From its inception, the Sony designed the PS Vita to do one thing best: play games. Whereas Sony admits the PSP was had an identity crisis — marketed as a music player, Internet communicator, video player, gaming device — the message is clear that PS Vita is a gaming machine first and foremost. Here are the games you'll be playing on Feb. 22.
Sony didn't detail which games will costs what, but a sneaky suspicion from some well-informed gaming journalists and bloggers on Twitter suggest that the heavier-hitting games with the shinier PS3-esque graphics like Uncharted: Golden Abyss will be the games that cost $50 and the lower-end games that will be PlayStation Network download-only will hit at around the lower $10 pricing.
Without further ado, here's the list:
SCEA launch day titles:
- Escape Plan (PSN Only)
- Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
- Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
- Little Deviants
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip
- Super StarDust Delta (PSN Only)
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- wipEout 2048
Third-party launch day titles:
- Army Corps of Hell
- Asphalt Injection
- Ben 10 Galactic Racing
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
- Dungeon Hunter Alliance
- Dynasty Warriors Next
- F1 2011
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer
- Lumines Electronic Symphony
- Michael Jackson: The Experience
- Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
- Rayman Origins
- Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
- Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
- Touch My Katamari
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
And that's it for the launch day games, now let's see what's in the PS Vita's launch window, which can typically either be three to six months into the handheld's release.
SCEA launch window titles:
- Gravity Rush
- MLB 12 The Show
- Reality Fighters
- Unit 13
Third-party launch window titles
- Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
- Ninja Gaiden Plus
- Ridge Racer
- Silen Hill Book of Memories
- Supremacy MM: Unrestricted
So there you have it. Noticeably absent are Jonathan Mak's much talked about Sound Shapes and Nihilistic Software's Resistance: Burning Skies, but better a late game than a broken game, right?
Lastly, Sony also announced the pricing for the PS Vita's new proprietary memory cards. Previously believed to start at $25, a 4GB memory card will cost only $20, 8GB ($30), 16GB ($60), and 32GB ($100).
Feb. 22 can't come soon enough. It's going to be a helluva day for gamers.
Via PlayStation Blog