• Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
  • £
  • Login
    X


    Register | Password reset

New games for Vita to be announce at Gamescom


Sony will announce new games for the PlayStation Vita at this year's gamescom, although what they'll be remains a mystery.

The PlayStation Blog's Fred Dutton revealed that new games will indeed be announced at gamescom, although that's about all he said on the matter.

We already know that Sony will focus much of its energy on PS4, but it's nice to know that Vita will get some love too. Will it be enough to get the device back in the public eye? That remains to be seen.

Edited On 12 Aug, 2013

Comments
( 70 )
Shoozle's avatar
Shoozle 3 years ago
I would get hyped but the last time I did, it turned out to be a card based game.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Bought my vita almost a month ago and I don't use it what a waste of money that has been for me.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What games you got Tootell?
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Why would you buy a Vita if you're not even going to use it?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't, just don't. I had that exact conversation with him before he bought it
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
I take my Vita for long car journeys, then get aggressive with the cops when I get pulled over. I'm currently in prison for multiple cases of vehicular manslaughter.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
RTLF maybe I though I would use it? Maybe? Seems like common sense..
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh how I love your sense of humor
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
What sense of humor?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I use my vita and it just gives me sore hands and a head ache
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Sounds like hand-helds in general just aren't for you then buddy... wasn't it the 3DS that was supposed to give people bad headaches?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That was cos people weren't used to the 3D effect
Samka's avatar
Samka 3 years ago
Am I the only person in the world who gets a lot of use out of their Vita? Currently still playing Persona 4 (60 ish hours) having spent 90 ish hours on Persona 3. To be honest though more full Vita games would definitely be appreciated as most of the games I play are indie/PSN downloads and I only have a handful of full Vita games (gravity rush, persona 4, uncharted, assassins creed liberation, LBP). Managed to get a lot of game play out of some indie games though (sound shapes springs to mind) and I've actually downloaded more games than I've even played (yeah I have a Vita backlog as well as a PS3 one...). I also use my vita as a carry around media player and watch quite a lot of video on it (tv shows/anime) when I'm travelling... but I think use of Vita will deffo vary depending on the types of games you play and your lifestyle.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But that's Persona 4 (AKA: One of the best JRPGs in the last 10 years), doesn't count
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Its on the Vita... it counts...
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
I've never been interested in handhelds, don't see the point in paying so much money to play games on a tiny screen when I have a computer and TV, and wouldn't use it outside.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But it's also on the PS2
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I don't use my Handhelds outside. It's the pick up and play mentality. (It also costs significantly less to develop for)
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Which results in significantly reduced game quality.
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
I'm surprised Microsoft didn't try getting into the handheld console market to be honest, though they probably realised they wouldn't be able to compete and was too late to enter now.
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
I'm with you Samka, My Vita is showing physical signs of wear and tear from the usage I've gotten out of it. I like a bit of trophy hunting too so I've gotten a lot out of my vita games. I've got 90hrs plus on P4G as on second playthrough now to get trophies and fight the ultimate bosses(I know who/what they are, this is a spoiler free way of saying it). Other honourable mentions go to Soul Sacrifice, AC Liberation, DW Next, Gravity Rush, Virtue's Last Reward, Virtua Tennis 4, COD and SFxTK(Both on Multiplayer are very handy during my lunch breaks as I have wi-fi and play with other friends online). Since I got PS Plus recently I've also really been enjoying Uncharted, Sine Mora, Unit 13 and about to download Lego LOTR for free too. This is not mentioning the indie games and PSP/PSOne classics I have. Really looking forward to Killzone next month and then Dragon's Crown and Tearaway...
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I use handhelds for the unique games. Can't get some games on the bigger consoles that you can get on handhelds so.
Samka's avatar
Samka 3 years ago
Yeah Persona 3 was on the PS2 (not that I played it) but the vita version is quite significantly expanded, from what I gather. So I definitely think it counts. I also think the uncharted game was pretty good value for money in terms of time played - it was a longer game than I was expecting. Ditto gravity rush which has a lot of mini games which the ultra completionist in me can't avoid. But as I said, I've sunk quite a bit of time in indie/PSN games, quite a few which I got free from PS+, so good value. RTFL I'd like to play Virtue's Last Reward but I never finished 999 on the DS - do you need to have finished one to start the other? I play my vita basically in two places: in bed before I go to sleep and when I'm travelling on a train. I can't play my PS3 in bed since it's downstairs, and I like to have something to distract me when I'm on a long train journey. until recently I did a lot of commuting and my vita was perfect for that. so as I said, use of your vita definitely depends on your lifestyle/preferences. I completely disagree that the pick up and play mentality results in significantly reduced game quality. Besides that I think handheld games need to have the kind of setup where you can save and turn off when necessary, so that you don't need to rely on putting your system on standby. A recent example of a great handheld game which totally missed the point of 'pick up and play': Luigi's mansion 2.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You can think that if you want but Advance Wars, Pokemon, Zelda,Ace Attorney,Fire Emblem, Sonic, Persona,Kingdom Hearts,Final Fantasy,Phantasy Star & Tales of all have games that are just as good or better then their console counterparts
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Pika, regardless of the fact that it is in fact expanded and contains extra characters/dungeons/Persona's, if people are buying it and playing it on their vita it counts as a vita game... surely... Where else can you play this great game on the move?
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Oh and I forgot to mention cut scenes...
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Guys meet Nox this is what he does.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You don't NEED to finish 999 before you play Last Reward but it is recommended you do (If you look at the cast picture you will see why) http://www.blankmaninc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/virtues-last-reward-characters.jpg . Even if you haven't finished you should be able to recognise at least one character
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
Samka I read its better if you finished 999 before starting VLR, but that if you don't it also doesn't matter. I never played 999 and VLR was awesome, fully completed it and got the Platinum for it...
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You are right, this is what I do. I was trying to say one thing but ended up saying a completely different thing, my bad
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Indeed. Advance Wars, Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, Pokemon aren't available on bigger consoles really.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
"But it's also on the PS2" - Persona 4 Golden is not available on PS2, and even if it was, do they even make PS2s anymore? Is the original P4 even in print anymore? Pretty irrelevant tbh.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm sure there were a few Advance Wars game on home console but I never played any & while Pokemon Colosseum/Gale of Darkness are great games they don't live up to the handheld counterparts
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
P4 is still in print (Or was a while ago) Read this from my previous comment Kevin "I was trying to say one thing but ended up saying a completely different thing, my bad "
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
US version of P4 not EU version for anyone who was wondering.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
" P4 is still in print (Or was a while ago) Read this from my previous comment Kevin "I was trying to say one thing but ended up saying a completely different thing, my bad" - Might be my bad also, as I typed my post before you posted that but I forgot to hit submit right away :p
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Just now i don't have that much on the Vita to get me to play it more than my 3DS, have been tempted by persona but have shockingly never played any of them so i was waiting for it to come to plus on the vita.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's ok Kevin. That is pretty much a crime for JRPG fans this gen Zombie.
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 3 years ago
agreed Pika... Zombie what're you thinking?... get it... get it now! :)
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Its on my list you should see the amount of games i have to play through just now. I am getting there though.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I will say the P3 (PS2) & P3P (PSP) are similar yet different experiences so it's more up to you preference, that and you get to play as a female character in P3P
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well bar Steam games (Cos I can see them any time I like) I would love to see your backlog. We should have a thread sometime that is dedicated to pictures of our backlogs/cats
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well dogs cos I don't have any cats
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Going to sell my vita might put it on eBay ill be happy with between 80-100 for it
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
CeX give £93 trade for it if you have something to spend the credit on, could always get GAME to match and put it towards next gen if you're getting it.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll give you £50 right now
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I'll stick it on eBay with memory card 8gb FIFA 13 and case
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Will see what i can do with taking a picture
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Have a look at the list of upcoming games Tootell and ask some people for recommendations first
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I just don't get on with handhelds
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Current backlog obviously not including digital titles http://www.flickr.com/photos/100167359@N03/9496605264/lightbox/
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Twilight Princess, Really?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You have two of my favourite games there, Infinite Undiscovery and Resonance of Fate
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
I was only playing my vita on and off, but that bad boy came into it's own when the wife was in hospital having baby. 48 hours of insane boredom fixed by the vita. Although, the Jak and Daxter trilogy sucks on it. Frame rate issues and poor control setup made it painful to play. Unit 13 is a lot of fun though, and LBP pretty much belongs on vita. And tear away and killzone make the future of the vita look pretty bright.
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah got quite a bit through twilight princess and got bored, will start from the beginning when i go back to it. Resonance of Fate i think i am half way through just now just up to the part where Leanne has the cold and you need to get medicine for her.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Here is my two bookcases http://www.flickr.com/photos/100186412@N03/
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You can pretty much say the whole PS2 row in part of my backlog
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Thats not a bad collection, wish i had more room to keep the majority of my stuff out but just now it is pretty much stored away. Something i realised the other day is how much i miss the older boxes for multi disc games so that they are not all stacked on each other. I got the Asian version of lost odyssey and not only is the box art cooler it has a bigger box to fit all four discs properly
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I made the mistake of not keeping a lot of my old games, have started keeping the ones i really enjoy now though.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
This sounds really interesting, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/project-phoenix-japans-indie-rpg-feat-aaa-talent I'll be watching it closely over the next few week
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Looks like the Vita announcements for next week are slipping out already. Random ass release, but a new version of the original Duke Nukem 3D is heading for Vita. That's a good one, but tbh I'd have preferred Doom on it... which is made all the more painful when you consider Carmack was saying last week he wanted to bring Doom 3 BFG (Which includes Doom 1 and 2) to Vita :(
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Seriously kevin, that's what excites you, ancient games getting rereleased on a machine that can easily emulate them already?
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
I never said I was excited.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
You didn't need to, it was implied.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
You two need to get a room
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Sorry, I don't do sad keyboard warriors, I like real men.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Really hate the word used in that context "Do"
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM_9As_2VAg
Artemisthemp's avatar
Artemisthemp 3 years ago
The Tales games?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Believe me if Namco bring over Tales of Hearts R or even the rest of the Radiant Mythology spin-offs, I will buy a Vita right away

Please describe the nature of the abuse: