More than a year ago we told you that Nihilumbra could be coming to the Vita but it seemed to have escaped our attention after that, but thanks to PlayStation Lifestyle we have learned that the game is actually launching on the Vita next week!

Posting on their official website, developer BeautiFun Games explained that this will be a revised version of the iOS and PC title and and the control scheme “naturally adapts to the PS Vita” with the touch screen used to paint the world and using the cross-pad to control the titular character, Born. BeautiFun said that if you still haven’t enjoyed Nihilumbra, now it’s the perfect occasion!

Born has been created from a form of anti-matter known as The Void, which also turns out to be the main adversary throughout your experience, relentlessly pursuing Born and destroying anything that gets in its way as it attempts to address the imbalance in the universe.

BeautiFun describe Nihilumbra as “more than your typical platform game” and the main feature is the ability to modify the environment through the use of colour. There are five colours to find, and these which grant you various abilities to change the physics of the world. Different colours may solve puzzles or dispatch enemies depending on how you apply them. There are often multiple ways to solve a puzzle and experimenting with painting adds a creative element to the game.

With five worlds to encounter with increasing difficulty, more surprises in store and an original soundtrack composed by Álvaro Lafuente this game certainly looks very interesting and we can’t wait to get our hands on it when it releases next week.

It launches on Tuesday for NA Vita owners for $9.99 and on Wednesday for those in Europe for €8.99. Will you be picking it up?

  • Lester Paredes

    Looks interesting.

  • Nonscpo

    Damn another game I completly forgot about!

    • Buckybuckster

      Don’t feel bad, I had forgotten about it too. It seems like that happens alot when it comes to independent games. It’s like they announce a game, then retreat from the spotlight to concentrate fully on it’s development.

  • aros

    Looks EXTREMELY ios-y. I’ll probably get this when it’s under £3 but something about short shallow games being priced at almost a tenner really sticks in my craw.