After a June packed full of quality PlayStation Vita releases, July is upon us and with it are six new games for your handheld! Although it is a much quieter month, there are still some games here that are definitely worth a look!
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;
Release Date – July 5th NA & EU
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!
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs-Force
Release Date – July 12th NA & EU
Publisher – Bandai Namco Games
Genre – Action
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs-Force plays similarly to the Extreme VS series, but with a greater focus on squad-based gameplay. While the classic 2vs2 format is retained, players will be able to assemble their own team of mobile suits and mobile armors along with a flagship for a 6vs6 battle. The game features an Extreme Force mode which recounts the events of Universal Century from 0079 up to Unicorn.
New features include:
A huge selection of new suits to play with, including the very first appearance of characters from Gundam Reconquista in G and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Two fighting systems to choose from, with the classic two-versus-two battles returning as well as Team Battles. In this mode, you take the role of a Mobile Suit as the ace pilot and command your troops in battle!
New game mode Extreme Force, where you take on scenarios from Mobile Suit Gundam to Mobile Suit Gundam: Universal Century.
Gal*Gun: Double Peace
Release Date – June 19thth NA / July 15th EU
Publisher – PQube
Genre – Shooter
In Gal Gun: Double Peace the protagonist is shot with a special arrow which makes all girls fall madly in love with him. This may seem like a pretty swell deal, except that when the magic of the arrow wears off, he will never be able to get a girlfriend again! Luckily he can prevent this by finding true love, unfortunately he only has one day to do it.
Double Peace features over 70 different girls (and endings), and includes the ability to share exchanges with each them via an in-game social network – giving you an avenue where you can listen to their requests and help them out.
10 Second Ninja X
Release Date – July 19th NA & EU
Publisher – Curve Digital
Genre – Platformer
As the title suggests, you play as a ninja and you have 10 seconds to defeat every enemy in a level. The game is fast, furious and frustrating, with Pearce explaining that players will need to keep retrying a level to get a perfect 3 star rating. You need to nail each level, so be prepared for hours of frustration (in a good way of course) to get the perfect score.
But that’s not all, 10 Second Ninja X also features mini games, unlockable costume changes, a ghost mode, a brand new hub, and (of course) enhanced visuals over the original. The developers have even stated that when they were making 10 Second Ninja it was their first game so things didn’t turn out 100% as expected, and this one’s the game they really wanted to make. Big hype reason there, guys!
Spy Chameleon – RGB Agent
Release Date – July 21st NA & EU
Publisher – Unfinished Pixel
Genre – Arcade / Puzzle
Spy Chameleon – RGB Agent is Unfinished Pixel’s first game, and it is a remake of an Xbox Live Community Games title called Spy Chameleon that was released by Unfinished Pixel’s Marcos Torrecillas in 2009. The original release featured the core colour-switching mechanic, with this remake adding more polish in every possible way!
Spy Chameleon – RGB Agent will feature new gameplay mechanincs, trophy support and new missions and challenges – making the remake a more complete and a better experience overall!
Here is a look at some of the features that Unfinished Pixel tell us you will find in Spy Chameleon – RGB Agent;
- Change colour to blend with the environment
- 75 challenging levels. The difficulty increases considerably as you learn the mechanics
- 3 challenges in each level: pick collectibles and beat time
- 5 different enemies, each one with different mechanics, speed and cone of vision
- Challenging gameplay. It’s a mix of good reflexes, timing and strategy
- Levels designed and timed to be enjoyable by speed-runners
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Release Date – July 26th NA
Publisher – Aksys Games
Genre – RPG
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate follows the titular Shiren – an experienced wanderer with a weasel-y companion called Koppa – on a roguelike RPG adventure. Being a “Plus” title it even offers new elements such as wide-screen and trophy support, the ability to look around using the right analogue stick and additional dungeons!
So there we have the key titles that are set to release for the PlayStation Vita this July!
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Let us know which of the above titles (if any) you will be picking up in the comments below!