This month sees one of the most anticipated PlayStation Vita games release in the West as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth finally hits our shores. Other games that have caught my eye this month include rhythm-roguelike Crypt of the Necrodancer and the Portal-esque first-person puzzler Attractio.

Now we all know that some games can appear out of the blue and release on our favourite handheld with only a few days notice, but here are the key titles that we can expect this month;

Crypt of the NecroDancer

Release Date – February 2nd NA & EU

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Crypt of the NecroDancer, the critically-acclaimed roguelike rhythm title from Brace Yourself Games, sees you play as Cadence; a cursed girl on a quest to through the NecroDancer’s mysterious dungeon in search of her missing father. On her journey she faces methodical monsters (all moving rhythmically to the same beat she’s been cursed to follow) and randomly generated levels (offering new gameplay every time) – complicating her search even further.

It’s not all about Cadence however, as you can even play as other members of Cadence’s family; each with their own unique play style.

Featuring an award-winning soundtrack composed by Danny Baranowsky, and a special console-only chiptune remix from Jake “Virt” Kaufman (the composer for Shovel Knight)…Crypt of the NecroDancer is definitely headed to Vita in style.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Release Date – February 2nd NA / February 5th EU

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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. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.

In Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, scan, raise, and train your faithful Digimon companions to battle by your side against a group of hackers.

Do you have what it takes to crack this digi-case?

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered

Release Date – February 2nd NA / TBC EU

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Grimm’s Journey Remastered is a remake of Bacon Bandit Game’s original, and it has you taking the role of Grimm as he uses the power of words to defeat enemies and monsters. Players will spell words on the Vita’s touchscreen in order to engage in battle, collect jewels and gems, and collect and purchase various upgrades and items.

The remaster will feature 70 quests with over 30 monsters and bosses to defeat; an endless mode where you choose letter titles, gear, music, and characters to see if you can survive; a new soundtrack along with the original; and tooltips to assist during battle.

Dreii

Release Date – February 9th NA & EU

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The follow up to Drei, Dreii features faster physics, new levels, and a new character – but retains the same concept as the original for gameplay; you take two or more people and attempt to build a structure to a certain height collaboratively.

This concept is augmented through limited word bubble invocation (ie; Brilliant, or Help!), making limited communication and seamless pairing to create a unique partner experience.

Siralim

Release Date – February 9th NA

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Originally a PC and Mobile game, Siralim has players defending a kingdom by taming and fighting a whole host of different monsters, over 300 in fact. You are the resident of a castle, which can be upgraded by adding new rooms and facilities. This leads to you unlocking more NPC’s, who can help you gain better monster types for your party.

You can find monsters in the world of Siralim by hunting through the wilderness or if your feeling particularly motherly, raise one from an egg. During the turn-based battles you can select up to 6 monsters to fight for you at any one time. Your monsters abilities can be enhanced by finding equipment and augments to craft, as well as using spells.

The game is rich with roguelike elements, particularly highlighted by its procedurally-generated dungeons in which players can hunt for treasure. It is also possible to view where the monsters are lurking using the “roguelike overworld”, allowing players to avoid particularly tricky encounters.

We Are Doomed

Release Date – February 9th NA & EU

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We are Doomed is an incredibly colourful and vibrant twin stick shooter where you are equipped with a ridiculously overpowered short range laser beam. Having such a limited range with your laser means that you will need to get involved when eradicating those enemies – hanging back simply isn’t going to get you anywhere. What will help is the ability to charge your laser into a superbeam, which will obliterate everything that it touches, although you are vulnerable whilst it is being used.

We Are Doomed supports Cross-Buy, so if you already own the PS4 version you will get the Vita version for free when it releases!

Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space

Release Date – February 12th EU

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A direct predecessor to Earth Defense Force 2017, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space is widely regarded as the best entry in the series and is making its way to the west for the first time in the form of this greatly expanded remake. In the game, players will take on the role of one of three distinct military classes and take on hordes of invading giant insects. The game is a third-person shooter and you will be tooled to the teeth with conventional weapons, armoured vehicles, jetpacks, airstrikes, trip mines, energy weapons and more!

Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space originally released on the PlayStation 2 in both Japan and Europe before making its way to the PSP. The PlayStation Vita version of the game is the definitive version and will feature a number of additions and improvements – including four-player online co-op, a new Air Raider class and a new English dub!

Super Blast Deluxe

Release Date – February 16th NA / TBC EU

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This definitive edition of the barrel-blasting game makes its way to the Vita, and will see you battle your way through over 60 increasingly challenging levels!

Super Blast Deluxe also includes;

  • Endless Run from the sun mode with thousands of different permutations.
  • Over 10 unlockable characters, each with their own advantage.
  • Restructured progression system and trophy support.
  • A fancy hub world to explore.
  • Redesigned control scheme for the Playstation Vita.
  • All new graphics, character animations and dazzling effects.

Attractio

Release Date – February TBC NA & EU

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A “mind-bending single-player game,” Attractio takes place in the Entertainment Space Station, where you solve deadly puzzles by manipulating gravity in Attractio, the popular reality show. You’ll play as three different characters, each with different abilities, and you may need to switch between them depending on the puzzle!

CubiKolor

Release Date – February TBC NA & EU

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CubiKolor is a puzzle game in which you flip a multi-colored cube on its side to match with the correct colors on the ground. Doing so will unlock more colors to sync with until you complete the level.

Additionally, there will be 150 levels to beat, several different cubes to use, and 2 different game modes; classic and hardcore, for you to sink your teeth into!

Ninja Senki DX

Release Date – February TBC NA & EU

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Cross-buy enabled and $4.99 at launch, Ninja Senki DX is coming our way via Tribute Games and is described as having the following premise;

When Kinuhime is slain by a demon, Hayate becomes obsessed with revenge! Casting aside the art of invisibility, the blue ninja unleashes the power of shurikenjutsu onto mythological creatures, demons and other adversaries in his action-filled quest for vengeance!

This DX version also includes updates such as a new challenge mode, a remixed soundtrack (done by Patrice Bourgeault), and two secret modes to unlock – as well as sixteen scenes and multiple endings.

So there we have the key titles that are set to release for the PlayStation Vita this February!

If you prefer your new release info in a video format, then check out Kyle’s preview video below and be sure to subscribe to The Vita Lounge’s YouTube channel for more awesome Vita videos!

Let us know which of the above titles (if any) you will be picking up in the comments below!

  • sand

    Not much for me this month. Maybe we are doomed, depending on reviews.

  • zelduck

    Nothing for me here, but that’s ok now that I have LOH TOCS to keep me busy, amazing game!

  • Yoyitsu

    Only Digimon Story for me and maybe Attractio depending on the reviews.
    Another RPG is exactly what my backlog didn’t need. XD

  • Uzair Syed

    Nothing for me but that’s OK. Just platinumed P4D and going to play Danganronpa UDG or Steins;Gate now.

  • gamezalv

    Digimon and probably crypt for me

  • cannedpete

    EDF for me.

  • Dirty Geeza

    Attractio .. Is the Only One ..Im Tempted On ….. Looks Like It Could Be A decent PORTAL Clone … Not Interested In The Others ……

  • Reeker

    What about Senran Kagura: Estival Versus west release? It should be awesome…

  • Frito Laye

    Cant wait for Ninja Senki DX!!!!!