26 minutes of Freedom Wars multiplayer gameplay
posted on 04.27.14 at 12:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, idols show up where you thought they wouldn't.

Freedom Wars

26 minutes of new Freedom Wars multiplayer gameplay footage has come out of Niconico Super Conference 3 in Chiba this weekend.

Aditionally, a video titled “Let’s Contribute: The Imprisonment of Love is 1,000,000 Years” featuring propaganda idol group Panna (voiced by Shiina Natsukawa), Oputi (Sora Amamiya), and Connie (Momo Asakura) was also released.

Watch each video below.

Gameplay

Idol Video

Play-Asia
  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I think Exile’s idol statement would’ve been more appropriate here

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Quoting @TheExile285:

      Idols! Idols everywhere! :P

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Freethm Wars?

  • M3LTY-BLOOD

    FreeRhum Wars.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    I am entertained

  • $61526767

    As always.. this game will continue to grab my attention.

  • uhawww

    Man. Just inject it directly into my veins.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Let’s see…

    A companion who helps in a battlefield, 1-2 hits are enough to kill you and (I’m not sure if it’s just me or) the maps are kinda huge…

    I feel like this would be what God Eater should have been…. Buildings being there with purpose, not for show…

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      I don’t know, God Eater 2 is really good

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        God Eater 2 seemed to me like the 1st one with more maps, more characters, an extra weapon type and prettier visuals… But it’s a good sequel nevertheless…

        • tubers

          I liked GE2’s Blood Art and Passive Buff mechanics.

          I hope GE3 allows players to equip more than one BA at the same time.

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

            That’d be too op, some BA’s are already broken

            • tubers

              I see. I guess they’d have to rebalance mechanics if they’d implement 2 BAs.

              Thanks for not telling me about the specifics! I don’t want my first run through felt “ruined” because if I find out an op skill, I might keep using that and get bored of the game fast.

              Thanks again.

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Well I didn’t play the first game

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      I felt the same way, it’s basically next gen God Eater. You can see the God Eater touches everywhere, makes me wonder what influence Sony has on this game xD

      • MrFinalgamer

        Financing, and marketing…

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          That’s…good…and…bad. Good cause I trust Shift a heck of a lot. Bad cause knowing SCEJ, they’ll just let this dwindle and Shift will be all independent, instead of just buying them and growing them further, studio has real potential. Yikes, I keep not giving DIMPS credit in this, they’re also doing good work.

      • tubers

        Some of the particles look closer to SS.. I guess this game don’t have crappy hand models like other hunting-action games LOL

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          LOL you would be the one to mention that xD Well the reason I was hoping for a bit more, was to show that they care about growing the IP.

          • tubers

            I don’t see how Sony doesn’t care about growing this IP. It seems way too early to conclude that.

            http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/01/27/freedom-wars-sony-aims-to-sell-one-million-copies-hints-to-the-possibility-of-a-series/

            • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

              Said article gives the impression they’re doing a bit more than just forking up the money and advertising =P This is good, I hope they achieve the million, Vita could use one and I think Sony in Japan could use one in general.

              • tubers

                I hope so. I just feel a bit bad for Sony’s handheld division after Capcom and SE “ditching” them (MH, no FF VITA high budget exclusive, no KH, etc.).

                Sony’s handheld division would likely appreciate a “break”.

                I’d say FW sales would be fantastic if it reaches 200K (JPN) when its Media Create report sets in since I only expect 90 – 130K with its 1st report.

                • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                  That sounds more realistic but if they actually have a proper marketing budget, with actual TV ads promoting Freedom Wars, as well as doing some stuff in Akihabara, that might be good enough to make some legs.

                  • tubers

                    Yeah. Certainly hoping this’ll have a bit more leg than other VITA Hunting-Action games.

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      Agreed, though Toukiden did quite well all things considered. I’m not sure where God Eater 2 ended up sales wise though…

                    • tubers

                      [PSV] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 266,326 (New)

                      [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 112,024 (New)

                      http://gematsu.com/2013/11/media-create-sales-111113-111713

                      [PSV] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 122,794 (New)

                      [PSP] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 66,016 (New)

                      http://gematsu.com/2013/07/media-create-sales-62413-63013#7pGLGpDu5DvIabWS.99

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      Er, I wanted God Eater 2’s total amount, not it’s opening amount. Toukiden’s over 300k for example, I want to see where God Eater ended up as well.

                    • tubers

                      Do we have MC numbers of Toukiden?

                      http://gematsu.com/2013/11/media-create-sales-111813-112413

                      [PSV] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 39,052 (305,378)

                      [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 20,508 (132,531)

                      GE2’s past 300K during the 2nd week of reporting. I wouldn’t doubt the sales trend is similar to Toukiden’s from the 1st report thus having sold probably more.. likely no less than Toukiden JPN.

                      [PSV] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 43,315 (166,110)

                      [PSP] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 33,126 (99,142)

                      http://gematsu.com/2013/07/media-create-sales-7113-7713

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      Actually we got an official statement from Tecmo Koei concerning the sales amount for Toukiden but alright over 300k is not bad. I kind of want God Eater to hit 500k though but them missing some key features for what a “new gen” game should be, probably didn’t help.

                    • tubers

                      Well, there aren’t probably much, if any “new gen” features from GE2 and Toukiden since both are still somewhat base PSP games.

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      True though Toukiden has online at least. I hope the next iterations are just Vita only, Vita proved it’s capable platform wise for both of those.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Maybe one or two hits ko’d you is kinda harsh.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        and we thought Demon/Dark Souls was harsh enough…

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Yeah. I started that game and was depressed my the constant darkness everywhere and then frustrated by the constantly losing I did.

      • tubers

        They’re slow and lumbering so it’s not that bad.

        You can also get revived by team-mates and Androids and if they do it fast enough, it doesn’t consume the team’s pool of lives (upper left blue card/number).

        Even the sabertooth doesn’t seem very aggressive.

        I hope these are simply early enemies/stages.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          They likely ARE early foes, and in later mission they because hunters who don’t want for you but seek you out in the area you’re in. This got me often in God Eater Burst.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Well I didn’t play the first one

  • shogunknight

    This is really good

  • TheExile285

    With the exception of that painful first video, I’m really loving what I’ve seen.

    That robo tiger design looked great. I can’t wait to see what the other abductors look like.

  • Budgiecat

    360p……oh how I hate you….

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    The vine swing mechanic looks so satisfying, I can’t wait to just…run around zones and swing spiderman style! Rescuing also looks really fun but what’s got me impressed is the amount of characters on screen. Feels like a next gen experience when the battles have so much people running around. I’m a bit disappointed there’s barriers in the levels (preventing you from traversing outside the edges) but I guess that’s just a staple for the genre at this point. Also, the idol video…there are no words.

  • tokyobassist

    This looks sick.

  • Kuro-Law

    With the right marketing this could be huge in the west

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I hope so, but still doubt
      hunting games weren’t that familiar except MH…
      also PS Vita sales still kinda sucks in US

      • tubers

        I guess Sony has to emphasize a bit more on the TPS and PVP mechanics with this game for the Western audience.

        Nah.. Forget it. I don’t think SCEA would really market this.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          SCE will always localize games that they can to support the sales of their consoles, in this case, technically PS Vita

          • tubers

            I was talking more about aggressive marketing efforts/ ads.. not simply localizations and hopefully with outside web ads.

            Can’t blame Sony if they won’t and put resources somewhere else.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              ok I get it

        • Elvick

          We’ll be lucky if they do more than a passing mention of it in a montage at E3.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Every time I think to get hyped about Sony’s press conference, I remember this and it neutralizes my hype completely.

          • tubers

            lmao.. true.

      • Somerandomperson

        SCEJA Just needs to replace all the character models with Gears of war style muscle dudes and re-introduce the game to the west during E3. It might work.
        (Halo and Gears of war are popular in NA)

        • Renaldi Saputra

          but localizing doesn’t mean you can replace it with another external things

          • Somerandomperson

            SE did it with Niel, no? They can, but they don’t have to. Unless it actually does help to match western style.

  • lorelai4cuties

    love the gameplay and the idol video <3

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    The girl voice is so adorable!

    • jujubee88

      nvm: I thought u meant first vid.

      • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

        Hmm! Whats wrong with the girl voice in the first video?

        • jujubee88

          edit: Ugh. My pre-edit reply sounded so insensitive and uneducated. I’m sorry about that if it offended anyone.

          Basically, I don’t like the high pitched voice because constant, high frequency sounds is just something I cant handle.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII
    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      I would lke to slam the Abductor to the ground by pulling it off when jumping.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I just can say… wow

    uhh what?? NO PT NO LIFE?
    ummm

  • SerendipityX

    ….I got distracted by the giant, creepy bear behind the commentators.

    • Somerandomperson

      You mean Propa kun?

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        This happens a lot. In anime horror or dark ruined future stories there always some cute thing mascot parading around despite how fucked up people’s lives are. Do companies use this as a tactic to calm the people like in Psycho-Pass?

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Here’s my reason for not liking online co-op multiplayer or MMORPGs:
    SomeGuy87: “Hey, can you help me get this boss taken out?”
    Kokayi5: “Sure bro. I got you. Just help me out after, I need to do this dungeon next.”
    *after the boss, SomeGuy87 blocks you or refuses to answer you messages*

    • kirby755

      This comment made sad now, Honestly I never ask for help with something or atleast I don’t try to. Usually because i’m helping out others a lot. But a lot times I just like to solo things out or help others. Then the “friends” like to bombard me with invitations or party chat, when I just don’t feel like. But it made me sad because I do in a way feel like that person at times -_-.

      Edit: It was a dumb rabbling I was doing, Never mind it.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        It’s not dumb. I see what you’re saying. If you don’t feel like doing something that’s fine. Just let people know and get back to them at a later date.

        You’re not the people I hate. I have beef with people who promise things to get what they want, only to abandon other when they’ve obtained what they wanted. Opportunists.

        In real life you can see you traitors and betrayers face to face. Online, they can hide from you while still playing the game.

        • kirby755

          Well ok then that’s a relief for me then, But yeah I do understand that pretty well.

    • SOLOmio

      that’s cause the people u play/choose are dicks!! Glad i didn’t find any idiots like that!! But not all players are like that me for a case, i will only block if during our play the player is being a DICK!!

      EDIT:Had to edit cause it sounded personal directed to you!! If you seen the first message disregard it cause i didn’t meant that!!

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        I understand. Not everyone is like that. Just like some forums aren’t full of trolls and assholes. But still the ratio of running into opportunists is too high for me. I don’t want to help others and they just use me this ignore me when I need help. I’ll team up with people I know in real life or work alone.

  • SOLOmio

    I so want play THIS!!! when is it coming to west!?