One more PS Vita localization for the road. Freedom Wars is Shift's follow-up to God Eater 2, made in co-development with Dimps and the Sony Japan Studio. Just like today's previous PS Vita localization announcements, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Freedom Wars is one messed up sounding premise. Japan, let no one ever tell you that you've run out of crazy ideas, okay?
Freedom Wars is the story of a... is he a teenager? He looks like a teenager. Anyway, this protagonist is placed in prison for the crime of living. His sentence is 1,000,000 years, but the sentence can be shortened by participating in the Freedom Wars. With up to 8 players online, fight through rescue missions against the Abductors with a customized weapon load-out. It's an action game where you fight giant monsters, just like a bunch of those other crazy Japanese games right now.
I think Freedom Wars has the potential to be a very popular release in Japan, where God Eater 2 and similar titles like Soul Sacrifice only continue to grow more popular. Freedom Wars mixes that popular style of gameplay, the wild post-apocalyptic storyline so popular in Japan, and the handsome teenagers fighting in deadly scenarios (looking at you, Attack on Titan, World Trigger, etc.) that may combine for the perfect recipe for success.
Freedom Wars won't be coming out in Japan until June 26, so it's unlikely that we'll hear any more about the game until at least then. After that, much like with Soul Sacrifice Delta, it might be another two or so months before the localization is finished and shipped out. Expect to hear more about Freedom Wars at E3, most likely.