The shortest month of the year brings a not-quite-so-short list of coming games, many of which have been on our (or your) radar for quite some time.
Intrigued? Read on!
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;
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
Release Date – February 1st (EU)
Publisher – Koei Tecmo
Genre – Strategic Simulation / Action
Tactics-style epic Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is set in the legendary Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. It pulls roots from the Dynasty Tactics series, offering a unique way to experience the events of the saga, and adds two new characters to the mix; Lixia – a girl with magical powers that was sealed inside an icy shrine for centuries, and Lei Bin – Zhao Yun’s childhood friend and a master of lore!
Here’s the official description from the press release;
“Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers unfolds during the chaotic end days of the Han dynasty, when ancient China was overwhelmed by uprisings and internal strife within its imperial court. The story follows renowned warrior Zhao Yun and his close friend Lei Bin, who unwittingly liberate a young girl, Lixia, from a mystical prison. The two friends and the mysterious Lixia then find themselves entangled in a pivotal struggle for the salvation of the world, wherein they must navigate the maelstrom that is Three Kingdoms era China, meet countless great warriors and take part in historic battles. In their efforts to unravel the mystery behind Lixia’s imprisonment, Zhao Yun and Lei Bin uncover a hidden, terrible fate, forcing them to make difficult decisions in a battle that will echo throughout history.”
Is Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers for you? Get a better look in this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Release Date – February 7th NA / 8th EU
Publisher – Cowardly Creations
Genre – Survival Horror
Uncanny Valley is a survival horror game, and is said to feature a “bone chilling story, exploration and heart pounding action.” You play as Tom, a security guard who works at a remote facility. During the course of his shift he obviously got bored, so decides to start exploring and begins to find things he shouldn’t, and probably wishes that he hadn’t.
The game features a huge facility to explore, and delivers a detailed story, intense moments or dread as well as a consequence system. Whenever you fail in the game, your journey will continue but with severe consequences that impact the gameplay and the story. This could be a slower movement speed for failing to avoid your enemies and more, which ultimately adds to the tension in the experience. You can “die” in the game, but Cowardly Creations said that they wanted to minimize repeated deaths to avoid frustration from repeating sections over and over.
Is Uncanny Valley for you? Get a better look in this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Vertical Drop Heroes HD
Release Date – February 14th NA / 15th EU
Publisher – Digerati Distribution
Genre – RPG
A game where your hero takes on the likes of randomly generated platforming stages, Vertical Drop Heroes HD is headed to PlayStation Vita very soon. It was designed, coded, and animated by Nerdook – and features destructible terrain, multiple skills (and uses for each), a unique combat system, persistent upgrades, and a large variety of enemy and boss forms.
Is Vertical Drop Heroes HD for you? Get a better look in this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Release Date – February 21st (NA/EU)
Publisher – DotEmu
Genre – Action RPG
Originally released in 2006 on PC, Ys Origin is now coming to PlayStation Vita – the prequel title set hundreds of years before the rest of the Ys series. It serves to tell the back-story of Ys, Darm Tower, the Black Pearl, the twin goddesses, and the six priests; using playable characters Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact, and ‘The Claw’ to tie the story together from three different angles.
Are you interested in going back to the true roots of one of the best titles to grace the Vita (Ys; Memories of Celceta)? Get a better look in this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
Release Date – February 21st NA / 24th EU
Publisher – Koei Tecmo
Genre – Action
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will feature the standard musou 1 vs 1000 gameplay in the dark world of the Berserk. There will be the extensive cast you have come to expect from these games, with a few more characters announced to join the crew.
It’s a Berserk styled warriors game, need I say more? For a look at it in action, check out this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Release Date – February 23rd (NA & EU)
Publisher – MixedBag
Genre – Metroidvania
A Metroidvania action/adventure title from MixedBag Games, Forma.8 follows the titular probe “Forma.8” as it crash-lands on an alien planet and attempts to get the things it would need to survive. The only question now is whether you can help it reach its goals.
Forma.8 is headed to Vita later this month, so why not get a better look in this month’s trailer at the bottom of this page!
Stranger of Sword City Revisited
Release Date – February 28th NA
Publisher – Experience
Genre – Dungeon Crawler
An enhanced version of Stranger of Sword City, Revisited is nearly here despite only just being announced. It’s set to bring a very similar story to the original, but with new additions; things like classes, combat, gameplay systems, and items getting an upgrade. Plus, there will be a new dungeon to enjoy – so it’s not just about the way you carve your path, it’s about new bits to experience too.
Are you looking forward to Stranger of Sword City Revisited? Get a better look in this month’s trailer, located below.
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, be sure to check out the February 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!