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PlayStation Vita Games: the best of the launch line-up

by Steven Williamson on 4 November 2011, 15:42

Tags: Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE)

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You should play these in 2012

Wipeout 2048

Coming exclusively to Vita, the Wipeout series made serious waves when it was first released on PlayStation One with its psychedelic visuals, high-speed gameplay and pulsating soundtrack. It's also a franchise that has already translated well to handheld, with both Wipeout Pure and Wipeout Pulse doing very well on PSP. Cross-platform play with PS3 gamers is a real clincher for us, and we've most definitely got faith in the brilliant Studio Liverpool to create the best handheld Wipeout experience yet.



Street Fighter x Tekken


Is there a beat-'em-up fan on this planet that isn't looking forward to the ultimate match-up between these two heavyweight franchises? We're already salivating over the console version, but tag-team battles and furious combo flurries should be just as appealing on Vita. inFamous hero Cole should add a unique twist as a playable character for the Vita version, too, and if Capcom throws in cross-platform play we'll be very happy bunnies.


Ruin

A Diablo-esque action RPG with social functionality is going to be a completely different type of game for Vita's launch window, and one that may appeal to hardcore gamers. Dungeon-crawling, looting and a deep combat system offering a multitude of satisfying finishing moves are all part of its appeal.

It's going to be interesting to see how the social aspect of Ruin will work. Developer Sony San Diego Studios and Idol Minds says that Vita players will be able to raid each other's lairs in real-time. Players will also be able to use cloud saves so they can move between playing the game on Vita and PS3.



There are many more games to look forward to besides, including FIFA 12, Resistance Burning Skies and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Let us know what you're looking forward to!

Sony's next-generation handheld, PlayStation Vita, is set to launch across Europe and the US on February 22, 2012.


HEXUS Forums :: 3 Comments

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While Uncharted, Wipeout etc are great and all, I'm looking forward to the original stuff like Ruin that will hopefully provide something new, unlike the usual re-hash launch line-ups.
The lack of response on this post, surely means little interest from the paying public for such a device. The games do look good from the trailers, however the market is saturated at the moment with devices that can play games. Sony really needs to market market market this baby, otherwise I get the feeling this device could be overlooked completely, no matter how good it is.
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The lack of response on this post, surely means little interest from the paying public for such a device. The games do look good from the trailers, however the market is saturated at the moment with devices that can play games. Sony really needs to market market market this baby, otherwise I get the feeling this device could be overlooked completely, no matter how good it is.

Dead right. I haven't heard anyone be excited about portable gaming for a long while now. Rightfully so as well, why would you be?