Want to know if there is anything you should be getting excited about from the upcoming Vita line up? We tell you our most wanted Vita titles which will be out later this year!
Severed (Non Mover)
Still our most anticipated title, we should see the latest Vita game from Guacamelee! developers DrinkBox Studios this summer. With touch mechanics to unleash offensive and defensive mechanics (and lopping of enemy body parts), this adventure from a “fully stylised twisted reality” is one to look out for. Check out our interview in our second issue of our magazine with the studio!
Not a Hero (Up)
This has just released on PC and we are both incredibly jealous and more excited than ever. Coming to you from Bafta-award winning developers Roll 7 and featuring some clever mechanics and humour thrown into a 2.5D side scrolling cover shooter, you serve as the anthropomorphic rabbit/mayoral candidate BunnyLord – rather violently cleaning up the city during the course of your election campaign. Vote Bunnylord!
Danganronpa: Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (<>)
Filling the gaps between the two existing Danganronpa titles – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair – you are put in the shoes of Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa as they attempt to escape a city full of despair. With third person adventure sequences, new riddles, some puzzles, and even some familiar faces to encounter… if you loved the two previous titles this one should most certainly be on your radar.
Slated for release this summer, we are really starting to get excited for Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell’s newest title. A reimagining of the classic Robin Hood story (and featuring a great voice cast, including the talents of Andy Serkis); if you love stealth games and puzzles, this one will really keep you busy.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night (New)
A rhythmic spin-off of Persona 4, this new title is set some time after the events of Inaba and begins with the Investigation Team reforming to investigate a series of local disappearances. With over 30 tracks – many remixed from the original title – fans of rhythm titles and/or the Persona series will no doubt be entertained.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Down)
We know that this episodic survival horror title has released on other systems already, and all we have is a “summer” window for our Frima Studio port – but we’re still quite excited for it. Set between Resident Evil 5 and 6, the game features Claire Redfield as the main protagonist; and this time around you can be sure to expect a decent story to go with the zombies and horror.
It will already be out by the time you read this, bur anticipation for this visual novel has really gone up a level. When a group of friends from Akihabara discover a way of sending messages into the past, they are dragged into a world of conspiracy where one choice can change the course of history.
For many gamers the first experience of the genius that is Supergiant Games may have been Transistor, but their first title was actually the Action/RPG title Bastion – which launched to critical acclaim back in 2011. We are very excited for this Vita port, which features some great visuals, gameplay, and a fantastic story.
J-Stars Victory Vs Plus (Down)
Also out this month, this epic battle game features anime and manga characters from all over the spectrum, as well as a story mode which sees you battling through each character’s pre-fabricated universes. With 2-vs-2 battles and an exclusive arcade mode, you have three ways to kick some Japanese class across the Dragonball Z, One Piece, and Bleach spectrums – to name a few.
Mighty No. 9 (<>)
Sigh; we know the Vita version won’t be releasing at the same time as it’s PlayStation siblings, but this “spiritual successor” to Mega Man is still exciting us. Coming from legendary prouder Kenji Inafune and bringing in almost $4 million in Kickstarter revenue, you play as Beck; the ninth in a series of “Mighty” units and his mission is to discover and defeat the villain threatening the fate of the planet.
So that’s our list for now! Do you agree with us, or is there something that is exciting you more than these ten? Let us know in the comments!
This article first appeared in The Vita Lounge Magazine Issue Two. Look out for more exclusive content in the magazine soon!