Not sure what’s coming for the Vita? Want to know what we are excited for? Here is a selection of the games that are exciting us the most! We can’t wait – are you looking forward to these titles?
Danganronpa: Another Episode (Up)
The increasing excitement for Ultra Despair Girls as we get closer to that September release has taken Another Episode to the top of our list. Bridging the two existing stories and tasking you with a whole host of new riddles, challenges, puzzles you’ll see 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 wish list.
Dropping a spot in our chart doesn’t take away from the fact that we are still very excited for this Vita exclusive from Drinkbox Studios. With an amazing art style, touch mechanics to remove enemy body parts and unleash offensive and defensive manoeuvres and featuring a “fully stylised twisted reality” it’s still one of the games that we are excited for the most.
Depending on when you are reading this, Mike Bithell’s reimagining on the classic Robin Hood story will either be out very soon or already out. If it’s already out, why are you reading this and not playing it? 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 (Non mover)
We don’t actually have a date for Not a Hero, but it still isn’t stopping us from being excited. Serving an anthropomorphic rabbit by the name of Bunnylord, you are needed to rather violently clean up the city during his campaign. A 2.5D side-scrolling cover shooter with the same reaction based game play you would expect from those Roll 7 chaps.
Super Meat Boy (New)
Many gamers were resigned to never experiencing Team Meat’s challenging platformer on a PlayStation system and then out of nowhere we were told that it wasn’t only coming later this year, but it will launch on PlayStation Plus too! Acclaimed and revered elsewhere when it originally launched, we can’t wait to get it on the Vita!
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (New)
We all thought that it would never happen. Even an extensive campaign on Change.org seemed to have fallen on deaf ears but in an amazing twist Bandai Namco showed that they were listening and this will arrive in 2016. Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker.
Hyper Light Drifter (Up)
An action RPG which is considered to be a cross between The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and Diablo, Hyper Light drifter is presented in a 8/16 bit art style and features modernised mechanics. You’ll explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.
Right now we don’t even know when this will make the journey to the Vita, development seems to have stalled but we really hope it does. A retro-styled 2D “Metroidvania” action-adventure, inspired by such classics as Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, and, of course, Metroid the game gives you power over glitches like those found in classic games, allowing you to scramble enemies, corrupt environments, and enter hidden areas.
Persona 4 Dancing All Night (Down)
Still hanging around our most anticipate games, 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. It has performed quite well in Japan and boosted Vita sales whilst it was at it too. But you’d expect that, no?
Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (Down)
Staying on our chart for a second month 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.
That rounds off our list. What do you make of these choices? Are you excited for any of these games or is there something else that is high on your wish list? Let us know in the comments!
This article first appeared in The Vita Lounge Magazine Issue Four. Look out for more exclusive content in the magazine soon!