Sony surprises with a very Vitaful experience just before the start of the holiday season.
Next week, Sony's PlayStation Vita gets a much-needed shot in the arm as the company has revealed a selection of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers and new firmware that adds some mildly exciting new features to the handheld gaming gizmo.
After months of teasing, the upcoming PlayStation Plus ($49 a year) game collection for the Vita arrives on November 19. The first set of PS Plus Vita games includes Uncharted: Golden Abyss; Jet Set Radio HD; WipEout 2048; Gravity Rush; Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack; and the PSP version of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Many of those titles are top-tier gaming experiences and currently cost more than $30.
The video below from the PlayStation Blog shows these new features in action, plus a few extra. On a side note, we spotted the European PlayStation Blog teasing some 20-percent-off action for a few Vita games when the updates drop, perhaps something worth looking out for in the States.