IO Interactive’s 2003 shooter Freedom Fighters has been re-rated by PEGI, leading to speculation that we may see a re-release of some kind.
Spotted by ResetEra user dex3108, the game can be seen on the PEGI website, rated for PC only at this point. The publisher listed is the game’s developer IO Interactive instead of EA Swiss Sarl, who published the original game on PC, GameCube, PS2 and Xbox. IO Interactive went independent in 2017, retaining the rights to its Hitman IP.
Speaking to GamesIndustry after going independent, IO made clear that it had retained the rights to Freedom Fighters as well as Hitman. Last year, we also heard that IO was working on a new game that wasn’t Hitman-related. This rating suggests that a re-release or remaster of the cult classic could be around the corner.
If you missed Freedom Fighters at the dawn of the millennium, the game was a third-person shooter with an alternate-history premise, where resistance fighters repel the Soviet Union from its occupation of New York City. The player could recruit other ‘Freedom Fighters’ to the cause and issue commands.
We scored the game an 8.4 back in 2003, saying it was “a game that gets better the more you play it”, and praising how its tactical elements slotted alongside its 3rd person combat.
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