Freedom Fighters Receives Brand New PEGI Rating For PC
Freedom Fighters may be fighting its way back onto the scene if a new PEGI rating is to be believed.
Rereleases are becoming more and more common these days as publishers look to cash in on their previously released titles. Over the last month alone we’ve had remasters/rereleases of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and three different Super Mario titles. Alongside that, we’ve also received more details about Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls and more reports on the heavily rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered collection.
Now, if a new PEGI rating is to be believed, we may also be getting a rerelease of a cult classic from the PS2/GameCube/Xbox era, Freedom Fighters. The new rating was noticed by ResetEra user Dex3108 and was posted on the forums over there. The rating specifically lists a PC version, that’s due for release on September 21 (today), although that could just be a placeholder.
What’s interesting about this new rating is that the publisher listed by PEGI has changed. Initially, Freedom Fighters was developed by IO Interactive and published by EA, however, this new listing suggests that if the game is to be rereleased, it will in fact be published by IO Interactive themselves. The developers, who were previously part of Square Enix, are currently working on Hitman 3, a game that’s due for release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Stadia and PC next year.
Freedom Fighters was originally released back in 2003 and is a third-person shooter set in an alternative version of New York. It sees players take control of their squad, fighting invading Soviet Forces. Players can build up their charisma throughout the game and recruit additional forces to their squad. The game came out to solid reviews, with the original sitting between 80-83% on Metacritic on the various platforms, and quickly established its cult status.
While nothing official has come from IO Interactive themselves, this is an interesting development. Here’s hoping that if it’s true, we get a console release alongside the PC version.