The Unfinished Swan for the PS Vita goes on sale today in Japan for 1,296 yen with PS+ members getting an extra 20% off to bring it down to 1,037 yen.

And there is now good news for those in Europe looking to lob balls of paint on their Vitas. SCEE’s website now has a release date for The Unfinished Swan in Europe. They have decided to do a stealth launch with the game as it will be coming out next week on 29 October.

Unfinished Swan SCEE

There has still been no word from Sony that the game is even coming at all. We have a trophy list, but no acknowledgement of the game’s existence. It’s sad that they would launch a game with such little fanfare as to make it completely unnoticeable. Fortunately we are here, hunting and searching for everything we can about it. The game is Cross-Buy across the PS Vita, PS3 and PS4. If you own it already for the PS3 you will get the two new versions for free.

And if you live in North America, there is no information at all. SCEA does not currently list as the game as a coming title nor do they have any news regarding a launch date. However, if we have learned anything from history, it is that SCEA likes to sneak in last minute releases after they have been announced for Europe. So it is possible that the game could also be coming to NA next week as well, but at this point it is just conjecture.

It would be nice for Sony to say anything about The Unfinished Swan for the Vita, but until they do, we will. Look for it in next week’s store update.

UPDATE: The PlayStation Blogs in both the US and Europe have now announced that The Unfinished Swan will be coming to both regions next week. North America will get the game on 28 October and Europe the next day. The game is Cross-Buy for $14.99 and the PS4 version will be released at the same time.

  • Fed

    I only played this on PS3 because it came with Journey as part of a £10 bundle. A highly unusual game, this one. I wouldn’t mind getting into it properly again 🙂

    • Rodolfo Ferreira

      You shoot away paintballs as you discover your path to… whatever.
      This does sound like an unusual game. Is it addictive? Would you recommend it for mobile gamers?

      • vongruetz .

        Is it addictive? Probably not. It’s not that kind of game. It’s an experience with a story and mystery that unfolds as you play. I’m not sure what “mobile gamers” are looking for but this game is great.

  • aros

    Great news. I only played a bit of it but looking forward to it on Vita.

    Rodolfo – I would recommend suicide for people who love mobile gaming as they are destroying the industry. It probably doesn’t have the immediacy of mobile rubbish but then it has no IAP or paywalls and has actual effort and skill and thought in the design.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    All we need now is Journey-be great if Limbo and Papo & Yo made the jump too.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Limbo is already on Vita.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        I’m talking about PS4

        • Pata

          An Xbox One version of Limbo has been rated by the Korean Rating Board recently, meaning it could jump to PS4 afterwards. I would like that Papo & Yo made the jump to Vita and PS4 too, such a game with a captivating story.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Yes I saw it. PS4 is possible.

          • vongruetz .

            You can play Papo & Yo right now on both the Vita and PS4 if you use PS Now. I just finished playing through it on the Vita, and it is a captivating, brutal story.