Freedom Wars video introduces thorn shrub
posted on 05.29.14 at 09:37 PM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Plus, new characters Beatrice and Julian introduced.

Freedom Wars

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has released a new Freedom Wars gameplay video introducing the game’s signature thorn shrub weapon.

There are several types of thorn shrubs that can be used in-game, with different types serving different purposes such as capturing enemies, healing, and defense. Specific types include thorn type, dash type, shooter type, hunter type, and technical type. When using a hunter type whip, you can move he camera with the directional buttons, enabling you to use only your left hand for both character and camera movement. Other such control schemes exist in the game that let you tailor the game to your play style.

Two new characters were also introduced:

  • Beatrice (voiced by Eriko Nakamura) – She was rescued by the hero and his group, and through Julian’s wit, was registered as a criminal in the database, joining the hero to fight as a volunteer, although misfortune awaits her on the other side of the battlefield.
  • Julian (voiced by Kenji Akabane) – A civilian on friendly terms with the protagonist, he has a sensitive and delicate personality, and is both a devoted and hen-pecked husband to his wife. He and the protagonist start to bond after the latter saves him one day, compelling him to start sharing his thoughts on topics such as civilian life, the structure of society in the Panopticons, and how it all came to be. After hearing about the protagonist’s life and the injustice dealt to him, he sets out to help him.

It’s also been announced that those who preorder Soul Sacrifice Delta can gain access to the demo for Freedom Wars a week ahead of its official June 12 release.

Freedom Wars will launch for PS Vita on June 26 in Japan, with localized editions following later. A demo is due out on June 12, or June 6 for those who pre-ordered Soul Sacrifice Delta.

Watch the thorn video below.

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  • TheExile285

    Oh cool. Interested to see the other types in the game.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

    Sooo…the “Thorn Shrub”…as it is called, is not only for grappling enemies and can be used for other things. Interesting.

    Also…love the music in this one.

  • tubers

    “There are several types of thorn shrubs that can be used in-game, with different types serving different purposes such as capturing enemies, healing, and defense. Specific types include thorn type, dash type, shooter type, hunter type, and technical type. When using a hunter type whip, you can move he camera with the directional buttons, enabling you to use only your left hand for both character and camera movement. Other such control schemes exist in the game that let you tailor the game to your play style.”

    I think this is some sort of error.

    There are 3 Thorns shown so far:

    Thorn that emits Red

    emits Green

    emits White

    The following are Control Schemes, and not likely to be Thorn Types:

    Thorn

    Dash

    Shooter

    Hunter

    Technical.

    http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/freedomwars/001/system/img/handling/img_2.jpg

    http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/freedomwars/001/system/img/handling/img_3.jpg

  • Bobby Jennings

    So is there a level system for this game or?

    • tubers

      Good question. I doubt it but I believe you can do upgrades with the Weapons and Thorns but there are no specifics yet.

      Do we just use “currency” or both farm raw materials and pay for upgrades?

      http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/freedomwars/001/system/liberation.html

      Google Translate:

      “And rights related to day-to-day behavior

       , such as the right to exchange with criminal and civil and other outings to the cell outside →

      Coordinated right
       right to customize the look and accessories → criminal

      System use rights
       such as the right to use of production facilities and strengthening of arms and items →

      -Armed auxiliary right
       increase of combat Items frame to bring to → battle
       right to get the rarer items →
       right to obtain a more powerful assistance from friendly →”

  • Elvick

    God this looks better and better the more they show it.

  • Zackasaur

    I pre-ordered.

    Remarkably, it is priced at $30 new in the US right now. :o

  • Somerandomperson

    Interesting