[PSV UPDATE] Playstation Vita, The game is on!
Sony’s Playstation Vita (PSV) is getting very well received by the major Japanese game studios, many of them have or are still in development to supply new titles for Sony’s latest and greatest handheld. As it happens, neither hardware nor any games are officially out, yet we are here to give you a small round up on what to expect when the console hits the shelves in the forthcoming months and what further to expect in 2012.
One of the first to start the PSV development was Bandai Namco Games, with titles such as RIDGE (Ridge Racer) they showcased a concept render of potential graphic power the new hardware manages to push forward. Other titles still in negotiation for production are Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam Battle and God Eater.
Second big name in the PSV development is Tecmo Koei, well known for Disgaea and its Dead or Alive franchise. They are working together with Omega Force studios to bring you a touch interactive battle simulator under the name Dynasty Warriors (working title). The game is planned for spring 2012 release and will use both front and rear touchscreen + the built in gyroscope to the fullest.
Third.. Well there can’t be a new playstation portable without the launch of Minna no Golf (Everybody’s golf). The game, a golf simulator, is developed by Clap Hanz (published by SCE) and will feature most of the motion and touch capabilities of the Vita handheld.
Also on the plate: Gravity Daze, an adventure game planned to be released when the handheld itself is ready for shipping. Another one (in collaboration with MM) for Vita release is Little Big Planet, equally set to be ready when the hardware ships. And not to forgetting Uncharted – Golden Abyss! Also published by SCE (developed by NaughtyDog and BEND Studio) which is already expected to be a huge hit for the EU/USA market.
Fourth. UTV Ignition games is developing in corporation with VanillaWare the game Dragon’s Crown. Release is planned spring 2012, the concept is a 2D/retro looking RPG with various fighting combo’s who utilize most of the new touch features.
Number 5, Capcom: Street Fighter X Tekken, the game will feature characters from both the Street Fighter and Tekken series ( naturally this means Namco is involved for the Tekken part). The gameplay will be based on the 2D mechanics of Street Fighter IV as opposed to Tekken.
Check us regularly for forthcoming updates on the Japanese gaming industry. Cheers!