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

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Release Date – 4th November NA / 5th November EU

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One of November’s PlayStation Plus titles, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a remake of the Steam hit, The Binding of Isaac. The game tells the story of Isaac and his mother, based on the biblical story with the same name. Isaac’s mother hears a voice from above telling her to remove all that is evil from Isaac. She obliged but it is not enough, she has to kill Isaac to proof her faith. Isaac is aware of this and flees to the basement of his house and this is where all the action takes place!

Don’t Die, Mr. Robot!

Release Date – 4th November NA / 5th November EU

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Described as a game that is “big on fun, and small on plot”, you play as Mr. Robot, who’s main aim in life is to get his robotic hands upon as much fruit as possible. There is just one problem though, everytime he tries to eat one, it explodes! Rather than be down-heartened by this cruel irony, Mr Robot uses it to his advantage by deploying each explosion to destroy the hordes of killer robotic machines out to kill him.

The aim of the game is to get the highest score possible, which is achieved by getting the biggest chain of explosions possible. Its all about timing, and waiting for the most amount of fruit to appear on screen to obtain the biggest multiplier and biggest chain.

If you are still on the fence about whether this game is for you, why not check out my review of Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! here?

Minutes

Release Date – 5th November EU

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It is very hard to find words to describe Red Phantom Games upcoming PlayStation Vita title Minutes, so why not check out the trailer below to get an idea of what to expect when the game releases?!

The Wolf Among Us

Release Date – 4th November NA / 5th November EU

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Based on the ‘Fables’ graphic novels by Bill Willingham, The Wolf Among Us follows characters from various Fairy Tales and Folklore who have been forced out of their homelands by ‘The Adversary’ who have conquered their realm. The fairy tale creatures are forced to living in New York City, where a ‘Fabletown’ community is established. All fairytale creatures must blend in to avoid detection from the real world, with creatures who do not have a human form having to pay for magic potions called ‘Glamours’, which give them a human appearance for a short time.

The game plays as a murder mystery, with you playing as Bigby Wolf, aka The Big Bad Wolf, as he investigates a number of gruesome murders in Fabletown. Fans of The Walking Dead will already be familiar with the gameplay, with the player choosing how conversations will play out, which route to take during an investigation and ultimately who lives and who dies.

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit!

Release Date – 11th November NA / 12th November EU

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This rhythm spin-off of the ninja ‘busty brawler’ series, SENRAN KAGURA, features cooking battles rather than shinobi showdowns. The emphasis is on outrageous humor, delicious food and plenty of eye candy. Culinary warfare is carried out through an array of rhythm battles—tap the correct buttons in time with the beat to rack up combos and determine the size and quality of the resulting dish. With 10 girls to choose from (22 when including additional DLC), players are challenged to create the ultimate Super Dish and unlock a special feast for the eyes.

Tales of Hearts R

Release Date – 11th November NA / 12th November EU

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Bandai Namco’s upcoming RPG Tales of Hearts R follows the story of Kor Meteor, a brave young man living in a small village by the sea, as he sharpens his fighting skills under the watchful eye of his grandfather. Impressed with Kor’s growing skill, his grandfather bequeaths to him a special type of weapon known as a Soma. Soma users must possess exceptionally strong Spiria, the source of all life from which the human mind and will are derived.

This game looks set to be all kinds of awesome, I was lucky enough to preview the opening of the game last month, which you can read about here if you wish.

PlayStation TV

Release Date – November 14th EU

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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.

Brad recently reviewed the PlayStation TV for the site, why not take a moment to read his verdict before you part with your hard-earned cash?

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

Release Date – 18th November NA

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In Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, an RPG in the mould of The Legend of Zelda titles, there is something not right in the Nameless Kingdom and suddenly all of the princesses have vanished. It’s now up to Finn and his brother Jake to battle enemies and solve the puzzles in different temples in order to rescue the princesses. The game is a top down puzzle/adventure game that will feature a number of popular characters from the Adventure Time TV show on Cartoon Network.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd

Release Date – 18th November NA / 21st November EU

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Project Diva F 2nd features similar but improved gameplay over the first game, with a whopping 40 songs – a collection of the best new songs, and some of the most loved classic songs, previously only available in the Japanese releases. You can check out two of those in our trailer!

Besides 40 songs and four difficulties for each in the Rhythm Game, players can look forward to the return of the impressive Edit Mode feature, which lets you build your very own videos and Rhythm games using all of the in-game assets, and share them online with the world.

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!

Release Date – 21st November EU

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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.

Citizens of Earth

Release Date – TBC November

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In Atlus’ Citizens of Earth there are no NPCs, everyone is recruit-able, and your mission is to save the world from whatever it is that’s happening. Something sure is going on, but it’s up to you to find out what!

Here’s the official description from the press release;

You’re the newly elected Vice President of the World, spending some time in your home town after winning a hard-fought election campaign. But suddenly, the whole world goes crazy-eight bonkers and you’ll need all the help you can get to save it. In Citizens of Earth, the new RPG from ATLUS and Eden Industries, help comes in the form of 40 recruitable citizens, each with unique abilities. Everyone can lend a hand — from the way-too-jittery Barista and the ever-optimistic Weatherlady to the notoriously skeezy Car Salesman.

Fat Princess: A Piece of Cake

Release Date – TBC November

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Fat Princess: A Piece of Cake will see the original Fat Princess formula turned into a strategic turn based match-3 game. By chaining gems, you aim to take down the blue army using four different classes that are upgradeable using special gems. You can use the Princess herself in battle when she is fed cake which will unleash a smash attack to devastate your enemy with.

Fat Princess: A Piece of Cake will feature over 55 levels split across 5 lands, with 10 extra challenge levels. The game will feature an online leaderboard and in-app purchases. If you are skillful enough to reach level 15 in the game, you will be rewarded with a free copy of Fat Princess for the PS3.

The Muppets Movie Adventures

Release Date – TBC November

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Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppet gang are swapping Hollywood for Handheld when Disney‘s The Muppets Movie Adventures launches exclusively on PlayStation Vita this year.

The Muppets will explore different movie genres, ranging from Sci-Fi to spaghetti Western. We are told that there will be five different worlds where we can see Miss Piggy become a barbaric warrior, become a Cowboy with Animal and help Kermit take on aliens. The Muppets will also battle pirates, fly spaceships and hunt down hidden items such as golden frogs whilst coming across different movies and movie stars from the land of Hollywood.

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 December’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?

  • simon askew

    Diva 2nd for my vita, persona Q for my 3ds, arena ultimax for my ps3, and farcry 4 for my ps4. Not a bad month really!

    • SarcasticPersona

      Congrats dude. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is my Game of the Year so far.

  • demfax

    My gosh, are we seriously just getting more indies?

    • Guest

      Yeah, Vita’s dead without AAA support.

      • demfax

        I think it’s been dead for a while.

        • Charlie Large

          75% of the titles above are not Indies, with only Minutes, Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! and The Binding of Isaac being the only ‘indies’ on display in that list 😉

          • demfax

            Ahh… I see. I’m just so used to seeing indies show up, I assume everything’s an indie.

            EDIT: That sounds biased. I guess what I mean to say is that my perception is skewed.

          • Small games arent indies, “Indies” are games published by the developer. There are other intricacies to determine an indie as well but that’s not here on this list.

          • demfax

            I did not know what. Thank you for the information.

          • aros

            You think a Muppets and Adventure Time game are indie?

          • demfax

            They look indie.

      • Phelan

        That’s BS. I don’t know why people are mixing up term AAA with everything that is not indie.

        Vita has maybe 2-3 AAA games.

        AAA means very big budget games, and that’s it. It doesn’t mean first party games nor games that are not indies.

        Apart from AAA there are also AA/A/B games, every category depends on size of budget. As a matter of fact games like Demon Gaze are either B or A titles. Oreshika is typical AA. Most of stuff that NISA or Atlus are doing are either B-AA.

        For 3DS I doubt that there are any serious AAA games, and look it is alive and kicking. (Neither Zelda nor Pokemons are AAA games)

        Handhelds don’t need AAA games, it needs A-AA games.

        • Nonscpo

          It cant be help Phelan, the problem we have is that the early adopters of the Vita were promised AAA-western develop games. Even though long-term handheld gamers like us knew to have reasonable expectations when it came to both western and eastern developed games. The recent boom of the indie games didnt exactly help the Vita’s image either.

  • Phelan

    Soo… only Tales of Hearts R for me… Maybe Arcana Heart… but with that I’m not sure…. probably I’m going to import Dengeki Bunko instead… but will pick up Arcana some time later because that’s NISA, and people should support NISA in Europe.

  • BDawg

    Whatever happened to Forgotten Memories? It should have been out by now, right?

    • Kyle Wakeling

      We’d like to know too – last we heard it was coming this year but nothing more.

      • BDawg

        From their Facebook page, just today:
        “we are in the final stages of polishing. We should share some news about release date in the coming days/weeks.”

        This is the vita game I am probably looking forward to the most!
        Also I am totally get Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth upon release! 🙂

  • Lester Paredes

    Looking forward to Tales and Bon Appetit! I hope Citizens of Earth is good, too. Because I need another rpg to add to my pile of unfinished rpgs.

  • Steve

    Thanks for doing this as a written piece and not a video, much appreciated 🙂

  • Kyle Wakeling

    TWAU, Tales, Bon Appetit! and PDf 2nd for me! (Damn…)

  • Mauricio Quintero

    At least it is almost certian that we are getting GTA SA HD and a Naruto game sometime in the not so near future.

  • WillMerfi

    My backlog is so long I don’t care. I’ll get Tales of Hearts eventually.

    But the Muppets? Seriously?

  • Nonscpo

    Damn so its between Hatsune Miku PDf2 and Senran Kagura Bon Appetit. Not sure which to pick do I go with the Petankos or the Oppais? Digital versus Retail? Xseed versus SEGA? or do I go with casual experience versus miserable-masochistic difficult experience? Its just so damn hard to choose 🙁

  • Steve Jaworski

    I am so buzzed for Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, it just ain’t funny. Love it to pieces on the PC. Ad-Hoc Vita play will be amazing. On the fence about The Wolf Among Us. Telltale make remarkable titles but they are just too damn glitch filled for my tastes.

    Titles in the pipe I am looking forward to are Resogun, Hotline Miami 2 and Disney Infinity 2.0.

  • SarcasticPersona

    Why do I have a childish sense of interest in The Muppets game and Disney Infinity Vita…

  • simon askew

    I have a couple of AAA games for vita, killzone and most wanted, and in my opinion they just dont play that well on a handheld system compared to the comsole versions. People just need to accept that racers and fps will never be as good on a handheld.

    I suppose I am fortunate that the games I prefer to play; hatsine miku, persona, bravely default, rayman legends etc play the same as their console versions.

    If I want to play racers or fps I use my console, for rpg its vita and 3ds.

    Just because vita does not have the games you like does not mean its dead. For me its alive and kickin.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      I think how well games play is a matter of opinion – especially seeing as how I’ve played every Killzone and Mercenary does a LOT of things (including controls) better than any of the others.

      • simon askew

        Agreed, it is a matter of opinion, and in my opinion some types of games dont translate that well on handhelds. Since I dont really care about the fps genre I find it strange when people say vita has no good games, I think it has plenty.

        Also, if mercenary was made for a console I would imagine that the console version would be the better version. Vita is to cramped for that type of game seriously.

        • Kamil Michał Ciura

          Nah, it isn’t cramped. It actually works pretty well. Especially scope mechanics are brilliant use of rear touchpad. Never had issues with control scheme. Multiplayer/botzone is also much more fast-paced due to smaller maps, which are surprisingly rich in vertical lines, Yeah, it would probably run better on PS3 at higher resolution and more stable framerate, but would it be a better game? I doubt it. I think platform limitations played major part in the fact this game turned out so good. It is tight, focused and action packed without unnecessary filler material. I think potential remaster (I think we will se one if Sony will decide to do put together Killzone anthology for PS4) will show people without Vitas that this is strong contender for title of best game in the series, just like HD edition of Peace Walker did for people without PSPs in case of Metal Gear Solid.

  • darkknezz

    have we confirmed whether or not Binding of Isaac Rebirth is PS+ cross buy?

  • charliescottskinner

    Don’t overlook Don’t Die Mr Robot – it’s reviewing at around 80% 😉

  • Bruno Bttg Dnz Plhn

    what has happened with Teslagrad??

  • Bruno Bttg Dnz Plhn

    I’ll definetelly get TWAU and Tales of Heart, but I wonder what happened with Teslagrad, i was waiting for this one big time, does anyone have an idea??

  • EC

    初音ミク for me, but have a backlog to play first. When is Minutes coming to NA?