PlayStation Vita coming to Japan 17 Dec, 26 launch titles revealed

Sony PlayStation Vita

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 3Katamari 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:

Title Publisher Genre
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

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