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.