Freedom Wars story introduction video
posted on 03.04.14 at 11:28 PM EDT by (@salromano)
New trailer introduces Beatrice and Abel.

Freedom Wars

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has published a new trailer for Freedom Wars, its upcoming PS Vita game developed in collaboration with Shift and Dimps.

Freedom Wars is set in the near future, where the world is unlivable outside of cities known as “Panopticon.” But due to a severe lack of resources and an undesirable living environment, these cities start to conflict with each other. In order to effectively rule these people, every citizen is born into a one million year sentence.

In the story trailer below, you’ll meet characters like Natalia “9″ Woo, Uwe “Sakamoto” Cabrera, and Mattias “Leo” Bruno. All three were previously detailed here. Two new characters are also introduced:

  • Beatrice “Lily” Anastasi (voiced by Eriko Nakamura) – A mysterious woman captured in the depths of Panopticon. After being rescued by the protagonist, the pair act together as criminals.
  • Abel “Strafe” Barth (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) – The Horai Party rivals the protagonist’s party and Abel is their ace. He calls himself one of the strongest criminals in the world—a criminal with dangerous ideology.

Watch the trailer below.

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  • 武神水樹

    had a brief God Eater 2 dejavu at the beginning.

  • Auragar

    I like-y what I see. Very excited to play the game.

  • bloodiOS

    Oh shit! Oh shit! I really am feeling that urge to buy a Vita now. Will it be my first my 8th-gen system after all?

    • jujubee88

      lol Freedom Wars is good. But I look forward to Oreshika 2 a lil more if only bc SSD is coming this year too.

      Edit: On second thought, SSD and Freedom Wars are different enough. I’m happy all around. :)

      • tubers

        Oh yeah definitely, they’re very different and in a good way.

    • MrFinalgamer

      don’t think about it man! just buy one and join the awesome-sauce vita library (get Gravity Rush, and Tearaway too!)

  • XypherCode

    It’s good but the character animation is a little clunky though even for cutscenes.

    • Kayseur

      I agree, that’s the only thing I have a problem with so far. I wish I could say “I hope they fix it before the release” but if it’s been in development for three years and they’re releasing it in a couple of months, that seem unlikely.

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    So there WILL BE some sort of social-linking/romance thing going on afterall.

    That scene where Beatrice holds your face with her emotions and where the MC is actually a Male MC. Hmmm… what if you are a female MC?

    Here and we thought there’s gona be some kinda relationship between you and your created AI Partner.

  • Vayne

    Characters very well made, game worthy of many awards.

    • jujubee88

      I agree. I’ve seen like 3 mins of total video and not played a minuet of the game. But I’ve got a hunch this game will be better than average.

  • jujubee88

    I wonder if this game is also going to be on VTV (ala GE2).

    • Unretributed

      I assume all Sony first party Vita games will support VTV going forward.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Perhaps all of their Japanese games, but I have a hard time seeing Murasaki Baby working with a controller.

        • jujubee88

          I’m sure ds4 support will come and the touchpad will find itself playing the role of the VITA’s front and back capacitive touch surfaces.

        • Unretributed

          Is Murasaki Baby first party?

          • JonathanisPrimus

            It’s as much a first party game as Freedom Wars is.

    • tubers

      Yes. The game has already been demoed in VTVs you can find them in Youtube.


    *Hugs psvita

  • Somerandomperson

    Really exited for this game.

  • Elvick

    Want. So bad.

    The hunting genre with story is what I want. So happy games like this, Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice and God Eater exist.

  • fatdog21

    This might be the first real vita game that im truly excited for since…………….uncharted.

  • Somerandomperson

    This game has a lot of potential. Hope it sells well.

  • new_tradition

    Yeeeeeeeees, so much narrative ♥

  • MrFinalgamer

    i need this game Sony! localize this game ASAP!!!

  • TheExile285


    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      Romance confirmed

      Single player confirmed!

  • ddsfan2

    Reminds me of Digital Devil Saga… can’t complain!

  • Furu Chi

    I got a ticket to Hypetown and boarded the Hypetrain.

    • DXVII

      I stole a fanboy’s ticket, he wasn’t using it. ^_^

  • Kayseur

    That’s what I was waiting for. Now to see if the story will be cheesy or not, if only they could have something as compelling as Persona’s, they could very well reach their “system-seller” goal.

    (I think I’m already totally into Aries M.)

  • artemisthemp

    Someone get me the Translate version

  • Articuno76

    So this game actually has a story from the look of things.

    Up until now the trailers focused entirely on the world and didn’t seem to have a plot focus. Not surprising because if the game was just a Monster Hunter alike then I’m guessing the plot didn’t need to be much more than a premise.

    Slightly interested in this game now.