Remember last week’s mysterious Japan Studio teaser? Sony’s followed it up with an official announcement, revealing Freedom Wars for the PlayStation Vita. The title – which is due out in 2014 – is described as a multiplayer action game, which means, well, it’s probably going to be a lot like Monster Hunter.
There’s an updated trailer embedded below which includes some new voice samples and the game’s logo. Additional details are extremely scarce right now, but we’re expecting more information imminently. Is this title on your radar? Let us know in the comments section below.
Update: The game's official website has now refreshed with some screenshots, which we've embedded below. It looks like there'll be some kind of GPS hook judging from some of the images, which has the potential to be extremely interesting. More information is set to be revealed later in the week. Naturally, we'll keep you updated.
Cool, I'll look forward to seeing some gameplay.
Why don't you call every MMORPG WoW clone or something like that?
Anyway, maybe this will have open world? I mean, there is moment in the game where characters ride some strange dragons. And you don't need riding dragons to travel hub + missions based games.
if its a mmorpg thats fine.......I'm still waiting for phantasy star online 2 for the Vita. I seriously hope we get some damn good games. Ragnarok Odyssey and Soul Sacrifice are truly amazing games and show the systems potential in what it can bring to the table in terms of quality games.
I have updated the article with new screenshots and information. It looks like it's going to have a GPS hook, which could be awesome.
Cyber-punk instead of old-world rustic, huh? Skyscrapers and dragons and convicts? And the quintessential barbed wire conjuration attack, too. I'm glad they're trying to make some good vita gsnes
@charlesnarles I think the barbed wire is like their handcuffs, right? And maybe he's setting himself free in the trailer? The numbers seem to be a prison sentence or something? Certainly seems like an interesting world.
Yeah it looks like prison sentence. And by killing monsters they make it shorter.
Hmmm I think I'll check it out.
Glad to see another PSV game! Keep 'em coming!
It's seems some people get really annoyed anytime someone mentions Monster Hunter, hehehe.
Yes yes YES!!! I'm so hyped for this game and I'm disappointed it won't come out until next year And that's probably just the date for Japan, eh?
But I'm really glad to see Sony putting good effort into their struggling handheld, despite the sales.
@FredyGarbagis Yeah, I am tired of this. The first clone of Monster Hunter called Phantasy Star On-line.... and it was created 4 years before Monster Hunter. We don't call sandbox games GTA clones, don't we? Maybe it's time to invent some name for games of this type, too. We still can call all games Zelda or Mario clones, anyway.
I'm excited for this, especially since Studio Japan is behind it. If more first party got behind the Vita like Studio Japan is doing, then it would be doing a lot better here in the states and Europe.
@Gemuarto I'm sure if it keeps gaining in popularity it will end up with a genre name eventually. Don't forget that first-person shooters were called "DOOM clones" for a long, long time.
Having said that, I don't really see it a derogatory thing. People understand what Monster Hunter is, so comparing a game to that is an easy touching point.
@Gemuarto Yeah, I think we are way past the "cloning" phase. It's a new and established genre, regardless of the obvious influences. Thats how genres are born.
@get2sammyb The problema with mentioning MH is that there are people still salty about the game not being on Vita.
Sony Japan made Soul Sacrifice and Gravity Rush, which is one of the best games for Vita, so I really looking forward to hearing more about Freedom Fighter
@FredyGarbagis There are also people who don't like MH and hate seeing every game be called a MH clone or compared to it in any way.
It went from being called "Panopticon" to "Freedom Wars"? Can't say I'm in favor of that change.
I wonder if that girl in the video w/ the blue eye winds up getting some Kos-mos like superpower. There's always 1 in everyone of these games, right?
I wonder if the whole monster hunter obsession started with Godzilla. Hmm.
In any case this games looks like it could be great.
Veeeery interesting. The in-game graphics look lovely.
Right again. This looks marvellous.
@rastamadeus Yeah , it looks superb !
@rjejr Ha! not ps3 or ps4. I remember you saying something else. Already thinking of buying a vita ?
Is'n gameplay screen looks like PVP?
I don't know, but I don't like the design of everuthing in this game. need closer look to understand if I want it.
Criminy, another Action game. Oh well, at least this one's pretty. At the very least, I'd get this over Soul Sacrifice. I didn't like that one's visuals.
This looks an awful lot like God Eater lol
@TheRealBatman Well, it fits in a lot of cases. The series influence in handheld gaming is undeniable.
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