Sony recently published a list of the games that will be available when its brand new PlayStation Vita portable gaming console finally makes its debut on February 22nd in the United States. The $250 console, which we enjoyed during our initial hands-on during E3 2011, will launch alongside exciting titles such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 and more. Sony will also offer a 4GB memory card for just $19.99, or users can opt to spend up to $99 for a 32GB memory card. The full list of launch day games follows below in Sony’s press release.
PlayStation Vita to Launch With Biggest and Best Software Lineup in Sony Computer Entertainment History
SCEA Announces U.S. and Canadian Lineup of PS Vita Games and Accessories
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC today announced software launch details for the highly anticipated PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system, which will boast the biggest and best launch lineup across the history of PlayStation platforms. PS Vita will offer the most popular franchises in gaming along with entirely new titles – all built from the ground up to take advantage of PS Vita and the unique ways it enables gamers to play.
The PS Vita platform has the full development support of the gaming industry, including SCE Worldwide Studios and all third-party publishers, who are combining to deliver 25 titles on day one. First-party launch titles will include Escape Plan™, Hot Shots Golf®: World Invitational, Little Deviants™, ModNation™Racers: Road Trip, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss™, and wipEout® 2048. Key launch titles from third-party partners will include EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer (Electronic Arts, Inc.), Lumines ™ Electronic Symphony (Ubisoft, Inc.), Touch My Katamari™ (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.), Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3® (Capcom Entertainment, Inc.) and Virtua Tennis™4: World Tour Edition (Sega® of America).
Pricing for all software will range between $9.99- $49.99 (MSRP). Software titles will be available via PS Vita game cards at retail stores or digitally via PlayStation®Network. In addition, a select number of titles will be available exclusively on PlayStation Network
“PlayStation Vita is the ultimate portable gaming device, offering all of the interface, controls and social connectivity that gamers have been dreaming about to deliver unsurpassed entertainment and completely new ways to play,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “PS Vita features the most extensive launch lineup in PlayStation’s history, and there are more than 100 games in development, ensuring that PS Vita gamers will always have a steady stream of amazing titles at their fingertips.”
The gameplay experience on PS Vita is unmatched by any other mobile device in the market, providing new ways to interact through features such as its 5-inch OLED multi-touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and six-axis motion sensing system. PS Vita will also interact with the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) with compatible titles, offering multi-player gaming across both platforms and cloud-saving so consumers can play a game on one platform and pick up where they left off on the other.
PS Vita will draw consumers deeper into the gameplay experience by providing both 3G/Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only models, enabling them to connect and play with the world around them, including their friends and other PS Vita owners. A variety of social networking and communications services such as Facebook, flickr, foursquare, Skype™, and Twitter will be available on PS Vita.
PS Vita launches at major retailers in the United States and Canada on February 22, 2012. The Wi-Fi model will be available for$249.99 (MSRP), and the 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available in the United States for $299.99 (MSRP). Consumers who pre-order the PS Vita First Edition Bundle will be able to pick up their devices as early as February 15, 2012. All first-party launch software titles and a selection of peripherals and third-party games will be available that day to support the release of the pre-sale Bundle.
Consumers who purchase PS Vita will also be able to experience Augmented Reality (AR) right out of the box. Included with every PS Vita system are six AR Play cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games via PlayStation®Network.
SCEA Launch Day Titles 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 Launch Window Titles Gravity Rush™ MLB® 12 The Show Reality Fighters™ Unit 13™ Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles 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 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