E3 2014, the internet exploded when a Vib Ribbon image popped up during Sony’s Press conference but no further news was shared. Today, this happened again but with a good reason; Vib Ribbon is finally announced for PS3 and PS Vita.

Vib Ribbon is a classic from the PS1 era created by Masaya Matsuura working at NanaOn-Sha. Japanese and European gamers might remember this game and most of them loved it. American gamers never had the chance to play Vib Ribbon, it only released as a demo, until now! Shawn Layden, President and CEO of SCEA, announced the game will make it’s way to PS3 and PS Vita for both European and American gamers.

So what’s Vib Ribbon exactly? Vib Ribbon is a rhythm game and you need to guide the main character, Vibri, along a ribbon filled with obstacles. This ribbon with obstacles is created by the music that is playing in the background. You need to pass these obstacles by pressing buttons so Vibri doesn’t fail, when you do fail, Vibri might transform in a inferior form. This works the other way as well, when you succeed multiple times Vibri will transform in a superior form. Watch the gameplay video below to get a better idea:

Vib Ribbon is an unique game and featured a mode where you could create levels by loading your own audio CDs. This will return to the PS3 version but since Vib Ribbon won’t support MP3s for this feature the Vita is missing out on this.

Vib Ribbon will release on October 7 in North America and October 15 in Europe.

  • Lester Paredes

    That’s cool. I remember playing the demo and being completely mystified. lol

  • Buckybuckster

    Looks fun, but the lack of the level creation feature could hurt replay value on the Vita.

    • Robert Backland

      If it’s a PS1 classic, then you would get to download it on both, right?

      • Buckybuckster

        That should be the case. I was thinking in terms of those who lack a PS3…such as myself lol. Who would think they could have added MP3 support or allowed you to pull from your Music Unlimited playlist.
        In any case, if I’m not mistaken there are 8 songs included on the disc so at the right price it could still be a worthwhile purchase for some if only to be able to experience a game which more than a few consider a underrated classic.

  • SarcasticPersona

    I am somehow completely enchanted by the game especially the soundtrack. Where was this when I was a kid who owned a PS1.

  • Risarovi

    There were a lot of great games they could bring from PS1, and bring this… At least, it is a “new” game for Vita.

  • zelduck

    thanks god… that i own a 3ds. so R.I.P my poor vita

  • aros

    They need to be clearer whether future titles are PS1 roms or native games with trophies etc.

  • aros

    Shame it turned out to be just a Rom and not a port with trophies.