Fight for Freedom in the rerelease of this cult classic.
The year of leaks continues. Although maybe not as high profile as the Xbox Series S leaks, or the Super Mario 3D All-Stars ones, earlier today a brand new PEGI rating for an unannounced Freedom Fighters rerelease popped up. The rating was for a PC version of the original game, dated for today.
Although initially that date was considered as a potential placeholder, it was in fact true. The game, which was originally released in 2003 for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube, has indeed released on PC via Steam and GOG. Due to “unforeseen circumstances” the game will release on the Epic Games Store at a later date. As was spotted in the PEGI rating, the publisher of the game has changed from EA to developers IO Interactive.
The Red Army took your freedom. It’s time to take it back!
Only this time, without a disc drive!
— Freedom Fighters (@FreedomGame_IOI) September 21, 2020
A press release from IO said:
“We’re excited to finally make the original 2003 game available digitally and have players re-live their favourite moments from the campaign. If you’re completely new to Freedom Fighters, here’s what you need to know:
Freedom Fighters is an intense third-person action game set in an alternate history New York during the invasion of a foreign superpower. You’ll take on the role of Chris Stone, a hard-working plumber, who must rise through the ranks of the resistance to prove himself as a charismatic leader.”
Alongside the game, which is currently 33% off, players will get a couple of nostalgic extras. IO Interactive has once again teamed up with the game’s original composer, Jesper Kyd, to offer all 16 tracks in both MP3 and FLAC formats. To replicate the 2003 buying experience, players will also gain access to a complete PC manual from when the game launched.
Freedom Fighters is available now on PC. There’s currently no word on if the game will be ported to consoles at any point in the future.
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