Major update will include new aim assist feature as well as other gameplay improvements.

A couple of days ago we brought you details of the forthcoming Freedom Wars update, which will go live on October 16th in Japan. Update 1.20, the second major update for Freedom Wars since its release on June 26th in Japan, will bring a number of new features, with the biggest being the addition of Player vs Player multiplayer modes.

We have now learnt that a new aim assist feature, that will make it easier to use ranged weapons, will also be added to the game.  This will be accompanied by the ability for players to save up to 30 different costumes and accessories settings. Other gameplay and weapon improvements will also be included in the update.

Although Freedom Wars is a multiplayer focused game, the original release in Japan contained no online multiplayer features. This was most likely due to pressure on the developer to reach a deadline and subsequently running out of time to implement all gaming features. This has lead to frequent DLC additions, and updates to include these missing features, and with update 1.20, gamers will now have the ability to face off against other players online.

Freedom Wars is set to release on the 28th October in North America, and on the 29th (digitally) in Europe. After an outcry from the PS Vita community, SCE Japan Studio made a dramatic U-turn on their decision to make the game digital only in Europe, and the physical version will now hit stores on the 31st October in Europe.

There is still no information on whether the western releases will include the features added via updates in Japan, but as we edge ever nearer to the release of Freedom Wars in the west, you can be sure that the TVL will be the first on the scene with any further news on the upcoming Vita exclusive.

  • Nazar

    Correction: The game will launch 29th both digitally and physically. The physical version will only release the 31st in the UK. Stop listening to the IGN crap. Looks like they spread the wrong info and now people believe it is the 31st for the physical version in EU.

    • Lester Paredes

      That’s what he said: Freedom Wars is set to release on the 28th October in North America, and on the 29th (digitally) in Europe. After an outcry from the PS Vita community, SCE Japan Studio made a dramatic U-turn on their decision to make the game digital only in Europe, and the physical version will now hit stores on the 31st October in Europe.

    • Mauricio Quintero

      IGN is pretty much a joke of journalism