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PlayStation Vita EU launch line up revealed

Wed 23 Nov 2011 8:43am GMT / 3:43am EST / 12:43am PST
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Includes MotorStorm RC, playable on both Vita and PSN

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The new Sony handheld, PlayStation Vita, will launch with 12 first party titles, including the previously unannounced Motorstorm RC and Unit 13.

Motorstorm RC is playable on Vita and PSN, so players can switch between the two, and was developed by Evolution. Both versions will be sold at one price.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048, Reality Fighters, Little Deviants, ModNation, Racers: Road Trip, Everybody's Golf, Escape Plan, Gravity Rush, Hustle Kings, Top Darts, and Super StarDust Delta make up the rest of the line up, with social networking services Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and FourSquare also available on release.

Zipper is also aiming for a release close to launch for its new title, Unit 13, which uses the Vita's 3G connection to update users on leader boards and content.

The Vita will launch on February 22 in EU territories.

7 Comments

Antony Carter
Senior Programmer

85 47 0.6
I seriously have never seen a console with a launch line up anywhere near as good as this, i always wondered what would happen if a console got decent software support at launch, i guess now we will find out.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Klaus Preisinger
Freelance Writing

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The games might be good, but the Vita could still be the wrong type of device at the wrong time. As much as i liked playing Wipeout on the Vita, I just can't imagine playing it anywhere but home. Once I am home to play games...

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Terence Gage
Freelance writer

1,288 120 0.1
It really is an excellent launch line-up, with a mixture of genres, sequels in established franchises and crucially some new IPs. Everything seems to be going so right for the Vita so far it makes me wonder if/where it will slip up. All that remains to be seen is how well Sony and third-party publishers will support it post-launch. If there was one key area where the PSP fell down, I think it was that it tried too hard to emulate its home console brethren.

I suspect it will have the same level of disappointing initial sales that the 3DS had, but in terms of software support it really does look like one of the best console launches ever.

Posted:2 years ago

#3
it's not a Playstation launch without the obligatory Wipeout. Shame there is no Lumines. Best PSP game of first 12 months IMO.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Andrew Goodchild
Studying development

1,228 388 0.3
@Terence
" Everything seems to be going so right for the Vita so far it makes me wonder if/where it will slip up."

Although for what the hardware is I think it represents good value, certainly alongside the 3DS at it's original price, the Vita looks to be the better deal, I still worry that a lot of potential users won't be able to justify spending that price on a handheld, that they might lust after one but still be priced out of the market.
This need not be an issue if it follows the price cut pattern of a home console, but I think one of the PSP's problems is it did not reduce in price fast enough.
This is just an opinion, and partly based on the fact I'd love a Vita but haven't got the spare cash to buy one, but this could be the "where it messes up factor".

Posted:2 years ago

#5

Mark Boon
3D Artist

5 2 0.4
Very excited about this line-up, particularly Uncharted.

Posted:2 years ago

#6

Peter Broughton
Recruitment Consultant

6 2 0.3
I'm really looking forward to this. A little dissapointed they didn't make 2011 release. I see a slight comparison with the PSP launch (Wipeout & Eveybody's Golf). I remember buying Everybody's Golf on PSP launch day way back in 2005. Don't know that much about Unit 13 by Zipper, but I love MAG and have spent loads of time playing that. That'll be something that I look at. Bring on the next gen handheld. Also, I hope the Streetpass functionality is more use than Nintendo 3DS's. I recently travelled from Toronto, Canada to Manchester, UK via Heathrow Airport & did not come across a single hit on Streetpass going through 3 major international airports!

Posted:2 years ago

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