’m in love lol

  • Kornelious

    Game looks Amazing! i don’t know why people keep saying that the combat looks slow, I quite liked it, it makes you feel more weighty (Y’know, minus the wall slinging) Can’t wait for a localization announcement :)

  • ShadowDivz

    You’ll be able to customize them any way you like, from facial features, to body size.

    Tsundere-loli-robo waifu confirmed.

    • natchu96

      Debating between tsundere and yandere right now.

      They’re armed! Perfect for securing their place as lover!

      • Ferrick

        “I… It’s not like i saved you because i liked you! Baka!”

        “Oho~, did you think I’ll allow you to die before i kill you myself?”

        • Kai2591

          HMMM a difficult choice….

        • Ric Vazquez

          hard to decide

        • natchu96

          Don’t yandere normally kill every other girl that so much as stands within 10 meters of you first?

    • Cursingcomet

      You forget the height. The height is one important factor in being the perfect tsundere. I think….

  • Callonia

    Ok fine, I thinK I finaly have a excuse to buy playstation vita now.

  • Rudy Soto

    Ah, so the rival is also a prisoner. I was under the impression that he was an escapee trying to mess with the panopticon.

  • Arcana Drill

    Well, this explain the abductor thing obeying the rival orders, i was really confused, cause they said he was a prisoner and he was controlling the monsters, well… excited for the game!

  • psycho_bandaid

    Yandere Accessory is watching you sleep

  • Kayseur

    Hopefully we’ll get to play the demo soon, that’s all I need to truly be excited or not. Because while it does look slow on the outside, maybe actually playing it makes it feel faster, once you know how to use the ibara.

  • Monterossa

    OK, can I preorder now?

  • JustThisOne

    I feel like an eagle has attached to Abel’s underside for sustenance or something.

    But anyway, I’m not sure if this is intentional or lost in translation, but it’s interesting that they chose the word “rival” and not “antagonist”. Maybe he’s the anti-hero, here?

  • neogeno

    Excellent. I shall instruct my accessory to inform all who join her in battle that wolves hunt in packs.

    • Garrus Vakarian

      Dragons Dogma Yeah!

  • Ric Vazquez

    Mah new waifu >.>

  • Ric Vazquez

    “You’ll be able to customize them any way you like, from facial features, to body size” Oppai prepare to be increased to the max.

    • ShadowDivz

      Name her Litchi from Blazblue.

      • Ric Vazquez

        LOL

  • Göran Isacson

    Got to admit, I’m kind of curious as to why Abel has a swan-carcass stuck to his belt. One would think a prison would work against such personalized accesorizing.

    • ShadowDivz

      He has a swan carcass attached to him because swans are jerks. Anyone who has seen regular show would know that.

      • Göran Isacson

        Aaah, true. That swan was probably a really jerky warden, and he’s just sporting his carcass to show that he’s NOT one to be messed with.

  • Lucile

    What should I get first? Freedom Wars, Gods Eater 2 or Soul Sacrifice Delta? :l

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