Following the release details we posted just a short while ago, it seems even more information has been released regarding characters and systems.
First up we’ll take a look at the new characters they’ve given us some information on; Elfride and Carlos.
Voiced by Nao Toyama, Elfride “Sakamoto” Cabrera is known as the “Ultimate Battle Maiden.” She’s a young-looking girl with brown skin and short green hair – not quite what you’d expect from the current champion of the Royal Round, an illegal underground battle arena. Her last name is the same as the previously revealed Uwe “Sakamoto” Cabrera, but the details f their relationship (or lack thereof) is currently unknown.
The other new character, voiced by Keiji Fujiwara, is named Carlos “Theodosius” Jinnah. Known as the “Standoffish Hedonist”, he’s a criminal aligned with the Nog Panopticon, which is friendly with the hero’s Panopticon partner. Standing as Uwe’s rival, this young unkempt lad is bad company to keep around, opting to simply enjoy his life rather than focus on saving his fellow comrades or reducing his prison sentence.
Moving on to the modes and systems included in the title, we take a look at the City-State War Mode.
In this mode, players are split up into forty-seven Panopticons – each representing one of Japan’s 47 prefectures. Each of these Panopticons are competing to develop their areas, done so by gathering natural resources and invading other Panopticon prefectures. Successful delivery of these resources contributes to the development of players’ Panopticons, which if developed far enough can place other Panopticons under their control. Developing your Panopticon will also aide in unlocking different customization features for your android partners, such as the text-to-speech options we’ve mentioned before.
While details on the resources you need for development are still scant, Famitsu magazine reports that it seems like they’ll be contributing towards parts for making artificial Abductors.
Speaking of artificial Abductors, a new two-legged bombardment unit with the codename Kabuto has been introduced – sporting a weaponized body that can rotate about a mid-section which is installed above its legs. It appears to be highly mobile and is proficient at close-quarters combat.
That’s all we’ve got for now but with the sheer amount of information we’re getting for this game I’m sure to be back in a few hours with yet another post, and even more details. Keep those TVL tabs open or you’re bound to miss something!
Freedom Wars will be available in Japan June 26th, no word yet on localization (still…).