June 30, 2014

Update on Freedom Wars Story and Characters

We've seen the action of Freedom Wars, but is there a story behind it all? Check out the trailer to see some more details

The following trailer shows some characters and story points for game.

The US PS Blog details an interview with Japan Studio Producer, Junichi Yoshizawa where he talks about bringing the experience to Western shores:

My vision was to develop a PS Vita game that took advantage of the handheld system’s unique features, enabling gamers to come together via ad-hoc and Wi-Fi to overcome terrifying enemies. PlayStation has a storied legacy of creating innovative experiences and our collective goal was to create a Vita game that brought gamers together in a socially connected, location-based, co-op experience.

So there looks to be more than just Monster Hunting, but a story behind it all. A game cannot exist on fancy gameplay for long. There needs to be endearing characters, plot, and a reason to come back every day.

Looks like Freedom Wars will have all that when it is brought to the West by the end of the year (not a very specific date, but a time frame nonetheless).

What do you think? What makes a game for you? Gameplay? Story? Characters? Let us know below!

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