At least on the NA store it will be. Point and click adventure game optimised for Vita out 26th March.

Amanita Design took to the US Blog to announced that next week will see the release of Machinarium – which was released on the PS3 in Ocotber – onto the US store. The adventure game which has also seen a release on the PC and mobile so it has been a long time coming for the Vita but it’s almost here.

But the additional time has allowed Aminita to make the “best” version of it, as their founder, Jakub Dvorský wrote:

The Vita version makes no compromises. In fact, it’s even better! It includes all the enhancements from the PS3 version, but we’ve added some new features to complement PS Vita’s capabilities. You can now control the game not only with the system’s analog sticks and buttons, but also directly with your fingers on the touch screen and rear touch panel. We’ve improved the zoom feature too, so it’s more convenient to play the game in a portable capacity.

He went on to add:

The graphics, music and sounds are presented at full quality, and everything runs smoothly and looks as beautiful as ever on Vita’s gorgeous 5″ OLED display. For the best audio experience, put on some nice headphones so you can fully enjoy the award-winning soundtrack by Floex.

We’ve also integrated PSN leaderboards: see how quickly you can finish the game, and how your time stacks up against the rest of the world (compete for the best scores in Machinarium’s minigames, as well).

It will cost $6.99 when it comes out, and we have chased us with Sony and Amanita whether EU gamers will also get their hands on it.

  • JonofPDX

    I think that’s a really good price for this kind of game (especially as a port). Over $10 and I would put off buying it until it was on sale. But at this price this will probably be a day-one pickup for me.

  • It’s not coming out next week in europe, but apparently won’t be far behind.

    https://twitter.com/TheVitaLounge/status/313614051647320066