Did you think that the Vita had nothing to get excited about? We tell you about the ten games we are most hyped for. Any here for you?

Severed (<>)


It’s as you were for this latest title (and Vita exclusive) from Drinkbox Studios. With an amazing art style, touch mechanics to remove enemy body parts and unleash offensive and defensive manoeuvres and a “fully stylised twisted reality” it’s still the game we want to most. Hey Drinkbox – You said Summer, right?

Danganronpa: Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Up)


Moving up our list as we get closer to its release date, this third title – which bridges the two existing stories – has you taking on a whole host of new riddles, challenges, puzzles and a some familiar faces as they attempt to escape the city of despair. If you loved the other Danganronpa titles this must surely be on your list.

Volume (Up)


The Vita port of Mike Bithell’s take on the stealth genre is being managed by Just Add Water and now we know it will be out on August 18th! With over 100 levels and a level creator there’s lots to keep you occupied and has a great story and voice cast – which includes Andy Serkis. If you love stealth and a challenge, you’ll love this.

Not a Hero (Down)

Not A Hero

Dropping down a couple of places but still in our top four, Devolver Digital will be bringing Roll 7’s crazy side-scrolling cover shooter to the Vita soon. Serving an anthropomorphic rabbit by the name of Bunnylord, you are needed to rather violently clean up the city during his campaign. He gets our vote.

Mighty No. 9 (Up)

Mighty No 9

We still don’t know when exactly we will see Comcept’s reimagining of the Mega Man series on the Vita, but we are still excited to get to play with Beck and destroy the other eight Mighty units. How about you? Did you ledge any of the $4 million the Kickstarter received?

Persona 4 Dancing All Night (Down)

Dancing All Night

This has now been released in Japan and sold over 95,000 copies in its first week and boosted Vita sales along the way. This rhythmic spin-off from the Persona 4 is set a short while after the events of P4G and boasts more than 30 tracks, with many remixed from the original title. Musical fans and Persona lovers will no doubt be excited.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Down)

Resident Evil Revelations 2

Now we have seen the first footage and screens, this is becoming more real and hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. Unless you don’t like horror games or scare easily. Set between Resident Evil 5 and 6, you will be controlling Claire Redfield and shooting lots and list of zombies.

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (New)

Estival Versus

Popping up on our list for the first time and due out later this year, this game has the biggest roster in the series’ history, and features more moves, more story, more attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to four players.

Hyper Light Drifter (New)

Hyper Light Drifter

Another new entry in our list, Hyper Light Drifter is an action RPG which is considered to be a cross between The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and Diablo. With a 8/16 bit art style and modernised mechanics, you’ll explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.

Earth Defence Force 2 (New)


Rounding off the list is another new entry in the form of EDF 2. Originally released 10 years ago on the PS2, this new version of the third person shooter has 4 player online, a new class and an English dub. If you want to exterminate hordes of enemy alien bugs, you can grab this later this year.

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 Three. Look out for more exclusive content in the magazine soon!

  • Cousin Jeffrey

    I’ll take dungeon travelers over any of those thanks

  • Lester Paredes

    Yep, I can say that I’m looking forward to each of these also. Just not in the same order.

  • chizwoz

    Meh, the only ones I’m looking forward to are Mighty No 9 and ResRev2

  • hellteacherloki

    Is Hyper Light Drifter coming this month?!

  • novurdim

    Well, then mine is (in no particular order)
    – Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
    – The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    – Persona 4: Dancing All Night
    – Darkest Dungeon
    – Zero Escape 3
    – Hyper Light Drifter
    – Odin Sphere: Leifþrasir
    – The Banner Saga
    – Papers, Please
    – Bloodstained

    So, kinda, yeah. Looks like I don’t agree with your list that much lol

  • Nonscpo

    So much to play, there’s just way too much to play here in Vitaland ^_^

  • XtemmA2

    P4D 4 Me.