This Week In Imports: Freedom Wars Set Free

By Spencer . June 23, 2014 . 5:00pm

imageOK, so PlayStation Vita only has Monster Hunter Frontier G, but Sony Computer Entertainment Japan keeps filling the void with interesting games like Soul Sacrifice and now Freedom Wars.


Developed by Dimps and God Eater developer Shift, Freedom Wars gives players a grappling hook so you can quickly move through the battlefield and climb on ledges. I played a little bit of Freedom Wars at E3 and it’s a neat idea that gave Freedom Wars and Attack on Titan vibe.


Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate makes its way to PlayStation 4 and Bandai Namco’s Taiko: Drum Master RPG comes out for Nintendo 3DS.


PlayStation Vita
Aiyoku No Eustia Angel’s Blessing
Cross Channel: For All People
Freedom Wars
Girls & Panzer: I Will Master Tankery!
Robotics;Notes Elite


PlayStation 4
Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
Watch Dogs


PlayStation 3
Cross Channel: For All People
Date A Live: Arusu Install
Kamen Rider Battride War II
Watch Dogs


Nintendo 3DS
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure


Wii U
Kamen Rider Battride War II


Xbox 360
Watch Dogs


Key European Releases
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PS3)
One Piece Unlimited World Red (PS3, Vita, 3DS, Wii U)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PC)


Key Domestic Releases
Atelier Rorona Plus (PS3, Vita)
Blazblue: Chrono Phatasma (Vita)
End of Serenity (PSP)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS3 PS2 Classic)
Shovel Knight (PC, 3DS, Wii U)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PC)
XBlaze Code: Embryo (PS3, Vita)

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  • Demeanor

    Can’t wait for my copy of Rorona Plus to arrive! <3

    • Kornelious

      Yeah me too. I gotta get mine from Gamestop though because of the pre-order incentives :P

  • Kornelious

    I Can’t wait to pick up Rorona Plus, Blazblue and Xblaze tommorow! :D

    • Christopher Nunes

      Xblaze comes out tomorrow? Sadly my local game stores won’t have copies as the shipment has been indefinitely delay… we don’t know when it will come to the stores.

      So I’ll be downloading it for the Vita. Xblaze IS digitally download as well, right?

      • Kornelious

        Man that stinks, The same thing happened to me for Mind Zero :(

        I believe so, I think most games released now have a simultaneous Digital release….Don’t quote me on that though.

        • darke

          I think it’s a requirement for Vita and PS4 that all games are available digitally on physical release.

  • Martian Wong

    When will they announce the release date for Freedom Wars?

    • Duo Maxwell

      I’m afraid they are waiting until the online patch completed. The west doesn’t want to play the game with adhoc multiplay mode only. I’ve seen the English demo that was at Vita booth at E3, and it looks quite good so I think the English version will be completed much sooner.

      I’d down for adhoc only just to get the game sooner, though.

      • Martian Wong

        I enjoy adhoc more than online multiplayer

  • Kaetsu

    Any reviews up(preferably Famitsu) for Freedom Wars, yet?

  • Ercoman

    Famitsu gave Freedom Wars a 35/40. Im looking forward to it.

  • konsama

    Frreedom wars sound like the Attack on titan game i had dreamed since i started reading the manga.

    I hope it don’t take ages to be localized, I’m THIS close to selling my vita to buy a new 3DS.

    • ZEROthefirst

      You’re going to lose out on good JRPGs and such if you do that. As much as I like my 3DS I admit that it’s library has been very lacking in this department, where as the Vita has become the owner of this genre. PSO/MH/GE/etc. type games are coming out pretty often for the Vita as well. I’d honestly say in my opinion I’ve been more tempted to get rid of my 3DS since before Pokémon X/Y came out and the only real reason I still have it now is for Omega Ruby. It doesn’t have bad games, there’s just absolutely nothing on the 3DS of interest.

      • ishyg

        The only reason I have it now is because of the remakes too, as well as playing Shovel Knight on a portable. Also, Bravely Default. But yeah, I kind of notice the lack of JRPGs on it, or at least the niche ones. I’m not getting rid of it though, as it’s the only recent Nintendo console I have.

      • Namuro

        Lack of JRPGs on the 3DS… Yeah, about that…

        1. Pokemon X & Y
        2. Bravely Default
        3. Paper Mario
        4. Mario & Luigi Dream Team
        5. The Denpa Men series
        6. Beyond the Labyrinth
        7. Dragon Quest VII
        8. Dragon Quest Monsters series
        9. Tales of the Abyss
        10. Digimon World Re: Digitize
        11. One Piece: Romance Dawn
        12. Exstetra
        13. Metal Max 4
        14. Youkai Watch
        15. Gyrozetter
        16. Conception II
        17. Persona Q
        18. Shin Megami Tensei IV
        19. Devil Summoner: Soul Hacker
        20. Devil Survivor: Overclocked
        21. Etrian Odyssey IV
        22. Etrian Odyssey Untold
        23. Unchained Blades
        24. Stardust Amazoness
        25. Picdun 2
        26. Fire Emblem
        27. Fantasy Life
        28. Rune Factory 4
        29. Harvest Moon series
        30. Inazuma Eleven series

        Heck, you can even count other games in, like:

        1. Kingdom Hearts
        2. Super Robot Wars UX
        3. Project X Zone
        4. Crimson Shroud

        But I left them out since they’re more in the category of action game and board-strategy game.

        • Lastlight

          Trust me you don’t want to get into a JRPG battle with the vita.
          That’s all its getting ever since western developers abandoned it.
          Not gonna name them all out but I can bet you the vita has plenty more .
          Its not that there is a lack on the 3DS but the Vita has LOTs more.

          • Namuro

            Did you see me COMPARE which has more?


            I’m simply pointing out that the 3DS has its fair share of JRPGs as well. Since the topic is about how “the 3DS lacks JRPGs”, and not “who has more”.

          • Lastlight

            OK OK
            All I’m trying to say is
            If you want to be in JRPG heaven get a Vita…hell get a PSP
            Don’t kill me here

      • konsama

        Hmm and who said i’m a JRPG fan, in fact is one of the genres i dislike at the moment the most, and yeah not gonna aargue the vita got many good ARPG games, i’m really enjoying toukiden and soul sacrifice delta right now, but no matter how much i like or enjoy them, i can’t get caught up in them as i do with MHFU or 3U which i can’t play anymore.
        So far the vita has been pretty lacking for me and if it wasn’t for project diva f and persona 4 to keep me up on it i think i would have caved even faster than i thought.
        But yeah if that motherf***er hadn’t stole my 3DS i would surely stick with my vita even if it was gathering dust for most of the time… :/

        Also ORAS and MH4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything in vita, so there’s that too. :V

        • Namuro

          Someone stole your 3DS? Damn, sorry to hear that.

          Well, let’s just say you can use this as an excuse to get a new limited edition 3DS! Surely, they’ll make one for the 4U launch!

          • konsama

            Yeah i was even considering getting the japanese MH4 3DS, but it’s too expensive and the lack of inline with the occident didn’t help either.

            Also i was even considering buying a small 3DS, i really lack the funds to buy a new XL, let alone build my fkin game library since all my games were digital and im about to start college…

  • ishyg

    Girls und Panzer!

    Also, Freedom Wars. But since a western release was announced for it, I’ll not be excited yet.

    I’m betting Taiko Drum Master would be second on sales.

  • s07195

    I tried looking for CV ~Casting Voice~ in Mongkok the day before yesterday, and it was all sold out. 0_0
    As in, shops didn’t stock a lot, just enough for preorders. I’m wondering when it’ll be in stock again?

  • Shady Shariest

    Oh…Great… Another Transformers: Michael Bay-edition game ._.

  • persona_yuji

    “PS Vita only has Monster Hunter Frontier G”
    Uh… I don’t know if your either talking about incoming monster hunting games or monster hunter games in general, but what about Toukiden and God Eater 2?

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Also Lord of Apocalypse, even though it never made it overseas, as well as Ragnarok Odyssey~.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    And Europe still haven’t get Rorona plus yet….

    • We do, unless you’re talking about the Vita version.

      • Land of Green Pasture

        eh? yeah.. that’s what I was talking about..

        • You original statement was ambiguous so I wasn’t sure.

  • I hope Transformers is good. I’m worried since it was announced so recently, and the developer has changed for this one, AND Activision is pushing this one to coincide with the release of a movie – something they haven’t done since… Z-Axis made a Transformers game? Traveler’s Tales? Man, its’ been awhile. They should know better.

    I’m worried.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    All I can think of when looking at FW is: “Please don’t tank, please don’t tank”. I mean, game looks amazing, but the Japanese market has been sorta in decline lately and it does worry me the game doesn’t get recognition because it’s a PSV release~.

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