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Sony Liberates Freedom Wars Footage on 21st November

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Crikey, all of the components are in place for a killer month of PlayStation, aren’t they? Not only is Sony’s next generation console set to deploy in North America and Europe this month, but the firm’s also readying the launch of the promising PS Vita TV in Japan, teasing something to do with its classic peripheral the PocketStation, and now hinting at Freedom Wars’ first gameplay reveal.

The platform holder has kept the co-operative PlayStation Vita exclusive under clandestine captivity since its unveiling earlier in the year, but a brand new video indicates that the release will be provided with some much needed parole time later this month. Expect to get a better glimpse at the hotly anticipated release’s gameplay from 21st November.

For those out of the loop, the eight-player adventure depicts a dystopian future in which each person born is given a life-sentence in order to keep spiralling population problems under control. Civilians can reduce this unfair stretch in the futuristic slammer by slaughtering enemies known as the Abductors. Presumably, that’s where the title’s core campaign slots in.

There’s a blurry glimpse at some in-game action embedded below – just skip straight to the 3:24 mark for the footage. Is this a game that’s got you banging your fist against a figurative prison door for more? Plead your innocence in the comments section below.


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User Comments (23)



Sanquine said:

Finally, This hunting game is one on my wishlist for vita:D Hopefully i can perform as well as Soul sacrifice, god eater 2 and toudiken



ShogunRok said:

I think this is probably my most anticipated retail Vita game.

... Then again, are there any other retail Vita games on the horizon?



Sanquine said:

@ShogunRok Ys Memories of celceta ... Damn why are people forgetting YS games. They are some of the best games ever ( The music is.... awesome)



Punished_Boss_84 said:

@get2sammyb Yeah it does but so do many other games also have that vibe but then again Warhawk had one and this is somewhat similar.

Does this have any sort of offline functionality? Not that it will influence anything but this seems to be being billed as an online only title.



ShogunRok said:

I'm glad to see that as soon as someone mentions the fact that the Vita is maybe... lacking in retail releases, people are enthusiastic about its prospects.



get2sammyb said:

@Legendaryboss It's a handheld game, so I'm sure it will have an offline component. They can't really count on people ALWAYS being connected.

@ShogunRok For me, it's just niche now. Like we've said in the past, Tearaway will probably sell a couple hundred thousand units — and yet, it looks like one of the better games of the year.



ShogunRok said:

@Shellybird27 @get2sammyb

That's the issue really - always has been with Vita. Tearaway will be brilliant, Freedom Wars will likely be great, and if you enjoy every other game coming out then more power to you.

Buuuut to think any of these games have even a chance of bolstering the system's success is unrealistic at this point. It can still pick up in Japan, but the console is never going to reach the potential it once promised.



Sanquine said:

@ShogunRok reach the potential it once promised. Thanks to the so called gamers who wanted a 2 anolog stick handheld .... I hate my fellow gamers! It's not going to be a major succes but maybe a minor succes? The attach rate of games per vita is big isnt it? I for instance have 30 vita games ( Yes, there are terrible games in the list like call of duty black ops declassified)



ShogunRok said:

@Sanquine I believe the attach rate is generally quite high, yeah. But without those hardware sales, it's incredibly hard for Sony to convince third party publishers to make games for the system.

I remember back when Sony was first hyping up the Vita, saying it would provide a home console experience in the palm of your hands. Some titles do provide that, like Killzone: Mercenary, but overall the interest just isn't there from any company besides Sony itself.

I think the best we can hope for when it comes to big releases are things like the Borderlands 2 port and first party exclusives. And hopefully, the system's popularity grows in Japan and we see more JPRGs, etc. from Japanese developers. But again, I think that's the best we can hope for without some sort of miracle growth in sales.



Sanquine said:

@ShogunRok Playstation vita TV in Japan = Maybe more JRPG's. All i care about is a remake of persona 3 ( I think that is coming with all the attention Atlus is giving persona 3) .



Sanquine said:

@ShogunRok Chances are high! Persona 4 golden sold really wel ( 600.000 copies) And the fact that persona 3 is getting a lot of attention ( new movie etc)



Gemuarto said:

@ShogunRok Persona 3 has blue color theme, so it will be something blue.... not yellow like gold.

Also, Persona 3 Portable is really good. I still like it better than Persona 4 The Golden.

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