So, I've been compiling this list of upcoming Vita titles on my blog for a while, and I guess it's gotten to the point where I thought I might try sharing it with the world. It's grown rather large, with over 50 confirmed upcoming titles in North America and Japan. I've chosen to focus on North American releases, since that's where English language releases usually happen first, though there is a section for Europe only titles.
The Unconfirmed/Vaporware section is for titles that haven't been officially announced, just rumored based on ESRB ratings or the like, or ones there haven't been any news about in a long while. The Japan section is at the end, now split between released and upcoming titles. It is for titles released in Japan with no western release announced.
Notable recent additions include the 2013 edition of Sony's MLB The Show baseball games, the Trials Evolution inspired Urban Trial Freestyle, Nicalis' Binding of Isaac remake, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, and two previously announced titles I'd managed to miss - Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD and space combat sim Starlight Inception.
Aside from the current month, release time frames are mostly unconfirmed and frequently subject to change. Download titles in particular are hard to pin down since they usually don't get a firm release date until 1-2 weeks in advance, so there might be more this month (like Knytt Underground which has already been announced for December release in Europe).
Anyway, on to the list...
- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath - Port of the HD remake
- Uncharted: Fight For Fortune - Uncharted card game
- Big Sky Infinity - Sequel to the Big Sky PC dual stick shooters
- Burn the Rope - Port of the mobile game
- Knytt Underground - Sequel to the indie platformer
- Chronovolt - Marble game with time manipulation
- Jetpack Joyride - Already out as a Mini, this is a Vita native free to play version
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
- MLB 13: The Show - Sony's long running series of Baseball games
- Dead or Alive 5 Plus
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2
- Earth Defense Force 3 Portable - Kill the bugs again, this time with online co-op and jetpack wearing ladies.
- KickBeat - Martial arts rhythm game
- Snapshot - Platform puzzler
- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken - 2D action game
- Let's Fish! Hooked On - Anime themed fishing game by SEGA Bass Fishing guys
- Guacamelee! - Mexican themed metroidvania game.
- Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault - Ratchet goes multiplayer/Iron Brigade/MOBA
- Picotto Knights - F2P cutesy brawler thing
- Rainbow Moon - Turn-based strategy RPG
- Dragon Fantasy: Book II - SNES style retro RPG
- Urban Trial Freestyle - Think Trials Evolution on your Vita
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - HD remaster of the Xbox game
- escapeVektor - Action puzzle game from old Bombcast "favorite" Nnooo
- Flying Hamster HD - The PS Minis shooter gets an upgrade
- Velocity - Upgraded version of Futurlab's acclaimed Minis shooter
- Coconut Dodge HD - Upgraded version of Futurlab's hit Mini
Rest of the year
- Soul Sacrifice - Grotesque Monster Hunter-clone from Keiji Inafune
- Killzone Mercenary - This time you get to side with the British Space Nazis!
- Warrior's Lair
- Final Fantasy X HD
- HISTORY Legends of War: Patton - WWII turn based strategy game
- BreakQuest Extra Evolution - BreakOut-ish Mini getting upgraded to full Vita game
- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty - HD remake of the PS1 game
- Orc Attack - 4 player co-op character action game
- Dragon's Crown - Fantasy beat 'em up
- Lone Survivor - Post apocalyptic horror action adventure. As seen on Spookin' with Scoops.
- Starlight Inception - Kickstarter funded space combat sim
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - I don't care what anyone says, it's a Zelda clone not a roguelike :P
- Zombie Tycoon 2 - Sequel to the Zombie RTS
- Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
- Zone of the Enders HD
- Battle Slots - Vita ESRB rating
- Zero Escape 3 - Development has started, but patforms have yet to be annouced
- Ant Raid - Top rated iOS RTS
(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)
- A-Men - Puzzle platformer
- Ecolibrium - F2P pet / ecology simulator
- Travel Bug - Social pet raising sim
- t@g - Augmented reality game for 3G Vitas
- WRC 3 - Rally cross
- Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge
- MUD: FIM Motocross Championship
(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)
- Demon Gaze - 1st person party based dungeon crawler RPG
- Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus - Dynasty Warriors + boobs + destructible clothes.
- God Eater 2 - Fast paced scifi take on Monster Hunter.
- Toukiden - Omega Force does Monster Hunter?
- Valhalla Knights 3 - Sequel to the PSP Action RPG.
- Over My Dead Body 2 - Dungeon crawler set in ancient Japan
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Enhanced port of the Wii game
- Monster Monpiece - Card battle game with boobs.
- Tales of Hearts R - Remake of the DS game.
- Tales of Hearts R Infinte Evolve - Dowloadable 2D companion to Tales of Hearts R
- Sei Madou Monogatari - New entry in the 90s dungeon crawler series
- Eiyuu*Senki - Turn based strategy game - conquer the world, one anime girl at a time
- PhotoKano Kiss - Dating sim with photography
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Sakura-so no Pet na Kanojo - Visual novel
- Little Busters! - Visual novel
- Steins;Gate - Visual Novel
- Sengoku Hime 3 - Historical strategy game with anime girls
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12 - Historical strategy game
- Box! Open Me - Augmented reality puzzle game
- Gundam Breaker - 3rd person action game based on the Gundam franchise
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 - Musou game based on the popular franchise
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R - Fighting game
- Project Versus J - Shonen Jump crossover game
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash - Latest game in the Legend of Heroes series
- Atelier Meruru Plus - Enhanced port of the PS3 RPG
- Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - Feel your sanity slip away as 5pb brings Vitas the most moé incarnation of Cthulhu yet!
- Ys: Celceta Sea of Trees - Action RPG in the long running series.
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f - Rhythm game with the popular vocaloid.
- Time Travelers - ...Level 5 does Heavy Rain?
- Little Battlers eXperience W - Minature mech battle action RPG thing from Level 5
- Lord of Apocalypse - Multiplayer focused action RPG
- Tales of Innocence R - Remake of the DS game.
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Battle Destiny - 3rd person action game
- Moe Moe Daisensou - SRPG with weaponized anime girls.
- Ciel no Surge - Visual novel/dating sim from Gust
- The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution - Enhanced port of the PSP RPG.
- Atelier Totori Plus - Enhanced port of the PS3 game.
- Nobunaga's Ambition: Tendou - Port of the PS3 strategy game.
- Fate/stay night Realta Nua - Visual novel.
- Special Reporting Division - Adventure / Visual novel from NIS
- Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru: 11ninme no Suspect - Murder mystery visual novel from Chunsoft