The latest set of Freedom Wars screenshots and video introduce new characters Beatrice “Lily” Anastasi and Abel “Strafe” Barth, his Abductor Red Rage, and customization of the player character and Accessory.
First, here are some details on the new characters, via PlayStation Blog Asia:
Beatrice “Lily” Anastasi (CV: Eriko Nakamura)
– The Key to Destiny and Revolution –
“I hope to see you all be a part of a world without war……”
She is a mysterious girl locked up deep within panopticon. She also fights alongside with the protagonist seeking for hope while being manipulated by fate. Having a straight forward character she is skilled with technology as well.
Abel “Strafe” Barth (CV: Junichi Suwabe)
– The Most Sinister Sinner on Earth –
“I will lead all mankind to the malice of war!”
He is one of the most powerful sinners in the world of FREEDOM WARS. He is an ace fighter of the Horai PT which is a rival enemy force to the panopticon that the protagonist belongs to. The fate of both the protagonist and Beatrice are deeply intertwined with him as well.
Abel’s private abductor which is one of the three primordial abductors said to be the origin of the Artificial Abductors. Its existence has long been questioned and now it fights alongside with Abel on the world stage of history. It has an overwhelming attack force and defense mechanism. Although it may be an ancient creation, combined with the linkage function of the sinners it can become the ultimate weapon.
Sony also introduced the game’s lineup of voice actors:
- ??? (Voice: Marina Inoue)
- ??? (Voice: Kenji Akabane)
- Natalia “9” Woo (Voice: Yuu Asakawa)
- Aries M (Voice: Yumi Hara)
- Abel “Strafe” Barth (Voice: Junichi Suwabe)
- Beatrice “Lily” Anastasi (Voice: Eriko Nakamura)
- Player Character
- Mattias “Leo” Bruno (Voice: Akira Ishida)
- Uwe “Sakamoto” Cabrera (Voice: Jouji Nakata)
- ??? (Voice: Nao Toyama)
- ??? (Voice: Keiji Fujiwara)
- ??? (Voice: Koichi Yamadera)
- ??? (Voice: Ryotaro Okiayu)
Players will be able to customize their main character, who can be either male or female, as well as their Accessory, androids that act as surveillance and partner for players. In addition to body and facial features, you’ll be able to customize your characters’ clothing, as well. And for Accessories, you can also customize their voice, with changeable parameters such as accent, pitch, volume, intonation, and speed.
See character customization in action below, and screenshots at the gallery.
Freedom Wars is due out in Japan this summer.