January Vita lineup and upcoming titles

The new year has just started, and I'm still here with a new version of my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

For a month that has been relatively meager in terms of releases in previous years, this January is already shaping up to be pretty solid. For starters we're getting a full retail release with Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2, an improved version of the PS3's Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 with new characters and story bits, and revised combat system. Beyond that, we're getting classic adventure game Grim Fandango, ground breaking FPS Duke Nukem 3D, retro action game Woah Dave!, an improved port of Gust's alchemy RPG Atelier Ayesha, and the Atlus published indie RPG Citizens of Earth. As always, keep in mind that this is only preliminary list - there is likely to be more game releases annouced as the month goes on.

As for new game annocuements, December was a massive month, with numerous juicy reveals both at and outside Sony's PlayStation Experience event. Highlights include Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Day of the Tentacle, Broken Age, indie of the year Shovel Knight, Space Hulk, The Banner Saga, Bastion, as well as localizations for visual novel Steins;Gate, RPG Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, action spin-off Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, Shonen Jump crossover brawler J-Stars Victory Vs+, and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.

In Japan, a new SaGa game was revealed, as was an improved version of Deception IV, Operation Abyss got a sequel with Tokyo Shin Seiroku: Operation Babel, a port of the most recent Shiren the Wanderer DS game, and the usual assortment of anime tie-ins, visual novels and otome games.

And we're done. Join me next month when Neptunia SRPG spin-off Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart will alledgedly be making it out.

January

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Unconfirmed

Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Japanese titles from the last 2 years that have yet to be announced for western release)

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2011/2012 Japan only Vita titles

In the interest of keeping my Vita title list from becoming too long, I've decided to occasionally remove Japanese titles that are over two years old (which so far means titles from the 2011 launch until the end of 2012.) At this point they are much less likely to be licensed for western release and don't need to be included on the monthly list. Rather than just delete them though, I'll make smaller blogposts like this listing them for future reference:

2011-2012 Japan only Vita titles

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  • 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 Nosurge - Visual novel/dating sim/DLC machine from Gust
  • Little Busters! - Visual novel
  • The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution - Enhanced port of the PSP RPG
  • 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
  • Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 - Japanese baseball
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 - Cutesy Japanese baseball

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  • Guardian Hearts Online - 2D F2P MMORPG
  • Assault Gunners - Simple mech shooter

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December Vita lineup and upcoming titles

And so we've reached December again. For the second time actually - it's the two year anniversary from when I took this list "public" and started posting it to the forums. So here it is - a run down of the current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Not a lot of information about what's coming out this month. No retail releases, and for downloadable titles I think the only confirmed dates we have are for Arc System Works' spunky action RPG Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy and the RTS/tower defense game Final Horizon (which will be free on PS Plus). Wouldn't worry too much though - there's usually several surprise releases announced as the month goes on.

New game announcements include Dave Lang's Turnabout, Danny O'Dwyer presents Hatoful Boyfriend, and abstract indie action game Minutes. Over in Japan, November's game reveals included samurai action-adventure Ukiyo no Roushi, a tie-in to the Saki majhong anime, the not at all Attack on Titan inspired Zettai Geigeki Wars, Samurai Warriors 4 part 2, and the usual assortment of visual novels and otome games.

And we're done. Join me next... year, when IT'S NEPPENING again with the release of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation. I'm a kangaroo!

December

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  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.
  • Starbound - PC version is having development problems, making the Vita port unlikely to happen.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

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November Vita lineup and upcoming titles

It's getting colder as we enter the final months of 2014, but I'm still going to give you a run down of the current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Tales of Hearts R leads off a solid month of retail releases, bringing the well-liked JRPG to the west for the first time. Also coming over from Japan is Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2, this time launching side-by-side with the PS3 version. Batman goes to space in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Telltale finally delivers their the promised The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: Season Two, both digital and retail. And Minecraft gets a physical release this month as well.

Download-wise, we're getting more Senran Kagura with rhythm/cooking game Senran Kagura Bon Appétit!, motocross racing with MXGP, as well as indie horror with Home and 16-bit poop with The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

New western title anoucements included localizations of Hyperdimension Neptunia SRPG spin-off Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, and Gust RPG Atelier Ayesha Plus. Also ports of indies like Fenix Rage and Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype, and Sony's Resogun. Europe is also getting a new Rugby 15, though I wouldn't count on it comming to North America.

In Japan, Sword Art Online got a third game with Lost Song, and Gust continues porting their RPGs with Atelier Escha & Logy Plus. Anime Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru got a tie-in with Jukai no Kioku, and a bunch visual novels and otome games wer annouced as well. For a full list look below.

And we're done! Not sure what next what next month will bring, no firm release dates for December as far as I know, so here's trailer for NISA's beautiful and weird litte puzzle game htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary:

November

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

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October Vita lineup and upcoming titles

Q4 is here with October and so am I again with a run down of the current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Starting off with new releases, while we don't have dates for a lot of titles yet, the ones we do are pretty notable. First of all Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus brings NSFW ninja hack n' slash action on the 14th, then Samurai Warriors 4 does the same but with a more feudal Japan bent. Finally, Studio Japan's good looking third person shooter / boss hunting game Freedom Wars rounds out the month.

As for new licenses, I'm running a bit short on time, so I'll have to be a bit brief. Lots of indies as usual, including Aqua Kitty DX and SteamWorld Heist, as well as a port of the PSN classic Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype and a LittleBigPlanet runner - Run SackBoy! Run!. In Japan a Vita port of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory was annouced, as well as a new Dungeon Travelers DRPG, a Touhou roguelike, and a ton of otome games. For a full list look below.

And that's it. Come back next month when it looks like Tales of Hearts R will be making its appearance.

October

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Vaporware

  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

Retail (released)

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September Vita lineup and upcoming titles

Wouldn't you know it - it's all ready September, and I'm here again with a run down of the current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below. (Oh, and I know the "next few months" section is lacking at the moment. It's a pain to maintain, especially when all the indie rarely have launch dates annouced in advance, and even when they do they often get delayed.)

For retail titles this month, fan favorite Danganronpa returns with the sequel Goodbye Despair. We also get fantasy SRPG Natural Doctrine, and all-girl fighting game Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!. Downloadable titles open with shoot 'em up/platformer Velocity 2X (free for Plus subscribers), a port of Joe Danger, the big cross-over musou title Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, fiendish survival sim Don't Starve, redneck MOBA Deathmatch Village, and casual Mahjong Gold. As usual expect more titles to get dates as the month progresses.

New-game-announcement-wise, the main retail titles were the currently Europe only The Muppets Movie Adventures platforming adventure, and a localization for the Vita port of the second Hyperdimension Neptunia game Re;birth2. Beyond that there were the usual slew of indie games, including Nom Nom Galaxy, Papers, Please, and Nidhogg, as well as port of Metal Slug 3.

In Japan, Square Enix annouced they're porting all 4 games in their premier mobile RPG franchise to the Vita as Chaos Rings III Prequel Trilogy. Bandai revealed Gundam Breaker 2, One Piece: Kaizoku Musou 3, and God Eater 2: Rage Burst. D3 Publisher promised an enhanced version of the second Earth Defense Force game. Acquire may or may not be working on more Way of the Samurai. Falcom is definitively making more Ys. And Marvelous showed a new entry in the previously Nintendo exclusive Luminous Arc series, as well as giving us more big breasted ninjas to oogle at with Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. There may also be Touhou on the way for those who care about that.

And, I think we're done. Join me next month when Marvelous decidedly NSFW ninja brawler Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will hopefully make its entrance.

September

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Vaporware

  • Snapshot - Due out fall 2012. Delayed, then no news for over a year.
  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

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August Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We're moving into August and the release schedule is heating up, so I'm here with another rundown of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

Heading off this months retail releases is the Akibahara vampire fighting adventure Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed from XSEED, followed by an enhanced port of SRPG Disgaea 4, leading into fake MMO Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, and ending with full dose of Nep-Nep with Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 - a much improved remake of the first game in the series.

We've also got a number of downloadable titles, headlined by the remaining games in the PLAY promotion - Hohokum, The Swapper, and Counterspy. Beyond that there's Vita exclusive infograpics platformer Metrico, cutesy beat 'em up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, mobile kart racer Table Top Racing, and the enhanced port of Gravity Crash.

On the new game front, Anime Expo brought a few new localization announcements. NIS America will be bringing over RPG/"rehabilitation" sim Criminal Girls: Invite Only and 2D Ico-ish action-puzzle The Firefly Diary, while Aksys has gotten its hands on visual novel RPG Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. Several downloadable titles were revealed as well, including 2D fighter Skullgirls: Encore, shooter Alien Shooter, and the kickstarted metroidvania Timespinner. There was also Korean age rating for The Unfinished Swan on Vita, we'll have to see if that one pans out.

Japan also got a bunch of new games. See the list below for all of them, but the highlights include a sequel to Demon Gaze from Experience, Judas Code - a free to play third person shooter from tri-Ace, and Super Hero Generation, a cross-over SRPG with Gundam and Ultraman. Also a ton of visual novels, a lot of them for those of the otome persuasion.

Anyway, we seem to be done. Come back next month for the glorious return of Monokuma in Danganronpa 2, as well as tactical turn-based combat in Kadokawa's SRPG Natural Doctrine.

August

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Unconfirmed

  • Still Time - Minimalist indie puzzle platformer
  • New Ys game
  • King of Dragon Pass - Vita versio being "considered"

Vaporware

  • Snapshot - Due out fall 2012. Delayed, then no news for over a year.
  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

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July Vita lineup and upcoming titles

No almost this time - we are half-way through the year, and I'm here with another rundown of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

We're back to having sparse details of what's coming up, with the GameStop exclusive One Piece: Unlimited World Red being sole retail title. On PSN we're getting, Ubisoft's hand drawn RPG Child of Light, the classic cinematic platformer Another World, and the puzzle game MouseCraft. The Ratchet & Clank Collection and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment have July releases annouced for Europe, but still no firm word of when they're out in NA.

Over to new game announcements. E3 wasn't huge show for the Vita, but it still had a decent showing. The most surprising announcement was Disney Infinity, and apparently the full version of the game (unlike the 3DS version) with support for the figures. XSEED also followed up Shinovi Versus with the localization of sexy rhythm cooking game Senran Kagura Bon Appetit, while Sony teamed up with Disney and Double Fine for a HD version of the classic adventure game Grim Fandango. Beyond that there were a whole slew of indie/downloadable titles, including EarthNight, One Way Trip, Don't Starve, Tales from the Borderlands, Tetris Ultimate, Broforce, and Titan Souls. I also added to LEGO games, LEGO Batman 3 and LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids, which I believe were annouced earlier but slipped by me.

In Japan, ports ruled the day with RPGs Ar Nosurge and Dungeon Travelers 2 making jump, alongside otome game Hanasaku Manimani. Beyond that dancing anime Hanayamata is getting a tie-in rhythm game.

Finally a bit of housekeeping. First of all, I've finally made a proper vaporware section and moved Snapshot and Orc Attack into it. Snapshot was one of the first indies to be annouced for the Vita, originally meant for a fall 2012 release. Then it got delayed, and now no news for over a year. Orc Attack is a bit more recent, but the PS3 version came out over half a year ago, and the developers seem comepletly focused on Steam at the moment. Also I've removed Samurai & Dragons from the Japanese games list, since it's shutting down.

Next month It's Neppening! when much improved remake of the first Hyperdimension Neptunia game hits, alongside Akibahara action-adventure Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed.

July

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Next few months?

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Rest of the year

Retail releases

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Unconfirmed

Vaporware

  • Snapshot - Due out fall 2012. Delayed, then no news for over a year.
  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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June Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We're almost half-way through the year, and I'm here with another rundown of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

For once we have a pretty good idea of what's coming this month, as both Sony and 3rd parties have been good about giving out dates in advance. Starting off with retail titles, we have Sega inspired RPG goddess Neptune making her Vita debut with the idol management spin-off Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection. Aksys serves up a BlazBlue double bill, with a port of Chrono Phantasma and the prequel visual novel XBlaze Code: Embryo. Finally we get another edition of Farming Simulator, with more content and features (even multiplayer support IIRC).

PSN-wise, there's the more kid oriented PlayStation Vita Pets, punishing retro platformer 1001 Spikes, a spruced up version of Pixeljunk Shooter, inde shooter Son of Scoregasm, and a full on remake of Atelier Rorona. Also coming is indie puzzle game The Swapper, complete with The Scoops Seal of Approval. As always, expect additional games to receive release dates as the month progresses; I will try to add them here as they come.

Moving on to new game announcements, May was another solid month. Ubisoft revealed they're bringing Child of Light to the Vita, with a retail version no less. Sony annouced a port The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, well, only for Europe so far, though obviously it's coming to America. Also Europe only so far is Invizimals: The Resistance, which I guess is understandable since the US is still waiting for the previous game.

Else, indie shooter Scoregasm is getting Vita sequel, mobile stunt racer Jet Car Stunts is coming, the ex-Pixar folks at Steel Wool Games revealed the Vita as the platform for their debut title - Flyhunter Origins, and Vita launch match three sensation Treasures of Montezuma is back with a story mode and "RPG elements" in Treasures of Montezuma: Arena. Additional indie announcements included Axiom Verge, Drifter, and Red Goddess.

Localization-wise, Koei Tecmo confirmed that they're bringing over both Samurai Warriors 4 and Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, as well as new and improved Atelier Rorona Plus. And XSEED finally acknowledged what many were expecting, that they're putting out all-boob eeehh -girl hack 'n slash brawler Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus later this year. Also showing up in E3 materials is Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit!, presumably the cooking rhythm game spin-off, though we'll have to wait for confirmation on that one. And continuing the theme of girls fighting, Aksys has picked up Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, an enhanced port of the all-girl fighting game.

Across the ocean, Japan got all Moédern Warfare with the announcement of third person shooter Bullet Girls, as well as ports of well known visual novels Clannad and Chaos;Head, less known visual novels Kiss Bell and Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen Hachimyoujin, and otome visual novels Dramatical Murder re:code and Trigger Kiss. Also there a Nisekoi game coming from Konami, but nothing's been revealed about if so far.

And another blog post comes to a close. Join me next month for an anime double-bill from Bamco, with both Sword Art Online and One Piece.

June

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Rest of the year

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Unconfirmed

  • Still Time - Minimalist indie puzzle platformer
  • New Ys game
  • King of Dragon Pass - Vita versio being "considered"

Vaporware

  • Snapshot - Due out fall 2012. Delayed, then no news for over a year.
  • Orc Attack - Console version released Oct 2013. No news of the Vita version.

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

Retail (released)

Download (released)

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May Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We're up to May, and it's time for another edition of my monthly Vita games list. As usual, this list is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

A bit short on time today, so I'll have to be brief. New game announcements included localizations for Soul Sacrifice Delta, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Freedom Wars, Tales of Hearts R, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, and Natural Doctrine.

Indie announcements were Mercenary Kings, Ninja Senki DX, Curses 'n Chaos, The Legend of Doodle, Krinkle Crusher, Rain World, The Hero Trap, Axiom Verge, and Drifter.

Japanese game announcements were Liberation Maiden Sin, Toukiden Kiwami, Sekai Seifuku: Costume Fes., Chou Jigen Action Neptune U, Lost Dimension, Shin Hayarigami, The Doko Demo Gal Mahjong, The Highway Escape: Nagoya – Tokyo, Clannad.

Join me again in June when... we'll hopefully have firm dates for more of those "summer" titles.

May

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Rest of the year

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Unconfirmed/Vaporware

Europe

(Titles out in Europe with no American release announced.)

Japan

(Incomplete list of Japanese titles that have yet to be announced for western release)

Upcoming

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