April Vita lineup and upcoming titles

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Posted by BlackLagoon (2106 posts) -

It's the end of April, and here's my list of current and upcoming games for the PlayStation Vita. Embracing my tardiness and the fact that most Vita releases these days tend to be unannounced surprise drops, I think it's safe to say to now expect these posts as a summary at the end of the month instead of a upcoming release schedule as was originally intended.

April was Ratalaika month, as the released a gritty sequel to the Three Little Pigs named Iron Snout, shoot 'em up Super Weekend Mode, and the Space Invaders-esque Zeroptian Invasion. Also released was puzzle game Crossovers by POWGI, and yuri visual novel Nurse Love Syndrome.

As for new games, anthropomorphic platformer Furwind is comming to the Vita, slated for a "summer" release and a limited physical release courtesy of Eastasiasoft. Demon Gaze developer Experience also announced a new DRPG titled Aoki Tsubasa no Chevalier (Blue Winged Chevalier) for Japan, though at this point an English version seems like a long shot.

Come back in May for Shakedown Hawaii:

April

Upcoming

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.
  • C-Wars - Retro RTS thing (abandoned in early access since Mar 2016)
  • SilverQuest: Gaiden - Previously MiniFlake (abandoned in early access since Mar 2016)
  • Smash Derby - Indie vehicle combat arena (no updates, removed from developers page)
  • A Clumsy Adventure - Indie platformer (dev website down, no twitter updates since Dec 2015)
  • Action Henk - Physics puzzle runner? (Vita not listed on homepage, PS4 came out in Mar 2016)
  • Ascension: Chronicle of the God Slayer - Card game (no updates since original annoucement Aug 2014)
  • Rain World - Survival (Out on other platforms, Vita version not mentioned any more)
  • Cloudberry Kingdom - Platformer (No news since 2013, no mention of Vita since, studio moved on)
  • Enter the Gungeon - Procedural dual-joystick shooter (Not cancelled but port low priority for the time being)
  • Snapshot - No news for several years, dev seems to have moved on.
  • James Pond 2: Robocod - Remake by System 3 (no news since 2013)
  • DiscStorm - Top-down arena combat (no news since 2015)
  • The Next Death Ray Manta - New version of the indie dual stick shooter (dev seemingly shut down)
  • The Chaos Engine - Port of the Amiga classic (no news since 2013)
  • Legend of Raven - 2D fighting game from former King of Fighters devs (no news since 2013)
  • Samurai Gunn - 2D deathmatch thing (dev seemingly moved on)
  • Road Not Taken - Procedurally generated puzzle game (held up by middleware problems, fix presumably never coming)
  • AfterZoom - Upgraded version of DSi AR game (came out "exclusively" on iOS in 2015, dev seems to have moved on)
  • Red Goddess: Inner World - Fantasy metroidvania (No updates since 2015, seemingly bailed on Kickstarter backers)
  • One Way Trip - Surreal adventure (No updates since 2016, dev seems to have gone radio silent)
  • Gunship X - Top down airstrike simulator (No updates since 2014, developers seem to have moved on)
  • Phoenix Force - Fantasy shoot 'em up (Launched on mobile instead. Developer moved on.)
  • Last Inua – An Arctic Adventure - Indie platformer (PC in 2014, no news on the console ports. Developer appears inactive.)
  • Unmechanical - Indie puzzle adventure (Came to PS3/4 in 2015, no news since.)
  • Klaus - Puzzle platformers (No news for years. No mention of Vita on game page.)
  • Wild Season - Harvest Moon-ish Kickstarter thing (Project abandoned on Kickstarter since 2016. Dev appears defunct.)
  • Fenix Rage - Challenging indie platformer (Came to PS4 in 2016. Dev appears to have moved on.)
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#1 Edited by MightyDuck (2046 posts) -

Shakedown Hawaii looks like a lot of fun. Will gladly dig out the Vita for this one.

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#2 Posted by BioSpock (72 posts) -

Hey BlackLagoon, would you say I have missed any big titles this year? Last game I bought for Vita was Danganronpa V3.

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