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Galak-Z coming to PS Vita later this year

Galak-Z is coming to PlayStation Vita, developer 17-Bit has announced.

The game is a procedurally-generated space shoot ‘em up, which is good news as we don't think there are enough space shooters on consoles, especially the Vita, which as far as we can remember doesn't have any.

"We've been inspired along the way by many of the 'new wave' roguelikes," PlayStation 4, senior producer Raj Joshi said on the PS Blog. "In particular, we'd like to give a shout out to Spelunky and Don't Starve.

"Spelunky works so well as a handheld game, and we can't put it down. Spelunky's superpower is the extremely rich interactions between every last object in the game. When you're collecting rocks to dislodge spiders to set off arrow traps, you're pulling on a deep well of knowledge gained purely by watching the rules of the game grind against each other, and expressing it in a natural way. Every miserable, hilarious, catastrophic death doubles as a big chalkboard lesson in How The Game Works.

"Spelunky is also great at giving satisfying play sessions of anywhere from three minutes to three hours. The union of the roguelike structure and the pick-up-and-play nature of a handheld resonated with us. It makes us even more excited to get Galak-Z on the go."

Galak-Z is due out later this year. It's also coming to PS4.

Edited On 07 Mar, 2014

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