Freedom Planet Speeding Its Way To PlayStation 4 Tomorrow

by Robert Workman


If you’ve been needing a Sonic the Hedgehog fix on PlayStation 4 and haven’t quite gotten over the news that Sonic Mania was delayed until summer 2017, GalaxyTrail may just have a cure for what ails you.

The team has announced that it’s bringing its 2D style cartoonish platformer Freedom Planet to the PlayStation 4 this week. The game will arrive tomorrow, on March 21st, and though a specific price point wasn’t revealed for it, it’s likely going to run players around $14.99, just like the previous releases.

The game initially came out for Wii U and PC well over a year ago and gained critical acclaim from fans that have been looking for a good Sonic-style game, and it’s sold reasonably well on the “indie” front. In fact, the team recently announced a follow-up, Freedom Planet 2, which is currently in the works and set for a release sometime later this year, though platforms have yet to be confirmed.

“Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls, and monster girls do most of the butt-kicking!” the company noted in the game’s official description. “Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.”

The game consists of side-scrolling antics not like Sonic and friends, as you speed your way up and down platforms (either on foot or your cherished motorbike), and collect bonuses along the way. There are also occasional boss battles that will challenge your platforming skills, as you fight to survive and move on to the next stage.

If you haven’t had a chance to check the game out before, you’ll be able to do so tomorrow, and, hopefully, Freedom Planet 2 will follow closely behind so that players don’t have to wait to continue the adventure with these animal friends. We’ll let you know how the game fares following its release.

Oh, and while you’re getting excited for the first game in the series, you can check out our hands-on impressions of Freedom Planet 2 here.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.