Thought there were no Vita games to get excited about? We are back with our list of ten upcoming Vita games (updated for January) that we can’t wait to play!

With over 250 games currently in development for the Vita you could be looking for ideas or suggestions on what to grab in the coming months, and thankfully we are here to help you! These games are all slated to arrive in the coming months – are any of these on your radar?

Editor’s note – this feature is adapted from our Magazine, and as such did include Roll 7’s Not A Hero, which we know has been cancelled, so if you were wondering why only nine titles are listed, that’s why. Not because we can’t count!

Severed (non-mover)


Still our most anticipated Vita title and we really can’t wait. Are you excited for this? With touch mechanics for lopping off enemy limbs and set in a “fully stylised twisted reality” this Vita exclusive can’t come soon enough.

New Danganronpa V3 (non-mover)


Long-time visitors to The Vita Lounge will know that we love the Danganronpa series, so the announcement of a new title has really excited many members of the team, and as this post was written a few details are starting to trickle out. Are you excited?


YIIK (non mover)


We got some hands-on with this upcoming RPG at EGX and it’s amazing. The art style, the action, the vision. It’s incredibly impressive and we simply have to have it, and it’s getting closer each month!

Attack on Titan (up)


As the first screens and trailers are hitting, the excitement for this title is building. Based on the anime of the same name, we hope to find out more on this very soon.


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (down)

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Set in the near future, the line between digital worlds and reality is becoming blurred, and logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless online chat results in a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker and sets the adventure into motion. This releases next week– have you pre-ordered yet?

Axiom Verge (up)

Axiom Verge

The developer, Tom Happ, had some time out with baby related priorities and has told us that this will hopefully be out early in the new year. This retro-styled 2D Metroidvania title is inspired by classic games like Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master and Metroid.

Darkest Dungeon (new)

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is an uncompromising experience which puts you in charge of a crew of fallible workers with a system of quirks and possibilities which can lead to many vastly different results…

Hyper Light Drifter (re-entry or up)

Hyper Light Drifter

Returning to our favourite upcoming Vita games, in Hyper Light Drifter you’ll explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered (new)

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a mind-bending, time-travelling, puzzle-adventure originally from the 1990s which sees three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil, mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

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 Nine. Look out for more exclusive and magazine first content in the magazine soon!

  • sand

    Is risk of rain still coming? I’ve been really wanting it but haven’t heard anything for ages

  • Esskaden

    ohhhh its HOT TEN I thought it was some game called Hotten! Oh man I didn’t realize there’s some sweet games comin’ up! I hope there’s a new system update soon. The last one seems to of killed my vita in some ways

    • xxAcesHighxx

      I read it that way too! :0)

  • alterku

    Huh. Only two I have any interest in are Cyber Sleuth and Darkest Dungeon. I’m kinda over, way way over most of the gameplay styles/themes the others have.

  • xxAcesHighxx

    Cool list!

    My personal top five most anticipated Vita titles would have to be…

    1. Severed
    2. Darkest Dungeon
    3. Hyper Light Drifter
    4. Salt and Sanctuary
    5. Papers Please

  • Adam Renard

    For me, I am really looking forward to …

    1. Severed – Closer and closer
    2. Ray’s the Dead – It is Pikmin…with zombies
    3. The Banner Saga – Won’t bite on PS4 because no one will say Cross Buy
    4. Crypt of the Necrodancer – One more week
    5. Steam World Heist – Holding out for the trophies
    6. Darkest Dungeon – Reviews have been good
    7. Hyper Light Drifter – Also, that Fangamer shirt is awesome
    8. Hitman Go – That game looks slick and I like the concept
    9. Odin Sphere – Missed it on PS2. Glad it is coming out on Vita
    10. A spot of silence for what seems like every Devolver Digital title lately.

  • My personal most hotly anticipated titles would be:

    God Eater
    Gundam Extreme Vs Force
    Odin Sphere
    Makai Shin Trillion
    Day of the Tentacle
    MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies

    More than enough to keep me happy there 🙂

  • darkknezz

    For me it’s:

    Hyper light drifter
    Attack on titan
    Odin sphere
    Rays the dead
    Mach runner
    Super star heroine
    Mighty no 9
    Gundam vs extreme
    Find an breaker3
    Axiom verge

    • rtlf

      Cosmic Star Heroine

  • No Muv-Luv or God Eater?

  • cannedpete

    I’m glad Axiom is still happening. I was worried. Other than that God Eater and Banner Saga for me.

  • BloodStainedKnight

    Yes, the new Danganronpa game is definitely something to look forward to! I’m sad that Stranger of Sword City ain’t here, and surprised that the remake of Odin Sphere didn’t make it.