I hope your wallets are full as June is upon us and brings with it a whole bunch of awesome PlayStation Vita titles. With highlights including One Piece: Burning Blood, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, God Eater: Resurrection, Zero Time Dilemma and LEGO Star Wars – you’re going to be spoilt for choice in what is arguably the best month for the Vita so far this year!
All this and the PlayStation Plus titles haven’t been revealed yet! Not bad at all!
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;
One Piece: Burning Blood
Release Date – June 3rd EU
Publisher – Bandai Namco
Genre – Fighting / Action
One Piece: Burning Blood is described as a “dynamic and colourful new fighting game” and features gaming’s most famous pirate, Monkey D. Luffy. In Burning Blood you will be able to engage is massive brawls with Sabo, Ace, Bartolomeo, Ener, Crocodile all from the One Piece Anime and Manga. You’ll also encounter the newly announced Smoker and you can expect to see many other characters join the roster.
Burning Blood will have several feature that will add a level of strategy to the fighting, allowing you to create a team of three players and you can switch in and out in order to gain a tactical advantage. Or attempt to at least. Certain characters will be able to use special Logia moves for unique abilities, allowing you to dispose of your enemies quickly. Logia fruits will allow you to use Logia Guard, protecting you from attacks for a period of time. The game will also feature Devil Fruits – as in the original Manga – allowing you to execute the massive Special Attacks and/or Reinforced Special Attacks.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Release Date – June 7th NA / June 10th EU
Publisher – Koei Tecmo
Genre – RPG
Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town the Atelier series’ 17th instalment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic volume imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to Alchemy knowledge and it goes on to become Sophie’s mentor. Sophie’s improving alchemy skills start bringing back forgotten memories and uncover the strange tale of the book’s origin.
Gust consider Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book to be the new standard for the Atelier series, as the studio has channelled all of its creativity into rebuilding the series’ signature Alchemy system from the ground up and into crafting a visually stunning world full of well-rounded characters and beautiful illustrations. In a series first, there are two key illustrators involved in the making of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – NOCO and Yuugen. Their distinctive work brings the in-game world to life and creates a dynamic environment where time, weather, and relationships play a key role in the adventures of the young new Alchemist and her trusted allies.
Release Date – June 7th NA / June 8th EU
Publisher – Image & Form Games
Genre – Action / Adventure
SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and strategic shoot-outs. You’ll be playing as Captain Piper in this turn-based platformer, and you are tasked with recruiting a team of rag-tag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world.
Heist is set in the same universe as SteamWorld Dig, but is not a sequel as such – especially since there is no digging in the game. Gameplay includes boarding enemy spaceships and commanding your crew with turn-based combat. Your own skill will ultimately determine the outcome here! If you love strategy games and adored the previous games in the SteamWorld series, then you’ll be wanting to keep an eye of for this one too.
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
Release Date – June 7th NA / June 24th EU
Publisher – Atlus
Genre – RPG
The kingdom of Valentine was the most powerful country on the continent of Erion. Though its people thrived using the magical power of the Crystallization Cauldron, it was destroyed in one fateful night. Because of this a war over the now master-less Cauldron has begun; pulling in all the nations of the land, and growing more intense by the day. Is the End near, as the Prophecy states?
Here is what you can expect from Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir;
HD Art Upgrade
Known for its beautiful, 2D hand-drawn art style, Odin Sphere is recreated in 1080p and 60FPS, making the vivid even more vivid and the beautiful more beautiful.
Redesigned for More Action!
The controls and mechanics refined in Dragon’s Crown have been fine-tuned and carried over to Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir. New moves give the gameplay more fluidity and make the game feel better than ever before. All-new skill trees and an easy-to-use inventory system further refresh the experience.
New Stages and Enemies!
Extra stages have been added, expanding the world of Odin Sphere. More than just gorgeous locales to be visited, new stages means new enemies to challenge!
Classics Don’t Go Out of Style
Those who prefer the battle gameplay of the original Odin Sphere need not fret, as the classic gameplay will remain an option–without sacrificing the upgraded high-definition graphics.
Japanese and English Voiceovers
Enjoy the original Japanese voices plus English voices and text.
Release Date – June 21st NA / June 17th EU
Publisher – Spike Chunsoft
Genre – Tactical RPG
Grand Kingdom takes place in a world filled with magic, weaponry, and warfare. In the game, you’ll have the option to pledge towards one of four nations in search of military conquest – fighting those who represent other nations and even taking or defending territory. Battles are executed in a turn-based style with players issuing orders to their mercenaries as their turn.
Although Grand Kingdom is listed as an online RPG, it will have an offline mode as well – and promises a robust story experience backed by both full voice support and dialogue scenes with animated portraits.
God Eater: Resurrection
Release Date – June 28th NA
Publisher – Bandai Namco
Genre – Action RPG
“In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle Cells” began their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their violent nature and god-like adaptability earned them the name “Aragami”. Facing an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, modern society collapses as humanity is driven to the point of extinction. One last hope remains. Following the Fenrir Organization’s development of “God Arcs”, Oracle Cell based living weapons, their wielders are organized into an elite force of “God Eaters”. Your mission is to defeat the Aragami and gather material from them for research, but you come to realize that you are being drawn in to a giant conspiracy that will irreversibly alter the fate of humanity…”
God Eater: Resurrection is an upgraded version of the PSP title God Eater: Burst and includes a new bonus story segment taking place after the events of Burst that connects the events of Burst with those of the upcoming God Eater 2.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date – June 28th NA & EU
Publisher – Warner Bros.
Genre – Action-Adventure
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes players deeper into the new film than any other game with all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while also exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base.
This action-packed adventure introduces new gameplay features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma
Release Date – June 28th NA & EU
Publisher – Spike Chunsoft
Genre – Adventure
The successor to both 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma is an an adventure / escape game where a group of people locked up in a facility by a mysterious character known as “Zero” are forced into a death game.
The underground nuclear bomb shelter that is the setting of this story consists of three sections and a central elevator hall, with three people in each section for a total of nine people imprisoned. While it is necessary to get to the central elevator hall to escape above ground, the path to the elevator hall is locked behind six passwords (X Doors).
The passwords required to open each X Door are revealed for every one person that dies. Will you kill the other team to escape through gimmicks prepared in the facility, or will you seek another solution?
The choice is in the hands of the player.
Release Date – TBC June
Publisher – Rising Star Games
Genre – Puzzle
Lumo is an isometric, arcade adventure game, of the same ilk as revered 8 Bit classics: Head Over Heels, Knightlore, Alien 8, Chimera and Solstice. You play the part of a young wizard, lost in the depths of a mysterious castle that’s part museum, part death-trap. Explore more than 150 rooms, solve physical puzzles, bring ancient machinery to life, collect runes & spells, and uncover hidden areas as you work your way safely outside.
Being lost isn’t scary… it’s an adventure!
So there we have the key titles that are set to release for the PlayStation Vita this June!
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Let us know which of the above titles (if any) you will be picking up in the comments below!