This week is a great time to be a Sony fan, with the launch day for the PlayStation Vita. With the most powerful dedicated portable gaming device ever released finally in stores you may be wondering what the big deal is. Or, perhaps you picked one up at a midnight launch, and you're trying to figure out what games you should pick up in the next few weeks to compliment the system. Either way, check out all of our on-going coverage of the Vita and find out what we thought of everything from the device itself (spoiler: we liked it) to the launch line-up.
There has been a lot of attention paid to the PlayStation Vita's retail launch line-up, but that doesn't mean that the PlayStation Network doesn't have a little something to offer to new Vita owners as well. Nestled alongside 275 or so PSP games are a handful of Vita only titles, the most unique of which is Fun Bits Interactive's Escape Plan. It's the monochromatic adventure of two imprisoned test subjects as they try and escape their bleak fate with their lives intact.
By Jason Cipriano
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has been out on console since the middle of November, and its quality has been well documented since then (even by our own Charles Webb). So, with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game covered ad nauseum by now, why is the Vita version even worth mentioning? It includes some exclusive modes and features that the console versions couldn't, make it worthy title in its own right. Find out if the Vita version is the way to go, or if you should stick to your fight sticks on consoles.
In 2005 Sony attempted to do the unthinkable, take on Nintendo in the handheld market, with the PlayStation Portable. At that point in time, prior to the release of the Wii, it was the only place that Nintendo was still a powerhouse, having reigned supreme since the release of the original Game Boy in 1989. At the time, Sony was the clear leader in the console market, and was on the verge of announcing the PlayStation 3. The release of the PlayStation Portable came two years after it was announced at E3 in 2003, and was initially seen as a success, selling more than 60 million units worldwide, establishing Sony as a clear player in the handheld field. Now, seven years later, Sony is releasing the PSP's successor, the PlayStation Vita. The superior hardware in every way, the Vita is looking to bring console-quality games to the portable arena. Read More...
By Jason Cipriano
Zipper Interactive have made quite a name for themselves over the past few years, particularly in the third-person strategic shooter category. With heavy hitter titles like the SOCOM series, Crimson Skies and MAG, they've established themselves as the company that’s at the front of the tactical gaming pack. Their next title, Unit 13 for the PlayStation Vita, looks to pull from the company's roots, while taking advantage of numerous unique features of Sony's next gen portable, and they were at this year's CES showing off the latest build of the game. Read More...