In a post at the Official PlayStation Blog, it has been announced that Japanese retro game La-Mulana will be coming to Western PlayStation Vitas this December – complete with new features.

Originally slated for release in Japan this December, we’ve just received word via the PlayStation Blog that it’ll be hitting in December for all regions – not just the Land of the Rising Sun.

La-Mulana Portable is a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure game which draws inspiration from Castlevania and Metroid. Up until now the original game was only legitimately available in Japanese, although a fan produced English language patch has been created.

This game has it all, with well drawn pixel art, interesting puzzles to solve, and hard action.

La-Mulana Portable Screenshot

The blog post sums it up nicely, drawing attention to its pixel art which, due to the popularity of the art style still, doesn’t actually look particularly aged and would certainly sit nicely alongside other great pixel art games on the Vita.

La-Mulana Portable, which is only a working title at present, promises to offer an action-adventure “Archeological Ruins Exploration Action Game“. Differences to the PlayStation Vita Portable version of the game from the original are described as being tuned for mobile play and aiming to make the most of Vita’s portability and beautiful screen.

La-Mulana Portable Screenshot

La-Mulana Portable is slated for a December release in Japan, North America and Europe.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    What are for the images on the sides of the screenshot?

    • Lester Paredes

      A border that preserves the game’s aspect ratio. It wasn’t made for wide-screen, it seems.

  • Lester Paredes

    Nice. I’ve been wanting to play this. Have it on PA, but never got around to it. I don’t like the borders around the screen, the Vita’s screen is big for a portable system, but it’s still kinda small. Probably done to preserve the aspect ratio of the game. Still, I hope that they make it an option to remove it.