Today, SCEJA (Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia) released a bit of information on the main weapon in the Freedom Wars game; your “thorn”.

The thorn is a long vine-type lasso with embedded thorns, and can be used either for movement or attack. Several players using their thorns at the same time can tie down an abductor (the massive bio-weapon enemies you face in the game) in order to help bring it down.

Check out the screens, though apparently only the one is large sized (wtf, Sony?);



Looks interesting from what I can see, though I think I need to give it a go before I decide 😉

Freedom Wars is scheduled to release in Japan next year; no word on a Western release window yet.


  • Mauricio Quintero

    I am getting real tyred of hunting-like games, need some fresh air like SS was.

  • XtemmA2

    hunting + boss battle + rescue mission + teamwork – animal abuse. i havnt tried SS, but i loved GE.

  • Lester Paredes

    Looks cool. I like the look of it.

  • aros

    I though Soul Sacrifice was kind of a Sony game so seems odd they are creating another. I was hoping this would be a proper open-action-rpg but obviously this type of game is less risky, quicker and cheaper to make. Not interested to be honest.

    • XtemmA2

      Soul Sacrifice was co-developed with Marvelous (Senran Kagura) and Comcept (Megaman creator). Freedom Wars is being co-developed with Shift (Gods Eater) and Dimps (Street Fighter 4). They may looks the same, but plays differently. Just like COD vs BF vs KZ. Hang on, you might get surprised… or not. 🙂

      • aros

        I know but Sony is investing in both. You guys are probably right they are looking for a new system-selling IP. The developer list sounds good but I just don’t think the style of game is for me sadly. However there are dozens of games coming up I will buy so its all good :D.

    • WhyWai

      I think because they still not yet found their Monster Hunter equivalent killer app for Vita. So Have to keep trying. Soul Sacrifice doing OK, but not as much as a system seller

  • Komuro Takashi

    Will this be Japan only? i mean, imports are pretty expensive :s