Freedom Wars Is Coming To The West In 2014

By Ishaan . April 14, 2014 . 7:23am

Freedom Wars, Sony’s next attempt the hunting-action genre, is currently in development for the PlayStation Vita in Japan. This morning, however, Sony revealed that the game will also be released in the west. You can watch an announcement trailer for it below.



Sony list the following features for Freedom Wars:


  • Co-operative online combat with up to 8 players.
  • Intense blend of action, shooter, and strategy gameplay created in collaboration between studios Shift and Dimps.
  • Select the city you represent and help your city rise in the global ranks as you battle users from other cities and countries.
  • Customize your fighter’s appearance, class and weapons.


Freedom Wars is in development at Shift, the studio that works on God Eater, which is Bandai Namco’s own series of hunting-action titles. It will be available in North America this year. Sony haven’t announced a timeframe for Europe yet.

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  • Cerzel

    Hope they keep in the voice synth customisation.

  • Firion Hope

    Wow you’re quick on the draw with that, nice!

    Anyway I thought this would come over here. I could see if making some waves, I’m pretty excited!

  • Tincho Kudos

    All of my yes!

  • Otoya

    cant wait for it!!!!

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    Another gem for Vita, will definitely get this!

    • GOLD

      im excited too, but we have no proof this game wont suck.

      • Julio D. Zulkarnain

        Well, judging from past footages, it looked good enough for me. Add in all the customization features and I’m a happy camper.

  • TheGioG

    PS Vita, you are in NO shortage of some dang good looking games (more of which are coming pretty soon). Just take my money right now.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    can’t wait for this! Liked what I seen so far.

  • Nas

    It’s coming to Europe this year as well.

  • Masa

    Awesome news. :)

  • Neat! Looks fun.

  • Takane Shijou

    Looks like the Vita is getting quite a bit of love lately in the West. Looking forward to this.

  • Brandonmkii

    Still waiting on Namco to officially announce Tales of Hearts, then my day will be complete. Great news overall.

    • Wouldn’t that just be the icing on the cake? *_* I’m still skeptical of this rumor, but considering all these other wonderful localization announcements we’ve been getting the past couple months…

  • natchu96

    *returns home after tiring day*

    “Well let’s see what’s on Siliconera this time”

    . . .



  • Kai2591



    please keep the Japanese voice *begs*

    • AnotherVistor02

      You mean a coughcoughlolicoughcough robo waifu.
      Judging how the voice synthesizer was built for Japanese I’m sure it will be left Japanese, or else that would cost a lot of money to make a new English voice synthesizer.

      • Kai2591

        heyyy….weren’t you the one who replied to me last time, also suggesting lolis? haha!

        I sure hope you’re right, lolicon master ;)

        • AnotherVistor02

          IDK what you are talking about…
          All I did was cough on the interwebz :P
          Anyways, yeah I dont care about which voice is used
          Just bring the game over already!!

      • GH56734

        Maybe, but then again Tomodachi Collection used a localized version (there are versions of the software in English and even European languages indeed) so… wouldn’t rule it out

      • Firekitty

        One of the trailers actually showed the synthesizer being used, and the guy doing the demo actually did a couple of English phrases, so it SEEMS like it should be able to handle both?

        I’d be fine with 100% Japanese voices, too, though…

    • neocatzon

      In this trailer they use small bits of English. Yes, alphabet.

      Still, they were only showing one example (and one unplayed male English phrase). Hold your doubt and hope on this.

  • Sentsuizan_93
  • Furu Chi

    Crazy year for Vita!! :D

  • This games looks pretty good! If the battle system has a good pace, I’ll give it a try. Nice add to the PSVita collection!

  • Kenyah


  • Alex Sargeant


  • Had a strong feeling this would be making it over, but I’m glad to hear it’s gotten the official announcement! I hope it’ll play as well as it looks, since it looks pretty fantastic.

  • Clairis Cannon


  • Waking up to news like this is a sign of a good Monday lol =)

  • lackofstyle


    that is all

  • Kamakuma

    Welp I think I must be dreaming some pinch me! *___*

  • *passes out from pure delight*

  • SWEET! Oreshika and this will do me just fine. :D

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Yep…writing that down my “Most Wanted” list. Can’t get any better than this.

  • AnotherVistor02


  • Masa

    Another game for my vita collection, its slowly growing!
    You know whats strange though, i don’t have a vita, i lend it from my sis, xD.

  • there is only one world for this

    • JohnNiles

      Bison is working overtime these days.

  • Rose Spinoza





  • JoJo_718

    Oh man, this is so awesome, it’s surreal, 3 new Vita JRPG’s and hints to Wild Arms, I must be dreaming.

  • Engi3Piece

    This is one of the few hunting games I’m glad that came over. But the Hunting genre is getting a bit saturated on the Vita. I don’t know if the Vita is trying to gain the MH audience it had on the PSP, but I’m getting tired of game after game being a “Monster Hunter” clone.

  • Earthjolly

    Is this a dream? Dead body, Delta and Freedom wars coming over to the west. FUCCCCK YEA

  • Aaron K Stone

    eeeh. Dimps though.

    • What about them? They made Sonic Advance trilogy/Rush, One Piece GBA, Street Fighter IV, DBZ Budokai…

  • ZEROthefirst

    It discourages me a bit to see this getting announced for a localization before God Eater 2, but then again I’m sure we’ll see that once the online patch is done.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      GE2 is by Bamco, not SCE

      • ZEROthefirst

        I’m well aware of that, I was merely pointing out that it discourages me that a game that’s not even out yet has already been announced for localization. Where as a game that’s been out for a while still has no word on it.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          bcos SCE is not Bamco
          SCE will try to localize games for their platforms, even PS Vita, when Bamco don’t care unless there are big profits..

          and Bamco hates exclusive PS Vita game

  • Lemski07

    Oh damn I thought it would be lean season on releases since its summer. Im saving up for the holiday season… OH WELL :>

  • Bob Slim

    Its about time the vita getting some games over west jeez its like japan want to keep all the game for them selfs, I still want shinovi versus though can we get that please

  • Lemski07

    Oh fck this one will come first before GE2 :(

  • tturtlejosh

    Fredoom Wars and Over my dead body ♡ this is definitely the year of the Vita

    • Kaetsu

      With all the great Wii U games coming out as well, it seems like it’s the year of the underrated systems.

  • $61526767

    Certainly good news to me! I’ve been waiting on this title to get localized! Cannot wait to play this on my vita!

  • Lissomia

    YESSSSSS! I was totally going to import this but I can be patient now!

  • Another reason for me to actually get a vita.

  • Dark Lord Ash

    For you, when this localization news graced your computer screen it was the most important day of your life. But for sony? It was monday.

    • DragKudo


    • God

      To Juan, it was Lunes, and you are no one to tell Juan what day it was, only Juan can tell Juan what day is it!

      • God

        And to me, it was just another day without a God Eater 2 localization.

        • MXC

          I seriously think that we are just gonna get the burst version like with GE1. Which I personally don’t mind.

          • God

            Have they announced one?

          • MXC

            Nah but its almost guaranteed considered how many of them have gotten a plus, .5, G, Ace, delta, burst, extreme version each have.

      • tubers


  • MaximDualBlade

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! I’m too happy right now! and this same year! I just wanted to comment that I’m hyped as a child who get unlimited access to a real tasty candy store :D

  • PreyMantis

    Damn it, now I gotta sacrifice another baby…

  • Kornelious

    Heck YES! This is one of the first hunting games I’ve been actually anticipating, AND NOW IT’S BEING LOCALIZED :D This is gonna be a good Summer :)

  • Shinobikens

    But the question is, how much did they take out of it if anything?

  • Learii

    lol and people say vita have no games look like they wrong big time

  • I-e-on

    Good thing the voice synthesizer can speak in English

    • tubers

      Yeah. I don’t care for broken English rather they castrate it from the localization!

      • Firekitty

        So…you would rather they completely remove a feature…than leave it in and let you choose whether or not to use it?

        • tubers

          Read again.

          I don’t care if it’s broken english, rather.. RATHER they castrate it from localization.

          I’d rather have broken English than the developers remove it from the localized version.

          • Firekitty

            Is English your first language? Not trying to be rude, it’s just that what you said in the first post, in idiomatic English, would mean you do not like broken English and would prefer to see it removed.

            ‘I don’t care for’ is an idiom typically used to mean ‘I do not like’, not another way to say ‘I don’t care if’. Similarly, if you use the word ‘rather’ without an appropriate conjunction, it’s going to mean ‘I prefer’…you would need to say ‘rather THAN they castrate it from localization’ (which is still not a proper sentance, but it would get your point across.)

          • tubers

            Thanks. That is what I originally meant.

            Lesson learnt on my part.

  • Istillduno

    YES! YES! YES!

    My body is ready.

  • MrTyrant

    Okay guys, me and robot waifu will kick your asses. Be aware…

  • Kaetsu

    I think a lot of us saw this coming but I’m still glad we now have an official confirmation.

  • Tinye

    I’ll definitely be checking this out!

  • Steven Higgins

    Nice, wasn’t expecting this over here ’till next year.

  • Ric Vazquez


  • CDM


    I need more hunting games in my life

    Now if only God Eater 2 were localized…

  • E15

    After Tales of Hearts being listed as a Gamestop exclusive earlier and now this? (Hope this ends up true with a proper announcement)
    Yes! I welcome more love for the Vita!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      there’s been no actual announcement from Bamco about Hearts R, so don’t get hyped too soon

  • Darkwing7


  • Kotori Itsuka

    This is kinda like aladeen new to me. I’m happy cuz this is coming to the west(probably eu too), but I can’t afford a vita…

  • Freud_Hater

    So, I’m not much for co-op play… is there a single player campaign for this game? ‘cuz it looks freaking amazing ‘_’ And my Vita library is cruelly lacking…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    PRISE THE SUN got to get a vita now

  • And the PS Vita Empire is slowly being build. Soon, everyone will regret selling their console! MUAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jazlynn Lim

    Awesome. Now…God Eater 2 when?

    • decus

      There’s almost no way we’re getting God Eater 2 until Bamco can one, done localize it after all the free content updates are already out, they can give us a product and then forget about it funding wise. Unlike Sony, who’s publishing this, they have no real vested interest in getting Vita to sell better in the west and can just wait to localize a whole new release ala God Eater Burst or the G series of monhun games. So expect it in a year or so, potentially without some of the soundtrack and no japanese voices (they used a pop star for some tracks and had her voice a character, might decide to not want to deal with her at all for localization since bamco almost never includes japanese voices).

      So we’ll definitely get it in some form, but until then really easy to play imported; there are plenty of communities to help you with menus, quests, plot, etc. if you don’t know any japanese.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the decision lies on Bamco, not SCE

    • When the DLC is complete most likely, we’ll probably get God Eater 2 Burst

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but I doubt Bamco will do it since the PSP one sold pretty bad
        even they hate exclusive PS Vita game

  • Callonia

    Only reason i’m interested in this is cuz of android sidekick.

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    take my money

  • TrueDefault


  • awat

    this game is definetly worth all the hype, happy we’re getttin this

  • Leozzz

    perfectly describes my situation at the moment

  • artemisthemp

    I really Hope Sony will talk about Freedom Wars this E3

  • lordsofskulls

    it a year of VITA o.o Dear god i just got VITA but my wallet is crying + and i am happy about it… and poke it with a stick to make more money come out…

    >.> *Hun we making a home out of ps Vita this year… sorry we not buying one from bricks” this more important XD

  • CervantesPR

    vita outsold 3DS this week! #VITA=LIFE

  • Vash bane

    not going to be using the online competent at all. but the gameplay does look interesting but more over the story is what i’m curious about. and if this is the company behind GE then i’m expecting are great story out of this (GE 1 had a awesome story to me. that made me actually like the characters..never went online with that one either lol)

    but yeah this is sooner than I expected there’s even a few sites that have pre-orders open saying the release will be in December somewhere

  • zed grim

    just like lost planet 2.

  • Rita Tong

    Yes, I can justify spending ridiculous amounts of money again.

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