Sony releases impressive list of Vita U.S. launch titles
Just days after its Japanese debut, Sony has announced the entire game launch lineup for the U.S. PlayStation Vita.
Just a few days after releasing the PlayStation Vita in Japan, Sony is now focused on the U.S. debut of the system, disclosing the entire launch and launch window lineup.
According to a post on Sony's PlayStation.Blog, games will range in price from $9.99 to $49.99, and all be available on the PlayStation Store as well. An impressive 25 games will launch side-by-side with the system on February 22, 2012. Gamers can get started shopping a week earlier on February 15 when Sony first-party games and accessories will go on sale, including the complete .
While I still think, give Sony a lot of credit for putting together such an impressive and diverse collection of software for launch. There's something for everyone on this list and also what I think are at least three must-buy titles. It's a night-and-day comparison to what Nintendo offered earlier in the year with the 3DS.
I'm also happy to see that Sony is going to debut the all-but-necessary proprietary format Vita memory card at a lower-than-expected price, starting at $20 for 4GB. Sony also announced that inside each Vita box will be six AR play cards (sound familiar?) and a voucher for more AR mini-games from the PlayStation Network.
for the entire launch and launch-window list and accessory dates and prices.
First-party titles (Available 2/15/2012):
- Escape Plan (PSN Only)
- Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
- Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
- Little Deviants
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip
- Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Wipeout 2048
Third-party launch titles (Available 2/22/2012):
- Army Corps of Hell (Square Enix, Inc.)
- Asphalt Injection (Ubisoft, Inc.)
- Ben10 Galactic Racing (D3 Publisher of America)
- Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend (Aksys Games Localization, Inc.)
- Dungeon Hunter Alliance (Ubisoft, Inc.)
- Dynasty Warriors Next (Tecmo Koei America Corporation)
- F1 2011 (Codemasters)
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
- Lumines Electronic Symphony (Ubisoft, Inc.)
- Michael Jackson The Experience (Ubisoft, Inc.)
- Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only, Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
- Rayman Origins (Ubisoft, Inc.)
- Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
- Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only, Drinkbox Studios)
- Touch My Katamari (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom Entertainment, Inc.)
- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (Sega of America)
Third-party launch window* titles:
- Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.)
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (NIS America, Inc.)
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (Tecmo Koei America Corporation)
- Ridge Racer (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
- Silent Hill Book of Memories (Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.)
- Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted (505 Games)
- 4GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
- 8GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $29.99)
- 16GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $59.99
- 32GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $99.99)
- Starter kit with memory card (February 15, 2012, $39.99)
- In-ear headset (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
- Carrying case (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
- Travel pouch (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
- Protective film (two-pack) (February 15, 2012, $9.99)
- Card case (February 15, 2012, $5.99)
- Cradle (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
- Portable charger (Spring 2012, $49.99)
- AC adapter (February 15, 2012, $14.99)
- Car adapter (Spring 2012, $14.99)
- USB cable (February 15, 2012, $14.99)
*While Sony has not clarified what exactly "launch window" means, typically it's within a few months of the system's release.