Here we take a look at what games will be gracing both European and North American shores this October 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;

Futuridium EP Deluxe

Release Date – 1st October EU

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In Futuridium you are a lone starship pilot who gets lost in a dimensional loop just before a big space battle. With a limited and constantly depleting energy bar, your only hope is to fly as fast as possible over enormous space dreadnoughts and destroy power cubes to replenish your energy tank and reveal the dreadnought’s power core, which must be destroyed to move on to the next ship.

Colin reviewed Futuridium for The Vita Lounge and said that ‘Futuridium EP Deluxe is a challenging shoot ’em up which just feels right on PS Vita’. Check out his review here.

Natural Doctrine

Release Date – 3rd October EU

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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.

Jet Car Stunts

Release Date – 7th October NA / 8th October EU

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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.

PIX the Cat

Release Date – 7th October NA / 8th October EU

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Releasing straight into October’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, PIX The Cat is best described as a Snake/Pac Man/Bomberman mash-up. The titular PIX is stuck in a procedurally generated GRID OF INFINITY. He rescues stranded eggs and brings the hatched chicks to their rescue spots to go deeper into the grid, all the while avoiding walls, enemies, and his increasingly long parade of chicks behind him. Each level requires careful and on-the-fly decisions to make a full combo to proceed to FEVER TIME!

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed

Release Date – 10th October EU

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Released in North America back in August, Kyle reviewed Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed for The Vita Lounge and said that ‘Akiba’s Trip is filled with the things an otaku loves; strange plots, fanservice, Japanese culture/references and a great location. What it doesn’t offer however, is a lot of depth, an overly lengthy story line or any shame. You’ll have to decide for yourself if this one floats your boat, but it’s certainly floating mine‘.

As noted, the game isn’t for everyone – so why not take a read of Kyle’s review here before you decide to dive in?

PlayStation TV

Release Date – October 14th NA

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With over 700 games available to play on the system from launch, the PlayStation TV could be the perfect console for those getting into gaming.

The PlayStation TV connects to your TV via HDMI, and can play certain PS Vita titles, has access to Remote Play for PS4 owners and will be compatible with PS Now. Certain video streaming services will also be available. It is important to remember that not all Vita titles will be playable on the console, as games which require use of the PS Vita’s unique inputs will not be compatible without patching from the studios.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

Release Date – 14th October NA / 15th October EU

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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.

Samurai Warriors 4

Release Date – 21st October NA / 24th October EU

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The latest entry in Koei Tecmo’s hack’n’slash series, Samurai Warriors 4 will feature 55 playable characters including the likes of Nobuyuki Sanada and Yoshitsugu Otani, Takatora Todo, Naotora Ii and Munenori Yagyu, some who were only previously available in the Japanese versions of Samurai Warriors.

There will be new manoeuvres which will be Hyper and Rage Attacks, as well as Mighty Strikes. You’ll be able to switch between two characters, make adjustments to troop morale, and also the return of the portable item system which was first present in Samural Warriors 3. Modes will include the Story Mode which looks at the Warring States era, and a Chronicle Mode where players can complete different quests and find items. The game also features Cross-Save with the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Freedom Wars

Release Date – 28th October NA / 29th October EU

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Probably the most anticipated PlayStation Vita release of 2014, Freedom Wars is an action-packed RPG that is a Vita exclusive. Set in PT Era 102014, the earth has been devastated by atmospheric pollution and the world is running out of resources. Human beings can only survive inside purpose-built facilities known as Panopticons. States across the dystopian world fight each other to take control of what is left, using Panopticons to take control of precious finite resources. Players take on the role of a prisoner in this Panopticon facility, subject to a million-year prison sentence and forced to fight for their freedom.

Minecraft

Release Date – TBC October

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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!

Race the Sun

Release Date – TBC October

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Flippfly’s  arcade-inspired game Race the Sun combines both procedural generation and hand-designed elements to create a variety of landscapes that players will have to race through as they attempt to make it as far as possible before the Sun sets.  The game will feature trophies, leaderboards, and 25 levels of upgrades to keep things fresh and challenging!

Run, Sackboy, Run!

Release Date – TBC October

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Run SackBoy! Run!, which will also be coming to iOS and Android devices, will see Sackboy jump and run through three popular LittleBigPlanet worlds. You will use simple touch controls to collect bubbles which can then be used to purchase new costumes and items. And this time, those costumes will also feature built-in scoring multipliers to boost your score on the leaderboards. You’ll also be able to take advantage of different power-ups such as the Jet Pack, Magnet, Shield, and Glider when it launches for free this October!

 

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops

Release Date – TBC October

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This PlayStation release features levels from both the original mobile releases – Tiny Troopers and Tiny Troopers: Special Ops – including a range of survival, VIP-protection and enemy clearance objectives alongside wave-based zombie maps. It also embraces its new hardware, moving to analog stick controls as well as touch-based cues for the PlayStation Vita.

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 November’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?

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    Great releases for this month. I hope it sells. A lot.
    However, these games’ details and release dates are nowhere to be found:

    *Road Not Taken (not sure whether or not the studio responsible for the port has given up on it);

    *Final Horizon (For a Tower Defense game, I expected it to be released already);

    *Switch Galaxy;

    *Big Fest (I’ve heard about this game on events including TGS but release data is still unknown);

    *Oddworld – New ‘n’ Tasty (What’s keeping Just Add Water…?);

    *Helldivers (This was supposed to be out in the Summer. It’s almost Fall and so far, nothing);

    *Pavilion (First they said ‘2014’. And then they said nothing more);
    With the PS4 on Vita’s way and taking the priority for all upcoming releases, I think the wait for these games is not over. I just hope the release gap between console and handheld versions don’t take as long as it does from PC to the Vita.

  • nonscpo

    Im most excited by the release of the Playstation TV (cough cough VITA-TV) and the release of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus. By the way Senran Kagura Burst is currently on sale at the North American eshop for the Nintendo 3DS for only $19.99 (Both games) ususally $29.99 (well worth the pick).

    • Phelan

      Don’t buy Playstation TV!

      I mean before deciding take a look at this:

      http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTA1WDY5MA==/z/nRkAAOSwRLZUHRrD/$_12.JPG

      Looks great right? And for me it does makes more sense to import Vita TV – Danganronpa Edition rather than buying that so called PS TV. Though I I need to find out how expensive is it… but still importing standard one is cheaper for me than buying PS TV in Europe. :/ those prices are lame joke.

      • nonscpo

        OMFG! why do the Japanese aways get the good stuff?

        • Phelan

          More or less yes 🙂

        • Phelan

          But sadly it is quite expensive…. well… maybe it is not… it depends

          It is bundle Vita TV + Danganronpa 1/2 for 150 EUR

          So yeah we have Vita TV for 100 EUR + 2 games which would cost about 30 EUR.

          It’s not bad price

          http://store.sony.jp/Special/Game/Psvita/Danganronpa12/index.html

        • Phelan

          Sorry for spam

          After all it is not expensive at atl

          150 EUR is for Vita + Danganronpa

          Vita TV bundle cost only 83 EUR with 2 games

  • SarcasticPersona

    I am extremely excited for the release of the Vita TV. It should definitely bring in a lot more sales (especially with the lower price point). And I have succesfully persuaded a friend of mine to purchase a Vita so I guess that chocks up a win for us.

    • nonscpo

      Would be more excited if better games were bundled!

  • APA

    Freedom Wars! I can’t wait to play it with pals!

  • gRANT

    Senran kagura looks good, dat fan service though. I wasn’t excited about freedom wars until I saw extensive footage of it and now I’m really looking forward to it, looks really fun. Also I have a question that no one’s answered me yet, even on the ps blog, can you stream games with the pstv? As in stream on twitch so people can watch you play.

  • Buckybuckster

    Welcome to Boobtoberfest LOL! Nice lineup of games this month! Will Minecraft finally make it to the Vita this month?