PS Vita News Round Up


The Playstation Vita has not lost stride since it’s hands-on reveal at E3 with new articles creeping up virtually by the minute. I am jumping on that bandwagon to bring you guys some of the more recent news and videos so that we can all get our fill (lets face it, we will never get full) of Playstation Vita information.

Here is probably the best video I’ve seen that displays the Vita with all of its touch abilities as well as a great selection of games.

As we keep hearing, many games will be cross platform with the PS3. This will allow for some type of connectivity from map sharing to online competitive multiplayer action to cloud based game saves to continue your games on the go.

Here is the list of games that currently are confirmed to have some type of PS3 online connectivity or game save sharing:

Dragon’s Crown
Dungeon Defenders
Hustle Kings
Little Big Planet
Modnation Racers
Resistance
Ruin
Streetfighter X Tekken
Wipeout 2048

Now as far as the release date, that is still widely unknown. Sony has made a comment that at the very least, Europe is looking at a Jan/Feb 2012 release. Some information behind the scenes say that North America is still being targeted to launch before Christmas. Japan will launch this winter for sure.

Little Big Planet

Here is a recent video of Little Big Planet on the PS Vita. This is the exact level that I played at the Sony conference as well as the one they allowed others to play at E3. You will see that the multiple puzzles require many types of command inputs from touch screen to touch pad to tilting, etc.

Dynasty Warriors

Here is the first game play video that I’ve personally seen of Dynasty Warriors. More beat’em up, button smashing game play.

Virtua Tennis 4

Virtua Tennis 4 plays exceptionally with the touch screen. You can adjust top spin, bottom spin, etc with just a swipe of the finger on the serve.


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by The_Nmac on June 26th, 2011 [ 39786 Points ]

    Can’t wait for this to come out. I hope they put a solid release date on this soon. Also Little Big Planet better be a launch title. I think with the way they have been promoting Uncharted:GA it must be a launch title.

  2. #2 by FooBear408 on June 26th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    I heard November 4th for release.

  3. #3 by Eddie on June 26th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Sony has since debunked the nov 4 rumor.

  4. #4 by Paranoimia on June 26th, 2011 [ 1285 Points ]

    I passed on ModNation Racers for the PS3, but I am very tempted to get it for Vita. It looks like an ideal portable game, which is actually a large part of the reason I didn’t buy the PS3 version.

    But who knows… if I get the Vita version, perhaps the PS3 version will follow…

  5. #5 by EdEN on June 26th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    Is the placement of the analog sticks right? Do your hands cramp a bit when held in that position for a while?

  6. #6 by Eddie on June 26th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    EdEN: Is the placement of the analog sticks right? Do your hands cramp a bit when held in that position for a while?  

    They feel great. Amazing even. However the right analog stick is too close to the x button so if you’re in a hurry, sometimes your thumb can catch the analog stick instead of hitting x. Thats my only problem with it.

  7. #7 by Jcmdaddy on June 26th, 2011 [ 56307 Points ]

    Looking forward to this. I bought the original PSP when I was on a trip with some friends. My friend Jeff was like “Get a psp and we can play Twisted Metal on the ride up!” XD so I got one. Figure if I got that out of impulse, I’ll definitely get this and use it more.

    I do love how when the main video lists off the specs, it says “Bulit in mic”. I’m not a stickler for grammar or punctuation, as long as I can understand what you’re saying, but spelling can be a bit annoying, especially since everything spell checks nowadays.

  8. #8 by GeneticMania on June 27th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Personally, I still think sony should have stayed out of the hand held system business. Even though I really enjoy my PSP. Mmm, Starburst.

  9. #9 by Ajescent on June 27th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    Anyone else seeing a blank screen when they try to look at the video?

  10. #10 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    GeneticMania: Personally, I still think sony should have stayed out of the hand held system business. Even though I really enjoy my PSP. Mmm, Starburst.  

    and why in the world should they do that? They made money hand over fist on the PSP. Still are.

  11. #11 by Scott on June 27th, 2011 [ 135 Points ]

    Have you heard of any of the games that EA is making for the Vita.

  12. #12 by myk26 on June 27th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    If you’re going to show off the “pinch” procedure…why would it be by picking up a Golfer? (just seems facepalm worthy)

    Short of that, this is the first handheld that I actually want since Gameboy color.

  13. #13 by Jason on June 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    GeneticMania: Personally, I still think sony should have stayed out of the hand held system business. Even though I really enjoy my PSP. Mmm, Starburst.  

    If you looks at the game line up there was nothing amazing for psp. I only got mine for monster hunter. With the vita having almost all titles playable on ps3 its already obsolete. Yeah sony could have invested their money elsewhere.

  14. #14 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    So because you don’t like the games….they never should have released a handheld? Silliest comment ever. The vita launch line up is likely the best launch line up in history.

  15. #15 by GeneticMania on June 27th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Lighten up, don’t be such a fanboy. Herp derp, ps3 is the best system ever! Well atleast you aren’t a 360 fanboy. I want to throttle them and their baseless arguments.

  16. #16 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Here I’ll break it down for you so you can understand :P Company makes a product. Product is successful and profitable. You believe said product should never be made simply because you don’t like it even though it did everything the company wanted it to…..

    I understand you’re just trolling, but at least troll with something that is debatable and doesn’t make it look like you lack common sense :P

  17. #17 by myk26 on June 27th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    I’m a 360 fanboy….come at me. (lol)

    Eddie, it’s a good line-up. But best? C’mon now…

  18. #18 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    myk26: I’m a 360 fanboy….come at me. (lol)Eddie, it’s a good line-up. But best? C’mon now…  

    Best launch window line up? Sure. Give me a better one, I’m willing to change my mind, but I’ve yet to have someone give me a better launch window lineup.

  19. #19 by GeneticMania on June 27th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Eddie:

    Here I’ll break it down for you so you can understand :P Company makes a product. Product is successful and profitable. You believe said product should never be made simply because you don’t like it even though it did everything the company wanted it to…..

    I understand you’re just trolling, but at least troll with something that is debatable and doesn’t make it look like you lack common sense :P   

    ^

    >Understand
    >Successful product
    >common sense
    You obviously don’t understand trolling. And since you feel the need to respond, that meansI’m doing it right. Trolling success, time to celebrate, CHEESE FOR EVERYONE!

  20. #20 by myk26 on June 27th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    @Eddie: A better one? Well, since GenticMania made me put my hat on already…Ima go with the 360 (I’d list them, but it’s a lil Of-Topic and large)

    (although the DC line-up is my honest choice)

    But just the 2 games of LPB and Uncharted are enough to put any launch line-up in the discussion.

  21. #21 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Really? 360′s? The only games I could even think that would make you think that is PGR and COD2. The rest were pretty much sports games.

    Even still can’t see how that trumps Uncharted, LBP, Killzone, Resistance, Bioshock.

    Now admittingly I said “launch window” and I’m only looking at the 360′s actual launch games so you may have to drop a couple titles that I am missing.

    Perhaps a better way to say it is the Vita is launching with more titles that are given AAA stature then any other console before it to make it less subjective.

  22. #22 by myk26 on June 27th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    No…I can’t honestly stand behind any launch window that included Perfect Dark Zero. Kudos for knowing my weakness (PGR3 was easily the best of the bunch). I would actually put the OG Xbox before the 360′s (Halo CE + PGR + JSRF + ProSkater2 = damn good!)

    Was just trying to act the part that I claimed I was…

    Dreamcast is still tops though…their lunch line-up was really all they had (House of the Dead + Hydro Thunder + Soulcaliber + Ready 2 Rumble + some excellent sport titles)

  23. #23 by Eddie on June 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Yes OG Xbox had a much better line up.

    I guess the we are generally use to launches being somewhat lackluster knowing that better games will eventually come out. With the Vita though, there are like 4 games I want at launch and that has never happened on any system with me.

    Not to mention, the day I buy a Vita, I’ll have about 30 games compatible with it from day 1.

  24. #24 by Pedro on June 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Well… so far, LBP and Uncharted are the only titles I’m interested, but there’s plenty of excitement regarding the Vita itself for me.

  25. #25 by Jason on June 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Pancakeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss hold the cheese plz


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