Sony has announced today at the Tokyo Games Show 2011 that the PlayStation Vita will be released in Japan on 17 December along with 26 titles, with a further 74 titles currently under development.
With Singapore retailers often doing parallel imports, we are likely to see the PS Vita hit our shores by the end of December. At inflated prices of course. Read on for more details on the Vita prices and launch games.
The PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model will sell for ¥29,980 (S$486) while the Wi-Fi-only model will sell for ¥24,980 (S$405). The Vita will also use a proprietary memory card for save game and data and will have a battery life span of 3 to 5 hours for games.
Among the 26 launch titles are some very strong crowd-pullers across all genres. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Katamari Damacy No-Vita, Ridge Racer and Disgaea 3 are the major ones that stick out for me. It should be noted that some of these titles aren’t games at all. For example, Nico Nico Douga is an app for the popular Japanese video streaming website, while Yuusha no Kirokuis some form of calendar app.
Full list of launch titles below:
|BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend||Arc System Works||2D Fighting|
|Project N.O.E.L.S. (tentative)||Arc System Works||Music Game|
|Touch Browser Battle Kingdoms (tenative)||AQ Interactive Inc.||RTS|
|FISH ON (tentative)||Kadokawa Games Ltd.||Sports (Fishing)|
|Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Capcom||2D Fighting|
|Dynasty Warriors NEXT||Tecmo Koei Games Inc.||Tactical Action|
|F1 2011||Codemasters Ltd.||Racing|
|Legion of Hell||Square-Enix||Action|
|Lord of the Apocalypse||Square-Enix||Action RPG|
|Shinobido 2||Spike||Ninja Stealth Action|
|Power Smash 4||SEGA||Sports (Tennis)|
|Uncharted: Golden Abyss||Sony CE Inc.||Action Adventure|
|Sawari Makuru||Sony CE Inc.||Mini Games|
|Minna to Issho||Sony CE Inc.||Visual Friends Network|
|Everybody’s Golf 6 (Hot Shots Golf 6)||Sony CE Inc.||Sports (Golf)|
|Yuusha no Kiroku||Sony CE Inc.||Calendar|
|Monster Radar||Sony Marketing||Location-based|
|@ Field||Sonic Powered Co.||Sports (Golf)|
|Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru||Chun Soft Co. Ltd||Sound Novel|
|Dream Club ZERO Portable||D3 Publisher Ltd.||Love Sim|
|Nico Nico Douga||Dwango Co. Ltd.||Video Service|
|Disgaea 3 Return||Nippon Ichi Software Ltd.||Strategy RPG|
|Katamari Damacy No-Vita||NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.||Puzzle Action|
|Ridge Racer (tentative)||NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.||Racing|
|Dark Quest (tentative)||Ubi Soft Ltd.||RPG|
|Michael Jackson: THe Experience HD (tentative)||Ubi Soft Ltd.||Rhythm|