The first of what will become a monthly feature for The Vita Lounge, here is a look at what games will be gracing both European and North American shores this September for the PlayStation Vita.

We all know that some games can appear out of the blue and release on our favourite handheld with only a few days notice, but here are the key titles that we can expect this month;

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Release Date – 2nd September NA / 5th September Europe

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The sequel to the brilliant Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair sees you and your classmates at the elite Hope’s Peak Academy have been brought to this island by your super-cute teacher for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” Everyone seems to be having fun in the sun…until Monokuma returns to restart his murderous game! Trapped on this island of mutual killing, your only hope of escape rests in solving the island’s mysteries. But be warned-sometimes the truth can be its own despair…

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition

Release Date – 2nd September NA / 3rd September Europe

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Playing as Wilson, a scientist who has been trapped by a demon and taken to a mysterious world, the aim of Don’t Starve is to find a way to escape this mysterious world whilst fending for yourself and fighting off any wild creatures that may attempt to attack! By gathering resources to craft items and structures your aim is to survive long enough to make it out of this world, and most importantly, do it without starving!

Joe Danger

Release Date – 2nd September NA / 3rd September Europe (Launching as part of September’s PlayStation Plus lineup)

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Play as stuntman Joe Danger on his journey from zero to hero! Featuring a PlayStation Vita specific trophy set, 25 characters to play as and a newly tweaked control system, Joe Danger has been improved in almost every way especially for our favourite handheld! With a level creator that utilises the Vita’s touch controls and the new to PlayStation player ghosts that will automatically download for you to try and beat it appears that this version of Joe Danger is going to be the ultimate version of the game!

The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 5 – No Going Back

Release Date – 3rd September Europe (Already available in North America)

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The Season 2 finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series will allow for us to see what is in store for Clementine and company against the army of the undead. Continuing on from where the jaw-dropping first season finished, this season sees Clementine come of age and become a crucial figure, with the decisions that you make as her key to many of the game’s plot elements. For any fan of the TV or comic series, this is one title that should not be missed!

Velocity 2X

Release Date – 2nd September NA /3rd September Europe (Launching as part of September’s PlayStation Plus lineup)

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This highly anticipated sequel to Velocity Ultra weaves together two classic game formats into one seamless adventure, featuring puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning top-down shoot ‘em-up gameplay! Engage the Quarp Drive teleport to outsmart the enemy in race-tuned space combat, then dock your ship, jump out and run around on foot to infiltrate enemy bases! Once you’ve disabled internal defences, jump back into the Quarp Jet and continue your mission!

Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate

Release Date – 2nd September NA / 5th September Europe

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A third re-release and sequel to Warriors Orochi 3, Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate is a hack and slash title from Tecmo Koei and Omega Force. A combination of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate takes everything from the previous iterations of Warriors Orochi 3 with new characters, plenty of game modes and Cross-Save and Cross-Play with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions added to the mix!

Natural Doctrine

Release Date – 16th September NA / 19th September Europe

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Natural Doctrine places you in a fictional world, where everything revolves around a substance called Pluton. You will need to extract Pluton from below the world’s surface, although this will be no easy feat as a horde of dangerous beasts and monsters will be blocking your path! As you return to the surface, these creatures will follow so it will be down to you to protect the city of Feste from chaos.

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!

Release Date – 23rd September NA

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Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! is an updated version of the 2009 title Arcana Heart 3, developed by Examu and Arc System Works. This updated version will feature rebalanced gameplay, newly rendered 3D environments and both training and survival modes. With a selection of 23 adorable girls with new attacks and defense skills you can relive the story mode which has new content added, or fight your way to the top in the online multiplayer section.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

Release Date – 30th September NA

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanzō girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.

Frozen Synapse Prime

Release Date – TBC September

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Frozen Synapse Prime is an enhanced version of Mode 7′s 2011 turn-based tactical shooter which features a squad of futuristic soldiers equipped with various different weapons at their disposal. With a fully destructable arena around you, the aim is to eliminate the opposing team by strategically moving your units and anticipating your rival’s whilst they do the same, and the turn is then played out based on the choice you have made. Anticipation and mind games will come into play a great deal, I can see this being one you will challenge your friends at for a long time.

Jet Car Stunts

Release Date – TBC September

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Grip Games is updating this high speed racing platformer with revamped visuals, new cars, more levels, and new modes! Including new asynchronous multiplayer with leader boards. Jet Car Stunts will be cross-buy and cross-play on PlayStation platforms.

Minecraft

Release Date – TBC September

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Does this game really need any introduction? One of the best-selling games of all time! By interacting with the game world by placing and breaking various types of blocks you can build creative structures, creations, and artwork on multi-player servers and single-player worlds across multiple game modes. For some gamers (including some of our Staff Writers) this could be the game that swallows many Vita owners’ time up when it releases on the handheld!

MotoGP 14

Release Date – TBC September NA (Already available in Europe)

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Rather than write a brief overview for this title, why not check out Brad’s review? He says of the motorbike sim that ‘MotoGP 14 may not be without its flaws, but it is hard to argue that it isn’t a really good game. Everything from the physics to the track selection are all top quality and make for a pretty spectacular time.  And while it doesn’t seem to be a major upgrade from the previous game, players who are new to the series will discover a fun and challenging racing sim. Even a rookie such as myself was able to have a really good time with it, even if I finished a race 15 out of 16′. Check out the full review here!

Murasaki Baby

Release Date – TBC September

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In Murasaki Baby you play as Baby, a little girl that finds herself in a ‘dream world’. This 2D landscape is no place for a baby as it is filled with traps, evil creatures and many horrors. Separated from her mother, Baby is desperate to be reunited with her This is an almighty task to ask of a baby, so this is where you come in. You will need to guide Baby through this ‘dream world’, ensuring that you keep both the girl and her heart-shaped balloon safe from the world’s perils.

Let us know in the comments which of these titles has your eye and why! We will be back at the same time next month for a look at October’s releases!

Until next time, why not take a look at Tyler and Kyle’s awesome set of videos that look at the PlayStation Vita titles that we can expect in the coming months here?

  • Great stuff Charlie, I hope we don’t jinx Frozen Synapse Prime and Minecraft with this…

    • Charlie Large

      Fingers crossed! I’d rather look at it that we may encourage them 🙂

  • Super Smash Umar

    Murasaki Baby is easily my most anticipated game on the list. Don’t get me wrong everything else looks amazing. But Murasaki just looks so interesting

    • Phelan

      but sadly I heard it is very short game (don’t know if it is true… but on blogs official guys were avoiding answering how long is it)

    • Charlie Large

      I am excited to play Murasaki Baby, it looks so good!

    • Ichigo Yoite

      I’ve never heard of it tbh O_O Since everyone seems to be going crazy about I’ll check it out!!!

  • Phelan

    Danganronpa and Natrual Doctrine for me.

  • gamezalv

    Woah that’s a lot of games 0_0

  • SarcasticPersona

    My hype levels are through the roof. I am most excited for Danganronpa 2 and Senran Kagura.

    • Charlie Large

      I am definitely looking forward to Danganronpa 2! Cannot wait for more Monokuma fun!

      • SarcasticPersona

        I kinda feel pretty awesome having you guys reply to me. Also *digitalfistbump* back to you Kyle.

        • Charlie Large

          It’s pretty awesome having you comment on our posts 🙂 we’re all the same, lovers of the Vita 🙂

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Those are my top picks for the month too!

      -digitalfistbump-

  • nonscpo

    Hyped for Dangan Ronpa 2 and wait Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is coming out at the end of September? I thought it was coming out in October!

    • Ichigo Yoite

      Following your advise ill be getting Shinovi Versus digital in europe …I don’t know when I’ll be able to play it yet bc of my game lineup but yeah I’m getting it 😉

      • nonscpo

        Cool I’m glad I was able to help you. Trust me I know how you feel, it seems like were buying games to play them later these days. My backlog is getting bigger but my free time is getting smaller, ah the life of responsabilities 😉

  • Timberman

    Thanks a bunch for an awesome psvita site!!! And thanks for this illuminating article, Charlie 🙂

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    Those of you who like to see articles like this (BTW Great one, Charlie) and want to keep those games coming to The PlayStation Vita, please sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/bandai-namco-games-atypical-games-bring-sky-gamblers-rise-of-glory-to-the-playstation-vita

    But please before you do so, don’t play the jerk on me because I’m NOT pointing a gun to your head or making you feel like you HAVE to, just do it if you feel like helping the Vita or got no problem spending 30 seconds of your life doing so. All I want is your signature. Thanks.

  • Lester Paredes

    Yay! Senran Kagura and Arcana Heart!

  • darkknezz

    grabbing Velocity2x and joe danger. curious about Dont Starve!

  • Schiller

    Sony should finally release more PS One Classics on the european PSN!!! There’s still no Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Trigger or Persona 2 etc…