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Sony Liberates PS Vita Title Freedom Wars on 26th June in Japan

Posted by Sammy Barker

Prison break

Sony’s vibrant Monster Hunter-esque PlayStation Vita exclusive Freedom Wars will break free from its development shackles on 26th June in Japan, the platform holder has announced. However, the title will deploy without online multiplayer, which will be added as part of a gigantic post-release update due out sometime later in the year.

The dystopian escapade will set wannabe jailbirds back ¥6,264 ($61) for a physical version and ¥5,184 ($51) for a digital download. Those that pick up a first-edition copy of the release will gain access to a unique Formal Wear outfit and additional sword and rocket launcher weapons.

As already alluded, the release will ship with four modes: Story, Free Volunteer, 4-Player (local only), and City-State War. It’s not clear what all of these will entail, but what is certain is that online multiplayer won’t arrive until after the title’s release. It’ll be joined by an additional eight player option and a competitive game mode.

For those out of the loop, this is the platform holder’s latest attempt at plugging its portable’s gaping Monster Hunter gap. The title is set in a faraway future, in which every person is born a convict, but can reduce their sentence by slaughtering the beasts that roam the Earth. Are you still hoping that this gets moved to a Western penitentiary in the future? Break free in the comments section below.


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User Comments (11)



InsertNameHere said:

I expect this to get a Western release, so we'll be seeing it as late as August. I may just import a copy, though.



get2sammyb said:

@Epic At launch, they're adding online multiplayer. I imagine when it releases in the West they'll have added the online stuff in.



617Sqn said:

Remember folks the vita has no games! ....... (my back log is huge)



Punished_Boss_84 said:

Enjoy the no games

Point: "Story" oh thank god! "Free Volunteer, 4-Player (local only), and City-State War." What the?

I predict fall 2014/early 2015 if Sony still cares (haha!)



3Above said:

If this game is done Gravity Rush 2 cant be far behind right?



rastamadeus said:

As intriguing as this looks it's a bit worrying how little we've seen and heard of it with its release just around the corner.

@617Sqn As is my backlog of Vita games. I doubt this time next year it will be anywhere near as big though. Once Borderlands 2 and this are out there's... erm... nothing in the slightest bit that interests me. Vita needs a big E3 presence this year or the death warrant is as good as signed.

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