Freedom Wars dated for Japan, ad-hoc only at launch

Continuing the mild onslaught of monster hunting type games, Freedom Wars will arrive on shelves in Japan on June 26th, bringing a more sci-fi tone to the usual fantasy settings. The launch version will feature ad-hoc play only for four players, with a future updated offering eight-player support and infrastructure mode.

Hopefully, if it comes to Europe and the U.S., Sony will bring the fully patched version over, so we won't have to find four Vita owners in a room, sat next to a unicorn and Elvis. Naturally there will be plenty of digital goodies on offer with costumes and weapons up for pre-order customers.

Some recent videos showed off the first 30 minutes of the game, and a Famitsu magazine article has unveiled some new characters and information beyond the release details.