November Vita lineup and upcoming titles

We're almost through 2013, and I'm here again with a rundown of upcoming and recently announced games for the PlayStation Vita. As usual, it is focused on the North American market, with Europe and Japan exclusive titles in their own sections below.

This will be a solid month release-wise, starting with last months surprise announcements of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and a port of last years open world move tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man. But the real star is papercraft platforming adventure Tearaway, Media Molecule first new IP since LittleBigPlanet. We've also got another tentative XSEED release - fast paced action RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta, but the release date hasn't been completely finalized yet and it may slip to December.

Tearaway in action

The steady flow of PSN games continues as well, starting off with Zen's side-scrolling action tower defense CastleStorm making it's appearance on the platform, as well as Bloober Team launching a sequel to their Vita launch title with A-Men 2. Later in the month, Sony provides ports of thatgamecompany's classic Flow and Flower, while Beatshapers brings over Housemarque's mobile puzzler Furmins.

For new title announcements, we've previously covered Injustice, Spider-Man, CastleStorm and Flow, since they're already coming out. That leaves Telltale's new adventure game The Wolf Among Us, Inafune's Mega-Man inspired Mighty No. 9, both of which are going portable on the Vita. Else, Futurlab revealed they're making an enhanced native Vita version of the PlayStation Mobile puzzle game Surge named Surge Deluxe. And NIS America surprised many by picking up Hyperdimension Neptunia PP for western release. It being an idol management sim a la Idolmaster it seemed unlikely to leave Japan, but I guess a Nep Nep can sell anything.

Meanwhile in Japan, Experience revealed new dungeon crawler RPG - a sequel to Labyrinth Cross Blood called Tokyo Shin Seiroku: Operation Abyss, while Namco Bandai has fake MMO fans covered with Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Also light novel/anime series Golden Time gets a game adaptation from Kadokawa, and dating sim Amagami gets a port.

And that's it for this month. Come back next month, when Aksys releases its curry flavored mystery dungeon roguelike Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God.



Downloads (Tentative)

  • CastleStorm - Sidescrolling action tower defense game
  • A-Men 2 - Sequel to the launch multi-character puzzle game
  • Flower - Port of the PS3 exclusive




Next year?

Retail releases



  • Zero Escape 3 - Development has started, but patforms have yet to be annouced
  • Sly Cooper HD Collection - ESRB rating
  • Yakuza game
  • Still Time - Minimalist indie puzzle platformer
  • New Ys game


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


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


Retail (released)

Download (released)

Posted by JayEH

Tearway is going to bust (sales wise), isn't it? :(

Posted by SamStrife

I cannot stress how much I appreciate these blog posts of yours duder. This month looks SOLID.

Edited by Yadilie

@jayeh: Yes. But don't worry so is Ys Celceta. *Sigh*

Also, holy shit the Idolm@ster Hyperdimension game is coming out over here? This is much needed good news. Thanks man. And interesting. I just watched the 5 episodes of Golden Time and absolutely love it. Too bad it's probably a VN and will never come over here.

Posted by Klaptos

Final Fantasy is only next year? I thought it was this month! SHIT

Posted by BeefyGrandmole

@klaptos said:

Final Fantasy is only next year? I thought it was this month! SHIT

I thought it was the end of December so I'm pretty bummed.

Posted by BlackLagoon

@samstrife: Thanks. I enjoy doing them.

@beefygrandmole: FFX/X-2 is coming out in Japan in December. They've yet to say when it will be released elsewhere, but hopefully it won't take too long.

Edited by HistoryInRust

As a Vita owner-to be, I can't tell you how pumped I am for Injustice on the go.

Posted by theveej

I want to add that the ps+ offering for November is also really good: Oddworld: Strangers Wrath and Soul Sacrifice.

Also great job on the blog, this is super useful. Been trying to find a list of upcoming Vita games before this was posted and it was damn difficult.

Appreciate it duder!

Edited by devilzrule27

@jayeh said:

Tearway is going to bust (sales wise), isn't it? :(

Sadly yes.

They really should just make a bundle with it. That games needs to be in the hands of as many Vita owners as possible.

Posted by SamStrife

I've ordered Tearaway to show my support, despite not being all that interested in the game personally.

Posted by lord_canti

munches oddysee coming on the vita could be good. i saw a neptunia game for the vita got hype and seeing its a idol sim and lost all interest

Posted by jimmyfenix

God dammit Square give us a release date!!

Posted by csl316

Looking forward to the PS+ perks this month.

Edited by awesomeusername

Tearaway is what made me say "I need a Vita!". But I'm broke (college!) so I'll either have to wait or sell myself.

Posted by TooWalrus

I didn't realize Tearaway was out this month. I've only got two games for my Vita, and the 4GB memory card that came with the system. I'm tempted to leave physical games behind and pick up a 64GB memory card. Yeah, I know it'll never be cost-effective, but I am planning to get a Vita TV eventually to play PSP games on my TV, so it'd be nice to have everything in one place.

Posted by KikkomanSA

I'm still wishing on a star for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII to get localized. I don't even care if it's a digital-only, dime-store no-effort botched-up translation, I just want to play it in a language I can make sense of :(